Questions tagged [windows]

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

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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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Just installed for the first time. Blender closes instantly upon starting up

I apologize if this is a common issue, but I cannot for the life of me understand how to startup the program. I just finished installing for the first time, yet Blender will not even run. I had to do ...
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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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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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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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Why is my object lying on the surface when I export file as OBJ?

I've made a 3D model (a snowman). I've saved it as a BLEND file and it was standing. After that I wanted to export it as an OBJ file. I viewed it in Microsoft Print 3D and it was lying. How can I fix ...
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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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Latest version of Blender doesn't boot in Windows or Linux

So i updated my blender to the latest version in both windows and linux. Both immediately shutdown after the initial pop up. Ran from console in Fedora 28 ...
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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 is not on the start menu

The blender shortcut says it's pinned to start as shown in the photo, but when actually looking through the start menu or the Windows search, it's nowhere to be found.
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Blender crashes on startup windows 10

I installed the blender after a fresh installation of windows 10. I have all the drivers installed. I have GTX 1060 graphics card. After running the blender, the console blinks and the program does ...
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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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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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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 crashes whole PC

Blender crashes my whole PC, usually when i switch out of it and come back into it. Blender usually crashes when I switch out of it and come back into, and when it does crash, it begins with the ...
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Blender Stopped working

So I've started using blender not too long ago and everything was working fine. I took a break from it and when I came back it doesn't function anymore. When I was opening it after some time it would ...
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Blender 2.8 causes all other versions to not run!

After installing 2.8 i use it for 5 min then it stops responding and crashes. I try to reopen and the console is blank and it never ends up working. All other versions of blender i have installed also ...
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Blurred interface (wrong interface scale) [duplicate]

I've just installed Blender 2.8 (also check 2.76 and 2.79) and interface looks quite weird (windows 10, FHD res). menu bar not visible although application is displayed in fullscreen mode bottom of ...
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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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Where can I download blender 2.79b? [duplicate]

was wondering if there was a link to blender 2.79b as I can't seem to find a download link anywhere.
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Blender 2.79b/2,78c Crash [Error: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION]

Blender 2.79b/2,78c have suddenly started crashing on my Dell Windows10/64bit laptop(Intel Hd3000 Gpu). Error: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION I have tried the steps below (all have failed) - 1.Updated ...
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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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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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search folder and import each file by script (ver. 2.79b)

Aims: I have a displacement modifier applied on the object. Image files were put into a sub-folder. I wanted to use script to search the sub-folder, replace the image(used by displacement modifier) ...
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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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Blender closes when opened (flashes command window)

When I try to load Blender, it flashes a command window and gives a failure (very similar to the one described in the link below). It then opens Blender (a gray screen) and closes it. More ...
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Painting problem when using pen in Blender

I've been using Blender for years. This is my first time to experience it on a 2in1 PC (HP Pavilion x360). This machine has a pen which works perfectly in any app except Blender. Whenever I tap the ...
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How to prevent a newly create window to change its content when switching between workspaces?

hello, how do i prevent this behavior of any newly created window /window dupplication ? i want the content of the window to stay the same when switching from workspaces to workspaces. can it be ...
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How to change the size of the active window with python in blender?

i want to change the size of the active windows within blender python by width and height. i saw that there's tkinter for python module adapted just for that but isn't enable withing blender. i ...
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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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How will Blender work on the Microsoft Surface Book?

How will Blender work on the Microsoft Surface Book? I'm not looking for benchmark numbers but for user experiences with this software/hardware combination. Thanks
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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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AlT R Key In blender opens Windows Run command

When I use the alt R key in Windows 10 Pro it opens the Windows run command. How do I fix this?
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Trying to install blender getting stuck on creating shortcuts

I'm trying to install Blender at my school but when it's getting close to finishing it gets stuck on "Creating Shortcuts"
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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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Blender 2.80 Cycles rendering doesn't get to more than 10-25% GPU usage

When I render my animated scene with Blender (2.80 beta from 10-5-2019) Cycles using "GPU supported feature set" I only get to about 10-25% GPU utilization on my Nvidia GTX 970 on Windows 10. I've ...
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The entry data point for memspfree could not be located

I keep getting this message every time I open the program and Google doesn't help. Blender opens and functions just fine, this window just occurs every time I open a file. Any clues?
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Possible to make an Installation version of Blender with all current Add-ons and Settings?

Blender can be downloaded in a portable version, that doesn't need an installation. It's also possible to pack external data like models and textures into a .blendfile. This makes me feel, it should ...
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Blender version 2.79 and older crashes on startup

Recently Blender version 2.79 and older crashes upon startup in my Windows 10 64-bit computer, and after further inspection, apparently it has something to do with the Cycles renderer. Blender 2.80, ...
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Open a screen in a new window

There are multiple reasons why sometimes I close the second window, like at the office I have two monitors, at home one, etc... Every time I close the second window, then later open a new one, a new ...
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Will my Blender installation work after updating to windows 10?

I'm thinking of installing win 10 and was wondering if I will be able to pick up everything where I left it... Obviously I cannot request a 100% guaranteed result but I want to know if anyone has ...
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How well does Blender handle multiple instalations side by side?

I have Blender (latest stable version) installed on my workstation. I want to install the nightly build so that I can have the stereo 3D features for a project that I am working on. Are there any ...
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Impossible to save file on external harddrive?

I've been trying to make back-ups of my Blender files (very important, I found out a while ago :( ), but when I use either "Save As" or "Save Copy" in Blender to save on my HDD, it doesn't exactly ...
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Blender crashes with GPU installed

On a recently assembled computer, attempting to run the BMW Benchmark using CPU render causes the screen to flickers after a few minutes and blender crashes, while using GPU render works fine. After ...
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Wacom Cintiq pen input stops working when I launch Blender

I have a basic understanding of blender but don't know the ins and outs at all so I'm definitely a noob. Right now I have a Mobile studio pro connected to a dell xps 15 via usb-c. Whenever I open up ...
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Blender 2.79 showing error on Windows 10 Microsoft Surface Book 2, Nvidia GTX 1060, Intel i7 [duplicate]

I just downloaded Blender Version 2.79 on my new Windows 10 computer and I am getting this error quickly flashing on start up of blender and upon closing blender. I can interact with the program, ...
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Unable to download Blender because of ssl_error_rx_record_too_long error [closed]

I'm using Firefox 65.0.1 64 bit and have tried many times to download blender using a standard window, a private window, setting TLS back to 1.2 etc - however I'm still unable to do so because of the ...
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Screen bar of the window screen covers/block the buttons

I am a new blender user and I download the version 2.8 beta. However, when I open the software the bar that shows the software's name(on the top of the screen) and the bar that shows window icon, ...
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How to prevent blender blocking computer entering stand by state?

I often leave my Windows computer on overnight, and sometimes I have Blender running when I do so. I've noticed that when Blender is running that my computer will not enter it's powered down state. ...