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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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You are always recommended to use windows/Linux to run blender but all the forum questions seem to be outdated by 7 years.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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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 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 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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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. ...
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Blender 2.79 worked, but 2.80 does nothing (Windows 10)

I'm a beginner in animation. Blender 2.79 seemed to work fine on my Windows 10 Home laptop. But it seemed impossible to enter text as an object so someone named Andrew recommended that I try 2.8. I ...
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Windows 10 Title Bar blocking menus [duplicate]

Both on 2.79b and 2.80 beta, I am unable to see the top menu line. It is being blocked by the windows title bar. I'm running on a laptop with a built in Intel 620 graphics. I assume that is the ...
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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 wont start - New PC on windows 10

I just finished building my new PC, here are the specs if you need them: i7-8700K EVA GeForce GTX 1070 SC (got used off eBay so if its defective and thats the issue i want to know asap, but i don't ...
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When rendering a 17 minute video, the mp4 is not playing anything

Maybe this is a dumb question, but when I run a test render on the first 100 frames or so everything looks great - renders in HD to H.264 in MPEG-4 with H.264 codec and MP3 audio codec, everything in ...
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Blender crashes after grey window

I simply cannot launch blender 2.79a whatever I do! I have reinstalled 4 times and done the same with older versions. I have also updated my drivers and installed an older version of Python in case it ...