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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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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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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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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Random black screen error

I don't know what kind of error is this error,I'll call it 'Black Screen error'. This error appears randomly. For example: when I modeling, UV unweaping, jump into Texture mod... Recently I had ...
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Wacom Cintiq pen input stops working when I launch Blender

I have a basic understanding of blender but don't know the ins and outs at all so I'm definitely a noob. Right now I have a Mobile studio pro connected to a dell xps 15 via usb-c. Whenever I open up ...
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Blender 2.79 crashing

Blender has recently started crashing if I open any other software (I like to have the Blender online manual open and a text file to refer to preferred workflows) and try to return to Blender. Or it ...
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How do I set the env variables properly so I can run Blender with customized paths on Windows?

I want to run a customized version of Blender on Windows. So i set these env variables in a batch file. Blender picks up the user config folder alright but it still points to default addon paths when ...
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Blender Won't Open Back Up After Crash

After Blender crashes I wont be able to open it back up again unless I do a restart on my computer. Instead this message will pop up. I am using a Windows 10 Lenovo Laptop, 16 gigs of ram, i7 7700 ...
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Blender does not start

Installed Blender on a machine with Core i7 CPU, 16GBs of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce 650. I managed to run Blender twice. On the third time nothing was shown and Blender didn't load properly, even ...
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Does an inactive Blender prevent Windows from sleeping and/or hibernating?

I use W7 on a ThinkPad, with hybrid sleep enabled. Sleep/hibernate work as expected without Blender. When Blender application is loaded (i.e. the application has been launched, but is not rendering ...
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Scene ran fine, then updated windows, now playback is VERY slow

So, I was animating a scene, not too complex, and playback was fine, then I found out my windows was outdated so I clicked update and restart, it then took 5 attempts to get back into the computer as ...
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Blender Runs Unusably Slow and Buggy on Windows 10 with GTX 1080

I am new to Blender and 3D modeling in general. After downloading the newest version of Blender, I found the UI to be incredibly unresponsive and laggy. I looked up solutions online, such as changing ...
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Windows 10 with Blender won't change gpu percentage during rendering

I have built a new Desktop PC with an unactivated version of Windows 10 to run with Blender and haven't gotten it to fully work yet. I've downloaded the latest Nvidia drivers from Nvidia's GeForce ...
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Blender 2.79 hz issue

When I try to open blender, it gives this message: AL lib: (EE) UpdateDeviceParams: Failed to set 44100hz, got 48000hz instead Then it stays white and useless. While previous answers to this ...
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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 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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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 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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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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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 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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Interface size miniature running windows 8.1?

I just downloaded blender on my brand new laptop using windows 8.1 and for some reason everything in the program appears miniature. I think it has something to do with resolution but I cant figure it ...
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Blender shows white screen on external monitors when laptop lid is closed

I have an HP ProBook core I7 and Blender works well on this system, but... When I want to work on my external monitors, Blender shows a white screen when it's starting up or the Blender screen is ...
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Blender Freezing Around 3 Minutes of Being Open

So, here's my issue. When I open Blender (either through a desktop shortcut or through file explorer) it opens up normally. However, when I give any sort of input, such as selecting the cube or ...