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Questions pertaining to the Windows Operating System as it relates to Blender. Questions can be anything from compatibility to optimization.

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Carrying UI Settings from Windows to Linux [duplicate]

I'm trying out Linux (Kubuntu 20.04), moving from Windows 7, just to see how I feel about it. I installed Blender 2.83 and I'm having trouble opening up the start up file I have saved away with the ...
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How to install Blender on a Intel Core i5 with Windows 7? [closed]

I use a 2014 laptop with Intel Core i5(2010) with Windows 7 Pro Extended Support(2020) I want to do modeling with Unity but I tried but it said you need a high level computer while i have a mid level
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'blender' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

I can't get any blender commands to work in the windows command line. I have added to the PATH and changed the directory to where Blender is on my laptop but I just keep getting this error: 'blender' ...
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How to create old looking/ cracked glass

I am looking for old looking cracked glass for a window in a shack scene. I have looked everywhere but can find a tutorial or material or model on this please can someone help me on this thanks
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Switching from Mac to PC - Questions regarding GPU-rendering

I just switched from Mac (macOS) to PC (Windows 10). Since Macs can't render with GPU, I'm new to the concept of being able to render with Cycles using a GPU. However, I have a couple of questions: ...
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How to make Blender open on secondary monitor, including save/open/prefs window?

I use a dual monitor set up (Dell as primary monitor, Wacom Cintiq as my secondary). I want blender to start up on my secondary monitor. Manually moving the Blender window to my secondary and saving ...
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Crash when I start Blender 2.83 on Windows 7 Pro

I've just installed Blender 64Bits v2.83 (Os W7 Pro-64b) and when I try to launch it, I have a stealth window (kind for DOS command) which opens and closes immediately, and the program doesn't not ...
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Is it possible to auto close the blender render window once rendering is finished?

Is it possible to auto close the blender render window once rendering is finished? I could not find any such option.
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How can i change the keyboard layout of blender back to english/default?

I'm new (actually just installed it a few hours ago), and wanted to access walk mode through shift ´ but i couldn't find the key Blender sees as ´ at first. Neither the key left of 1 - which would be ...
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Blender 2.83 Doesnt Load: Debug Output says “EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION”

I checked one of the text files for 2.83 and says my GPU is supported, I ran one of the command scripts (blender factory startup) and it produced a Blender Debug Output. This text message says ...
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SyntaxError: (unicode error) 'unicodeescape' codec can't decode bytes in position 2-3: truncated \UXXXXXXXX escape

I'm trying to save fig to my desktop using python but showing an error how can I solve this error?? (I'm Using Windows10) ...
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Why does Blender become unusable when Windows Ink is enabled?

It is awesome that Blender supports windows Ink, however if you use it then blender seems to become unusable. Even right click menus stop working. Is there a way to activate a pen only pie menu or ...
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Can you perfectly line up one object with an array modifier with another object that has an array modifier?

So here's the problem. I want the cylinders to be smack in the middle of the cubes when giving them both an array modifier. I know one way to make that happen, is to just join them together and give ...
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Clip in the sequencer won't show in previewer

The clip is a MP4 file I captured from Windows Gamebar. The video plays fine and I can even open it in other video editing software. However, when I import the clip into Blender it won't play video in ...
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Remapped keyboard keys don not work properly in Blender only (Windows 10)

I have bought a laptop that was German (I’m not, I use an English keyboard), and I have a clean installation in English as Win 10 OS language and Greek loaded as an additional language pack. Both use ...
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R6025 error when I try to colorize something in blender 2.82

In blender 2.82 when I try to go to shading tab ,material preview and rendering views even when I try to add a material to an object an error pops up and blender crashes. This is the error pop up: Can ...
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How do I Save/Pin a New Window, and assign a button to it?

Under Window > New Window, I'm able to create a window, and assign various Editor Types within said window. I'd like to save this window and Pin it, so that regardless of which Workspace Tab I'm on it ...
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Blender is not displaying anything when startup

So I got this new desktop PC (albeit second-hand), and I begun moving my old stuff from my laptop to here, including Blender 2.79. When starting up the program, I was greeted with something I call a ...
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When I have Blender open and Windows updates, it like, desyncs so sometimes my mouse won't MMB or scroll, or some other peripheral function breaks

Is there someway to stop Windows 8.1 from breaking my interaction that isn't just finally switching to Linux and calling it good on the whole MS experience, because I do sadly need windows to access ...
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Graphic Glitch on Startup

Blender was working fine a few days ago, but suddenly starting Blender up yields a screen like this. For some reason, the glitch doesn't occur when Blender is left free-floating: if I set it to fill ...
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Blender 2.8.2 Crashes on Startup (Windows10) - Not enough video memory?

Update: Also tried 2.78 - It seemingly gets little bit further but still hungs up before accessing the program. I just installed Blender 2.82a off the Windows64 installer on my brand new PC and it ...
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My character keep some of vertex stretching

Here's a video of my issue. https://youtu.be/xFZSXf1QfcA when I pose mode and move the body of the character it would stretch vertex and polygons in one location didn't move with the pose. I used grab ...
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How to change “default” Blender used by Windows?

I have multiple versions of Blender installed: 2.78c(for a class I'm taking using the game engine), 2.82a and 2.83a. When I hit the Windows key and search for Blender, the default one that shows up at ...
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FPS drops sporadically, with Gsync turned on, even with just one cube in the scene

Problem has been ongoing for quite a while. (more than 3 months, can't remember exactly when, sorry) If I move the mouse outside the current part of blender framerate instantly shoots back up - for ...
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Path to all Font directories on windows 10

When I installed extra fonts on Windows 10, the OS put the files in my user "AppData ..." location. Now fonts exist in two different directories and I cannot find information on how to setup the font ...
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Room with Archmesh

I created a room with archmesh, but when rendering with Cycles it´s dark inside, when rendering with Eevee I can see the outside through the window. How can I fix this?
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Blender 2.81a file created in Windows behaves weird in Linux

I have students learning Blender doing the Blender Guru Donut Tutorial. While doing this, a few of them have moved to another room. The difference is that they started on Windows 10 PCs and now try to ...
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Blender slowed almost to a stand-still after a Windows 10 update

I recently updated Windows 10 (not by choice, i was installing new case fans and had to turn it off, and the OS left me no option.), and today I had time to work on Blender so I opened it to get some ...
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Integrated Graphics Requirments for Newer Laptops?

I'm buying a 10th Gen Intel Core, HP laptop. The specs say it only has an Intel Graphics Coprocessor. Will it run blender 2.8? https://www.amazon.com/2020-HP-Touchscreen-Premium-Laptop/dp/B081SM57RY/...
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Open Layout window on a second monitor

Is it possible in Blender to open a completely different window and place it on a second monitor? The same way we can open a shading or uv window and split the screen, but to have that shading window ...
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Opengl 3.3 drivers blender 2.81

I use blender 2.81 at start, I get this error, the drivers are updated through the driver pack solution. Some may say that the graphics card is not suitable and needs to be updated. But if I use ...
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Screen distorts after enlarging/opening new windows [closed]

This distortion occurs upon opening new windows inside blender, such that I can not save, save rendered image, open project, virtually anything. I'd really appreciate an answer on how to fix this ...
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Blender 2.81 crashed now no version starts

I've never had issues with any blender version up through 2.8 64 bit and was actually using blender when i noticed that 2.81 was released. I downloaded 2.81a on Dec 5 and it opened for a few moments ...
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2.79 works for me- 2.81a refuse to start - cmd screen only flashes

I have been using 2.79 works well. installed both 2.8 and even 2.81a on a Dell xps8300 W7.When I tried to start it , the cmd-screen only flashed. blender did not start. Doe's anyone have a solution ...
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Changing startup file location

Is it possibile to change the location of the startup.blend file to my documents for example, in Windows? Thank you. I found useful to have an unique location like all the other software templates, ...
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I am seeing both blender 2.8 and blender 2.81 in my program list. So can I uninstall blender 2.8?

I have previously installed Blender 2.8 and today I have updated to Blender 2.81 by downloading and installing it from blender website. I see 2 blender programs in program list, one Blender 2.8 and ...
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Blender 2.8 Command Line: Errors on running script

I am looking to run my python scripts using the command line. So far, I have confirmed I can open blender using the command line, and I can open a specific file as well. The issue comes when I ...
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Blender crashes randomly while using - OpenGL issue

I've been experiencing one particular problem for over two years without a solution. When using Blender (even just navigation in GUI), it randomly crashes. When I look to the Events Viewer, I get ...
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Windows/Linux vs Mac 2019

You are always recommended to use windows/Linux to run blender but all the forum questions seem to be outdated by 7 years. I only thought of this because people tend to prefer to use photoshop and ...
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Does Blender bloat unnecessarily the Windows Registry?

According to Revo Uninstaller, Blender adds more than 4400 registry keys to the Windows Registry. They are almost all spread in Registry folder: ...
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Blender 2.76b crashes windows xp on startup

I appreciate all your helps. I find this software incompatibility very frustrating. I think I remember Blender v2.76b running successfully on my laptop machine in the past. There have been many ...
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Trapped in Dope Sheet view

I've used Blender a bit, so I've been enjoying how usability has improved in v2.8, but I was in Animation view - timeline, dope sheet and view - and accidentally touched the keyboard - POW! The view ...
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How to restore original window? [duplicate]

So today I wanted to separate the workspace between two monitors and I shift-clicked the view I wanted to put in a new window and it worked. The problem is that when I wanted to close it (since in ...
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How can I adjust text size of the interface in Blender 2.8?

I have seen previous questions that say the text size can be set by using Ctrl+Alt+U. However, when I press these keys it doesn't seem to do anything at all. I am using Blender 2.8 and Windows 10 ...
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Grease Pencil Animation

I am wanting to use the new features of the grease pencil for animation. I am going to have a sphere that I want to draw facial expressions on top of. However, it is not very efficient to try to ...
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User Preferences File Not Compatible Between Win and Linux

I'm using both Windows and Linux and I was hoping to be able to sync the userpref.blend between these operating systems but it seems it doesn't work. I've tried with both Blender Sync and by manually ...
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Blender 2.80 Wont open on windows 10 virtual machine

I instilled windows 10 on my mac and downloaded blender but blender still won't open it well pop up a message saying A graphics card and driver with support for OpenGL 3.3 or higher is required. ...
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Are bug fix updates available?

do the blender folks provide bug fix updates? If so, how does one acquire these. There seems to be no provision on the main interface for this. I suspect that I'm missing something obvious, since I ...
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Can Blender 2.80 run in windows 10 virtual machine

I have been doing a little research on virtual machines like VirtualBox and that got me wounding if I can run windows 10 on my mac using VirtualBox and run blender 2.80 on windows 10 and what do the ...
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Blender 2.8 fails to load using NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti

I get the following error message when trying to launch blender 2.8. I have checked and i am running the latest drivers and my GPU says it supports OpenGL 4+

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