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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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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 ...
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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 ...