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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 App opens in worst resolution and the info bar is invisible [duplicate]

Blender opens on a worst resolution, the the info bar isn't visible and edges of the app overlaps on the screen, I have attached the picture below. Drivers are updated. Here are my machine specs ...
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Blender very slow after upgrading to windows 10

So I recently did an upgrade on my old laptop. Its a very weak laptop with a ATI Mobility Radeon 3400 but blender always ran pretty well on it. Now after upgrading to windows 10 blender first said ...
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Blender crashing on start

I started blender up today and it crashes on launch. I uninstalled, and re-installed to no avail. I tried debugging and the following information is available: Unhandled exception at ...
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Blender dev build question

On https://builder.blender.org/download/ there are 2 version available for download: non-stable build and Experimental Build Branch by VS 2015 . What does this mean and what are the differences ?
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Blender 2.79 freezes when I try to open file

Every time I try to do anything that involves action of actually looking at my computer files through blender, Blender stopps responding (right after I click the button) for 2-5 minutes before ...
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Unusual hard crash when rotating viewport [closed]

I've had a crash recently occuring to me in which blender hard crashes when I try to either rotate, or pan in the viewport. This only occurs in one scene of mine, which I sadly cannot share, I am ...
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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 wont work and just stays white window

I have been at this for hours and have not found a solution. Manually switched sound settings to 44100hz and then doesn't show that error but still opens and just stays all white window. I have ...
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Blender 2.79 install - Installer has stopped responding [closed]

I've had no problems installing earlier versions of blender. But installing the new 2.79 (Windows, x64) installer on Windows 10 ends up with the installer flashing a window, then going away. Followed ...
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how do i navigate blender on a vaio z canvas

I recently acquired a Vaio Z Canvas which has a very useful shortcut key menu that I can display on the left of my screen as can be seen in the image. Up to this point I've been using these shortcuts ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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No sound after export blender game in .exe? How to export with sound?

How to export blender game in .exe with game sound? I created a basic game but it exported with no sound.
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Why is my Blender UI glitchy when using rendered preview?

When I enter rendered preview with cycles, the UI keeps turning black. GIF showing the problem. I noticed that the problem isn't occurring when I change the "Window Draw Method" from "Automatic" to "...
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Blender doesn't open after Windows 10 creators update

As the title says, ever since I updated to the latest version of Windows 10, Blender won't open. I haven't done anything that could have broke it. After installing the update I tried opening it on ...
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blender 2.78c lagging too much in window 10

when I working on my first project (more than basic use) it was got working nice and smooth but when start to use it little bit for advance use its got slow and star to lag and seem not responding to ...
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Blender doesn't start under Windows 10 version 1703

I have a problem with blender startup, when I start it from Steam it gives me an error with the Audio Board. I have set board to 16bit when I start the error is gone, but Blender crashes instead. ...
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Blender not starting on Windows Remote Desktop [duplicate]

I got a very tricky problem: Let's begin in the past. I got a Workstation. In the past it ran Blender 2.78b with a Nvidia Quadro FX1800 as Graphics Card. For Rendering, I used the CPU. I used another ...
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Blender not running under IIS7

I would like to use Blender 2.78c (64bit, from zip file) to perform rendering tasks on my IIS7 server running at a Win7 machine. The server uses ASP.NET and C# to create a new process which starts ...
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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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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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Some vertices stopped moving in sculpt mode

On a project I was working on creating shape keys and sculpting the model for those keys, suddenly while attempting to create a new shape key some of the vertices of the model stopped reacting to the ...
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How to record a Blender tutorial for others [closed]

I've gotten so much from this great Blender community, I'd like to give back. Before I start I'd like to ask how to do this best. Questions: How do you record a Blender tutorial in Windows? What do ...
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Material Interface

I'm learning blender and am studying materials at this point but as I progress through tutorials I often encounter that my material panel is not always the same as the first time I used Blender. ...
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File browser in Blender is very slow [duplicate]

I work with windows 10 pro. From Blender version 2.76 and also in later (also 2.78c) is the opening of file browser very long. A workflow is not possible. Is a solution to the problem known?
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How to quickly jump from one entry box to another?

Is there a way to quickly jump from one input box to another? For example, in the retopoflow menu, is there a way to go from the source object to the target object box with a button instead of ...
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I am having very slow performance running Blender [duplicate]

I just installed Blender and I am having very slow performance,when I press any menu buttons it takes around 3 sec. to respond or show is this normal? Do I need to set up something additional or ...
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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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Anyone having problems with 2.78 and GTX 660 - specifically baking? [duplicate]

I have gotten zero replies on this and for the life of me don't know why. I'm an intermediate user who has tried everything to get a Combined bake to show up on my image map in Texture mode. After the ...
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Why does Blender gets frozen once I rotate an object and then crash? [closed]

Yesterday I installed Blender on my PC with these characteristics: My problem is that Blender crashes when I open it. First it gets frozen when I try to rotate any object and then it crashes. I don'...
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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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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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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 Not Responding - Windows 7

Blender keeps freezing and saying not responding. My laptop has just been formatted and new windows loaded. Im running Windows 7, 64bit 1.3TB hard drive, 32GB RAM Intel Core i7-2760QM CPU @ 2.40GHz ...
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Question to Blender developers on file handling in Windows [closed]

On one of our Windows 10 PCs we are not able to access render output files of Blender v.2.78 using windows explorer: The file is listed in the file selection dialog in Blender, but is not visible to ...
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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-...
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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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Fly through a window into a new world / scene? [duplicate]

I have a window in an empty space. I need to show another world through that window and also have the camera fly through the window into the new world. Any tips on how to achieve this effect?
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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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Looking for Blender .exe or source that works with windows 10

I used to be able to use Blender and build it a few years back. I am experiencing that any version available from blender.org does not react appropriately. I am wondering if you have the correct git ...
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How do you get xcftools or an alternitave to work in windows?

there is plenty of talk about xcftools for Linux (obviously as its only Linux compatible) but there is no mention of windows or mac. not even an alternative. its imperative that I can work the GIMP ...
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How do you keep blender from shutting down?

Every time i go to render something completely, stops and shuts down destroying everything i have worked on. what am i doing wrong that keeps me from working? right now i am using windows 7 (Yes i ...
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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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In Windows, Blender folder not in Start Menu for all users?

I have a Windows 7 computer with three users sessions. But after installing Blender 2.77a, I noticed in the Start Menu that the Blender folder is not visible in other user session. Is it normal ? --...
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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 ...