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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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The blender program starts with a blurry interface

Hello. The screen is causing trouble and I am asking questions. Because of the nature of the model, I can only use the old version of 2.67 version. When I run the program, I have a problem with the ...
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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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Running Blender under Virtualbox

I setup a VirtualBox machine under Windows for dev related stuff (python, visual studio etc), everything works except that I cant run Blender :( it crashes with ...
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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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Make Blender usable on high resolution screen

The Blender UI elements are incredibly small by default on high resolution screens on Windows (15" UHD screen). I found the Preferences -> System -> DPI setting which can be set up to 144. This ...
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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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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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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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Blender does not start

Installed Blender on a machine with Core i7 CPU, 16GBs of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce 650. I managed to run Blender twice. On the third time nothing was shown and Blender didn't load properly, even ...
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Blender 2.80 and Windows 7

I try to open Blender 2.80 on Windows 7 and nothing happens. I have never had problems with previous versions on my machine, it works perfectly under Ubuntu (my second machine). Does someone have an ...
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What is the max amount of cores and threads Blender can use?

I wanted to get a 12 core CPU (Threadripper 1920X) and I wanted to know the max amount of cores Blender can use?
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Restore thumbnails in Windows File Explorer?

I remember Blender use to produce thumbnails in file explorer. I'm not sure what happened, but I've recently reformatted windows and installed 2.76b, and it still doesn't show them. I assume this isn'...
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What are the pros and cons of using Blender on Windows or Linux?

Is Blender more stable on some Linux distributions, or just on Linux at all? I am contemplating dual-booting my computer and partition some of my HDD for Linux to use blender there. Would there be any ...
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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 to remove every inactive/unused screens in python?

in blender you can easely create thousands of screens. i'd like to have every screens from bpy.data.screens that are not visible deleted, how can i do that ? i know that ...
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Can not get selection box selecting more than one object in Blender 2.8

I am a complete Blender newb, so it's entirely possible that I am messing something up. In this capture I am trying to select all of the "brick" objects I have created using a mouse-drag box select: ...
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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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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 beta doesn't find opengl

Blender 2.8 doesn't load on my windows 7 notebook. It only says several times: "Warning! Ignoring untested OpenGL context profile mask bits. Warning! OpenGL core profile not available." I already ...
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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 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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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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Weird reflections from HDRi

I have been having some problem with reflections in my windows and can't find out what I am doing wrong. I have purchased 2 car models and I get the same problem with the windows. Is is the model ...
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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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What does “change” “repair” or “remove” mean in the blender installer?

When I try to install blender, it says change, repair, or remove. I tried clicking change and repair, and install after that but it does nothing. When I delete it and try again the same thing happens.
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How to modify the size, position, and always on top status of the active blender window for windows OS through python

Hello so i was wandering for my addon https://blenderartists.org/t/floating-windows-the-missing-feature-of-blender-2-8/1163493 how to resize, move, and modify the always on top status of the active ...
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Error AL lib: UpdateDeviceParams: Failed to set 44100hz, got 48000hz instead. What can I do?

I have Win 10 and when I open Blender I have the error: AL lib: UpdateDeviceParams: Failed to set 44100hz, got 48000hz instead
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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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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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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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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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Can't install latest blender on windows

I go to the blender website Select the 64 bit US instillation for my Windows 7 Desktop Computer. After downloading I open the Blender Set Up Wizard and I am given three options: Change/Repair/Remove I ...
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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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Blender stopped opening for me on windows 10

When I open blender, the command box pops up, goes away, a grey window opens and then closes immediately with no error message or anything. Even when running as administrator. From following some ...
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Where can I find Blender 32 bit version?

On the blender.org Download page it only says 64 bit installer. I have a Windows 7, 32 bit computer and OS.
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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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