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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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Wacom tablet acting oddly

Just putting this out there in case anyone has any ideas. I have an older Wacom Intous2 and it still works great. I'm on Windows7. On Blender 2.71 and earlier, my wacom tablet always worked perfectly,...
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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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Alt combination doesn't work well Blender 2.78 and 2.79, Windows 7 x64

I discovered that AltH doesn't work and I was unable to unhide objects. After a series of tests and looking online, I discovered myself that the left Alt key doesn't work always, but the right Alt (...
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Blender opens but is strangely unresponsive

I am using Win 7 home 64bit. I have multiple versions of blender portable installed (just an unzip), after not using it for a couple months I went to open 2.77a and it just gives me a big black screen ...
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Transformation manipulator rotate keeps messing with my material view

Bizarre glitch(?) that seems to happen whenever I use the material view after activating the rotate transformation manipulator on a rig. When I rotate my bones manually, everything seems just fine, ...
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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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Problems setting ap a render farm

I'm trying to set up Blender on our renderfarm. Main problem is, we are using blade servers without a dedicated graphics card, so when starting Blender on the server I get this error: Can't detect 3D ...
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GPU and missing kernel…32b works but not 64b

So I just did a build with an ASUS GTX 980 ti with windows 7 64b OS. None of the 64b versions of Blender are working, they just flash a quick command window for a 1/2 sec and then nothing. The 32b ...
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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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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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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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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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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 2.8 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 closes when minimised or UI elements are closed

I’m having a bug which was not present about a week ago. Every time I click the blender Icon in the Windows 10 taskbar to minimise it, it just completely shuts down. If I open a window within the ...
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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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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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Creating an .exe file of a python application with bpy module

when I create an executable of below python application which has bpy (python API for Blender) with pyinstaller on windows platform, The .exe file does'nt run. But the same program runs from Eclipse ...
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Light not passing through all windows

I am creating a room using archimesh. And have applied auto holes I have a room with three windows, all set up the same, all using the same material. If I place all the windows in the correct ...
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My Blender 2.79 crashes on Startup without loading the scene

I've had a problem with Blender for about a week since installing it where every time I start up the program, it launches the output window, then begins to draw the window, but it doesn't create any ...
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Blender screen won't refresh. Windows 10

I recently got a windows 10 laptop. I've brought all my blend projects into this computer and installed blender. But whenever I boot blender up the screen will stay frozen on whatever frame it was ...
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Can't uninstall Blender? (windows 10)

I downloaded Blender for something (relatively) small, but the program was much more than I needed (which I guess is a positive, but I'll never use a good deal of it) and decided to uninstall (save ...
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How to remove sound completely from Blender

I have a Python script that generates a .wav (externally) and places it in the sequence editor. Then, I would like to be able to remove the .wav later. So first I remove the sequence from the editor ...
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Blender locks up if I minimise it

I run blender on a three monitor computer. I'm new to blender and 3D modelling though I have played in Unity and other places for a while. I have created a startup file that opens a blender window ...
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Blender runs slow

When I reinstall my Win 7 I installed all new drivers and Blender. Firstly Blender didn't work because new version need Service Pack 1 so after few Win Updates Blender starts to run. So I open Blender ...
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Performance issues with blender VSE preview during effects only

My system information: Operating System - Windows 10 (64 bit) CPU - i7-5930K @ 3.50GHz RAM - 32GB DDR4 (4x8GB) GPU - AMD R9 Fury X Storage - PCI-e SSD OCZ Revodrive (500 MB/s writes, 900 MB/s reads) ...
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Blender Freezes my whole system on startup

Yesterday i installed an Geforce GTX960 into my system, since then When i starup Blender my system freezes i have installed the newest driver and even tried older ones. The last thing in the startup ...
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Blender crashes on startup

When I launch Blender, it flashes the console on screen and then closes. I was able to see it failed to set to 48000Hz and saw a post that said I could open a console window from the blender folder ...
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CUDA error: Launch exceeded timeout in cutCtxSynchronize()

I am trying to render my scene with my GPU (GTX 660ti) but it always fail with this error and crashes driver. Rendering blender's BMW benchmark scene works just fine, there must be something wrong ...
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encode video through windows command line

I am trying to integrate the Windows command line functionality of Blender into a program I am writing to perform some ProRes/XDCam to DnxHD video encodes. I am currently using FFMPEG to perform DnxHD ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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 ...