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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Blender Disabling Windows Aero?

So Lately everytime I open Blender (2.76) it stops my windows Aero and changes my theme back ? Wondering if there is a solution to this problem Its really hard to work with the basic theme Using ...
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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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Unable to bake fluid after changing cache folder

So I've been studying Blender's fluid simulation and I realized that after I set the folder's path to somewhere else other than Window's temp folder (C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp) the bake ...
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Why are my tool menus tiny? (pic) [duplicate]

I am using windows 10 on an ASUS laptop and the sidebars are miniscule. Thanks for the help.
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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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After Blender is done installing, why doesn't it open?

After I install Blender.exe and click "Finish" nothing happens. In the YouTube tutorials I have watched, everyone has had a cmd looking thing that pops up and then runs Blender.
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How to open .blend files with the Steam version of Blender on Windows?

I actually know that blender is "hidden" in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Blender and I can tell Windows to open with the Blender.exe file in there but that will not count as opening ...
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How do I get out of a Blender 2.77a Windows 10 infinite loop after setting a .jar default app setting by mistake?

After some trubosquid downloads, I kept getting a "make default app" for .jar files notice. I clicked okay just to get it to go away. Now when I open Blender 2.77 on my Windows 10 machine the command ...
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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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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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Blender won't install correctly on one of my computers

I have two computers and have never had any problems with installing Blender, but now one of my hard disks crashed so I bought a new one. I installed Windows 7, 64 Bit on it and some programs, but ...
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Blender 3D: Show and Work simultaneously on two or more scenes, same file

I use Blender 2.75 on Win 7. I some times create one blend file and a first scene. Than I duplicate the scene (once or more times as I need) and I make some variations to consider more possibilities ...
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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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Change panels position

if i want customize my blender in source codes, is it possible to define default position of panels ? for example by default, we have blender as like as follow : properties panel in right, info panel ...
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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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My blender 2.77 wont start

on startup my blender version 2.77 crashes, have any off you been through this and know a solution? I have already tried re-installing it but its no use. Thanks
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recent Blender 2.77 start problems

Blender 2.77 opening with multiple anomalies. Windows wait cursor stuck on, loading previously closed/unsaved session, and closing/quitting without displaying Prompt/quit window even though it is ...
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Blender not loading properly [duplicate]

I have installed Blender 2.76b in my computer. But when I open blender, it does not load fully and only icons are visible. This is how it looks: I have installed Unity 5 in my system and that is ...
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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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“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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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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Blender will not fully open

Whenever I try to start up Blender the CMD comes up as usual but then stops on that and says nothing? I've tried leaving it for a while to see if it was just going slowly because I had just updated ...
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Interface text is tiny on high resolution screen [duplicate]

Blender fills the screen but the text is all tiny. Too small to read with any ease at all. Any thoughts or suggestions?
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Blender 2.77 crashes on startup, graphic problem [closed]

I have a problem with Blender 2.77. It crashes on startup with no error message. I found this problem of graphic settings but I don't really know how to fix this. Something with my CPU maybe? Got ...
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How do I update Blender? [duplicate]

I notice the latest build is 2.77, and I only have 2.76. Do I just download the latest version from the blender website, or is there a way to update from within Blender, or what?
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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 do I restore the original window configuration? [duplicate]

I have made a real mess of things. Each time I try to close one "viewport" or whatever they are called, another one is created, and now my entire screen is a MESS. I just want the original window ...
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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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Blender VSE Renders audio/video out of sync

I've seen a few other posts in various places about this problem. But having tried all the ones I've found I'm not sure what else to do. My problem is that Blender renders my video out of sync with ...
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Blender crashes when opened

I just downloaded and installed the latest version of blender for the first time but every time I run the blender.exe file a window with text similar to cmd opens for a split second and closes. I was ...
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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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Installing blender on another drive other than C:

i just got a new pc and found out it has 2 hard drives. one with my windows 10 OS (C:)(size: 149GB) and the other virtually blank (D:)(size: 1.67TB) my question is, will blender work if i install it ...
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Blender 2.75b fails to start on Windows 10

I am trying to install / start Blender on Windows 10. It shows the console window (but no text in it) and never shows the application window. The console window never disappears either. This is odd ...
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Blender installation package not opening

I have tried to install blender 2.76 multiple times, even on different accounts, i have no trouble downloading the installer package but when I go to open it the same message comes up every time. I ...
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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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How do I keep Blender from Freezing? [closed]

I've searched around and it seems that most people aren't having problems with Blender on Windows 10, but I have a peculiar problem that is so easy to forget about and illogical that it ends up being ...
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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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Blender is running too slow [closed]

First it longs about 20 min only showing the terminal window. Then when blender starts, if i want to import a file, or save a file, it lasts another ~20 mins showing "blender (no responde)"(Blender is ...
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Is there a 32-bit version of 2.76? [closed]

I'm new to Blender and I have just dopwnloaded Blender 2.76. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to work under my 32 bits Windows7. Is there a 32-bit version of 2.76? Thanks.
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Can't import ctypes from Blender's Python

I'm having trouble importing the ctypes Python module from a 32-bit installation of Blender 2.73 on Windows. I need to use Blender's included Python, not the system ...
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Error while exporting preset in sapling:add tree

I've created a tree on Blender but when it comes to export preset it gives me this error: I can't understand what the problem is. Do I have to change some paths in the user settings?
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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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How to accelerate cloth simulation [duplicate]

Anyone knows how I can make my animation generate faster on the viewport? More exactly, when I try to simulate cloth for example, just 14-20% of my CPU is used, and to preview animation it's slower.......
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Is there a way to “hack” blender to work better in windows?

I have been using blender for some time in a Macbook pro. Then I used it in linux. Now I'm running it in a Windows 10 machine with similar or better capacities and it doesn't render nor shows previews ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Does installing/running Blender tamper in any way with my system/settings or install additional software/required components?

My question is, does using Blender (since it doesn't require an installation as far as I understand) tamper in any way with my system, install additional/required/third party software or make any long ...