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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 crashes on startup windows 10

I installed the blender after a fresh installation of windows 10. I have all the drivers installed. I have GTX 1060 graphics card. After running the blender, the console blinks and the program does ...
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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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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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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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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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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 to get rid of opened duplicate window [duplicate]

After I open an additional view of a window, how do I get rid of it? Example below: Dragging to the right/left does not help. I am using 2.72 on Windows 7.
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Blender Crashes after a few Renders from a Batch Script

On Windows 7 I am rendering a series of animations from Blender in a batch script that looks like this: ...
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Trapped in Dope Sheet view

I've used Blender a bit, so I've been enjoying how usability has improved in v2.8, but I was in Animation view - timeline, dope sheet and view - and accidentally touched the keyboard - POW! The view ...
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How to restore original window? [duplicate]

So today I wanted to separate the workspace between two monitors and I shift-clicked the view I wanted to put in a new window and it worked. The problem is that when I wanted to close it (since in ...
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Grease Pencil Animation

I am wanting to use the new features of the grease pencil for animation. I am going to have a sphere that I want to draw facial expressions on top of. However, it is not very efficient to try to ...
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Just installed for the first time. Blender closes instantly upon starting up

I apologize if this is a common issue, but I cannot for the life of me understand how to startup the program. I just finished installing for the first time, yet Blender will not even run. I had to do ...
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What does “change” “repair” or “remove” mean in the blender installer?

When I try to install blender, it says change, repair, or remove. I tried clicking change and repair, and install after that but it does nothing. When I delete it and try again the same thing happens.
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Texture is rendered as a flat colored surface

I'm using AMD ProRender and I can't get it to render a texture I applied to a cuboid properly. This is my node graph and material properties panel: And this is what the render looks like: Basically ...
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Palm rejection issue with Blender on HP zbook x2

I'm having issues with the palm rejection in Blender on the HP zbook x2. It uses HP's custom wacom driver. When the pen is close to the screen it should ignore any touch, but it seems to be picking up ...
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GTX 970 and GTX1080 non-SLI

I'm attempting to run my Windows 10 Pro machine with both my 1080 and 970. As soon as I try to start blender I get the infamous "Error: EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION". I've ran Blender with both cards ...
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How to add window specific shortcuts?

The steps explained here by Ray Mairlot for how to add custom shortcuts to pretty much anything in Blender are easy to understand: https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/63125/50625 But I would like to ...
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How can I open an image with a Python script in Windows?

In the script editor in Blender 2.79 on Windows, I can open an image with: bpy.ops.image.open(filepath="C:\\path\\to\\image.png") However, if I put this code in a ...
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Blender 2.79 interface freeze

I've experienced a pretty unusual error. An issue I cannot explain enough to find it on Google. The error goes like this. When Blender starts, everything looks fine, the console shows up for a moment, ...
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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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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expandpath() ?? can python reach out to an external directory on users comp? [closed]

I have a scores text file (game scores kept here) that gets created on completion of game level. I am installing users downloads of my game into C:\Program Files\ ...
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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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How can I adjust text size of the interface in Blender 2.8?

I have seen previous questions that say the text size can be set by using Ctrl+Alt+U. However, when I press these keys it doesn't seem to do anything at all. I am using Blender 2.8 and Windows 10 ...
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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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Where can I download blender 2.79b? [duplicate]

was wondering if there was a link to blender 2.79b as I can't seem to find a download link anywhere.
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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: ...