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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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Blender 2.78 with Windows 10 lags when interacting with the UI

Update This has been confirmed resolved in a later version 376.33 and possibly the update prior. meta Okay, I recently did a computer update. I used to run Blender 2.77 on a Dell desktop (5 GB RAM, ...
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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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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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Console flashes on launching, then closes (ms-windows)

I installed blender on a windows 7 64 bit system. I opened it one time then went to the tutorials. in the meantime I had a power failure and when I tried to start blender again I get a dos window ...
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Does Blender resume rendering after returning from hibernation in Windows 7?

I have a Windows 7 machine and my Blender render takes about 8 hours or so. Sometimes the laptop goes to sleep or I have to hibernate it to travel to work. Does Blender resume the rendering to avi raw ...
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Does Blender work in Windows 10?

Windows upgraded itself (from 8.1) without uninstalling Blender, but Blender wouldn't correctly work after this (look at the error message below). Video won't show. Does Blender work with Windows ...
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Cannot save blend files - permission denied [closed]

I installed blender for the first time, so I have the latest version, 2.78c. I played with it for a bit. Then I discovered I couldn't save my work. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it. Rebooted. ...
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Blender hangs for a minute

My blender hangs very often for a minute on two. Sometimes it doesn't, in 90% cases it does. Typical places where it hangs are: at startup, just after showing console window, before showing UI. at ...
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How can I start using Freestyle?

Blender 2.67 is out, and one of its main features is the long-awaited Freestyle integration. I'd like to try out Freestyle, but it doesn't appear in the "Render Engine" dropdown. I assume some ...
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How can I change the directory used to cache BVH?

Is there any way to specify where Blender saves the BVH cache files? It seems that it always goes to a folder inside my user profile (in my case, on Win7: ...
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How can I move a project that includes images-as-planes?

I am working on a project that includes images-as-planes. I would like to copy the whole project to another computer. How can I move the Blender file and also relocate the image-as-planes source ...
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Why won't Blender run on Windows XP?

I downloaded Blender 64 bit and the OS indicated that the program was not compatible with my computer chip. I then downloaded the 32 bit version which seemed to allow me to install. However the ...
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Is Blender compatible with Windows 10?

Will Blender still work on Windows 10, and if so, will the full screen functionality still work? Are there any issues with Blender and Windows 10 I should be aware of before upgrading?
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How do I fix Exception Access Violation error on startup?

I just installed Blender, but when I try to start it, the command prompt comes up with "Error: Exception_Access_Violation" and then closes (and Blender never starts of course). How do I fix this? I ...
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How to randomize window lighting on skyscrapers without separating each window into a separate object?

I want to make a building where each window has a randomized lighting value. I can achieve this by separating each window into a separate object and assigning them a material that uses a random number,...
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Blender not working in Windows 10, any suggestions?

Yesterday, I upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 7 and I had Blender version 2.75a installed before the update. Went to load blender and I get that script box that pops up to load blender and then ...
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Blender 2.74 Windows 64bit quits and displays hz issue

Here is the message that gets displayed: ...
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How to run scripts in the background of the game engine without freezing or opening new Blender instances on Windows?

The Blender game engine does not move into the next frame if all the active scripts have not yet finished. Say we have an HTTP script in the game. The script retrieves data from a server. I presume ...
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How to bypass OpenGL 1.2 requirement for remote GPU rendering?

Disclaimer: I am aware that this question is very similar to these two and that the answer to my question would probably be applicable to them, too: How to run blender 2.77 on a virtual network ...
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Blender appears zoomed in, Windows 10 [duplicate]

Having this problem since I updated to W10 from W7. The whole blender window appears zoomed in. See: The window is minimized just for the screenshot You can see on the edges the effect of the zoom. ...
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Can I use blender as a photo and video viewer?

I want to know If I can use blender as a photo and video viewer? Like If I have a photo on my computer I just have to press "open with" blender and blender automatically open on the UV image editor if ...
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How do I send multiple command line commands to the same Blender instance?

im pretty new to blender, and im facing the need to issue python scripts to blender outside of blender via command line. Im using the following from a windows shell: "blender exe" --python "python ...
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How do i close a view window that's not the same size as the ones next to it?

I'd like to close one of the view windows on the right side of the Blender user interface. However, it shares borders with two view windows on its left. I've tried dragging both its and its neighbor's ...
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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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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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Startup Black Screen?

I just installed Blender and I'm new to all this. When I open up Blender I see a black screen, like the command prompt app on Windows, and I was wondering how to get into Blender? Then if I click on ...
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Blender 2.72 “blender-app.exe”

Blender version 2.72 in the .zip downloaded from blender.org there is a new file called blender-app.exe in addition to blender.exe. What is blender-app.exe for? Which file should I use to open ...
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Blender 2.79b crashes on start up

*Sorry for my bad English. I'm trying to install and use Blender 2.79b on my new computer which uses Windows 10 64-bit. But it always crashes on startup. After double-clicking, a console pops up and ...
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Blender 2.73a crashes on start up

I am using windows 7 64-bit, freshly installed. I installed Blender 2.73a but after installation, when I open blender it crashes (Blender has stopped working), but Blender 2.68 works perfectly fine. ...
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Modifier Keys using multiple windows of the same file

I have split my layout into two windows using Window > Duplicate Window. I am working in window1, then want to pan the view in window2. I pan the view with the default Shift MMB. Just as window2 gets ...
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Import a GIMP XCF on Windows 7

How do you import a GIMP XCF File into Blender when running it on windows 7? I see all this stuff for how to do it in Linux, but is there anyway to do it with windows? And what is this http://wiki....
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Blender app window BLANK after Windows 10 update

Windows updated a few days ago Version 10.0.17134 Build 17134 I noticed the Windows app "create password reset disc" opens, with no window. I can see it in alt-tab, but when selecting it, nothing ...
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“Legacy WGL is unable to select between OpenGL versions” error [duplicate]

Is there a chance of fixing this? (the autodesk maya was working fine and I want to try this program, could someone help me with this?)
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Blender 2.79b crashes on start V2

This question is a continuation of this: Blender 2.79b crashes on start up System: Windows 10 Drivers: ...
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Windows 10, Blender cannot open write save on C: [duplicate]

I just noticed this recently, I cannot save my blend file. Cannot open file for writing permission denied. I have been using Blender for over 5 years and installed it multiple times on multiple ...
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Blender lag everywhere when interacting with UI (Win10/GTX 1070) [duplicate]

I'm trying to use Blender v2.78 on my new notebook which has the following config: CPU - i7-6700HQ (4 cores) Mem - 16G GPU - GeForce GTX 1070 (driver is updated to the latest 376.09) OS - Win10 ...
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trying open blender but getting error failed to set 44100hz, got 48000hz instead.and crashing. what to do? [duplicate]

I am new to blender and installed it for the first time in my computer. And when i started it showed a error "Error AL lib: UpdateDeviceParams: Failed to set 44100hz, got 48000hz instead.". And the ...
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Blender closes when using the scroll wheel

I am running a Windows 8 and have recently installed Laplacian Lightning and Blender Source Tools, and have failed to import Mineways twice. My new problem is that I cannot touch the scroll wheel ...
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Multiple Blender Threads (targetting CPU and GPU )

I am using blender 2.77a on windows 10. I intend to do work in separate blender thread(modeling, texturing..small tweaks) while I put my finished frames to render. While rendering blender uses 100% ...
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How to get rid of opened duplicate window [duplicate]

After I open an additional view of a window, how do I get rid of it? Example below: Dragging to the right/left does not help. I am using 2.72 on Windows 7.
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Why is Blender just using 54% of my CPU when rendering in cycles?

Blender is only utilizing 54% on every core of my CPU (as shown in TaskManager) when rendering in Cycles. How can I make it use 100%? Can this be fixed within Blender or is it more of an OS/hardware-...