As the title says, ever since I updated to the latest version of Windows 10, Blender won't open. I haven't done anything that could have broke it. After installing the update I tried opening it on Steam, it just opened the console type window which gets closed and then nothing happens.

I tried to re-install the Steam version - Result = Same problem Tried installing non-steam version - Result = Same problem.

Anyone else has this issue?

I really want to carry on with my project but can't carry on :/

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    $\begingroup$ "I haven't done anything that could have broke it" looks like you have which was Windows 10. Related - blender.stackexchange.com/questions/34798/…, blender.stackexchange.com/questions/33848/… $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    May 15, 2017 at 16:22
  • $\begingroup$ Also make sure you clear your user preferences between installs (more important than reinstalling), and update your graphics card drivers to the lates stable release available. $\endgroup$ May 15, 2017 at 17:31
  • $\begingroup$ right click on Blender and try to run it under integrated graphics and see if it starts . $\endgroup$
    – Cremisi
    May 16, 2017 at 5:23
  • $\begingroup$ I had the same problem. Running with integrated graphics allowed it to run. I'll try updating my graphics drivers. ...stupid Windows. $\endgroup$
    – Tobzorz
    May 17, 2017 at 0:03

2 Answers 2


I also had the same problem. I updated my drivers and went into the blender folder that's under the program files folder and just clicked on that application. Now it works again.

Hope this helped :)


Updating my drivers did not solve my case...

As derHugo notified at Blender doesn't open after Windows 10 creators update

Disabling 'high constrast' setting made the trick for me

setting-> personalisation->Colours-> Choose your default App mode -> Light

Also, it seemed that i had to disable a personalized theme to take a Windows provided theme, for ex:'themed background'

setting-> personalisation->Themes

Hope it will do the trick for you


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