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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 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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how to call a floating properties window and display the modifiers tab?

Well, what I want is that after a shortcut, a floating window appear with the properties area sowing the "modifier" tab. I almost get it to work. But I have an error. Here is my code ...
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Mac-style inertial viewport navigation on Windows

On Mac (at least with the touchpad; unsure about mouse), orbiting/panning/zooming the viewport has inertia and momentum to it, which is to say if you release while still moving your cursor, the ...
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blender opengl 3

Today i tried to download the latest version of blender but it gives me a problem on opengl, telling me that i need at least opengl 3.3, even though i should have opengl 4. So I found a modification ...
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Rigid Body Crash when switching between MacOS and Windows

I'm a relative newbie on Blender 2.83 and have an infuriating problem when attempting to edit - on a Windows 10 laptop - an animation containing a rigid body simulation originally created on a Macbook ...
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Blender crashes upon opening

I installed Blender (2.83) for the first time on my new Custom Built PC. Windows 10, Intel i7, x 64bit and opened double clicking the .exe file, a grey screen appears as well as a black dialogue box ...
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'blender' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

I can't get any blender commands to work in the windows command line. I have added to the PATH and changed the directory to where Blender is on my laptop but I just keep getting this error: 'blender' ...
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Crash when I start Blender 2.83 on Windows 7 Pro

I've just installed Blender 64Bits v2.83 (Os W7 Pro-64b) and when I try to launch it, I have a stealth window (kind for DOS command) which opens and closes immediately, and the program doesn't not ...
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How can i change the keyboard layout of blender back to english/default?

I'm new (actually just installed it a few hours ago), and wanted to access walk mode through shift ´ but i couldn't find the key Blender sees as ´ at first. Neither the key left of 1 - which would be ...
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Blender 2.83 Doesnt Load: Debug Output says “EXCEPTION_ACCESS_VIOLATION”

I checked one of the text files for 2.83 and says my GPU is supported, I ran one of the command scripts (blender factory startup) and it produced a Blender Debug Output. This text message says ...
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SyntaxError: (unicode error) 'unicodeescape' codec can't decode bytes in position 2-3: truncated \UXXXXXXXX escape

I'm trying to save fig to my desktop using python but showing an error how can I solve this error?? (I'm Using Windows10) ...
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Why does Blender become unusable when Windows Ink is enabled?

It is awesome that Blender supports windows Ink, however if you use it then blender seems to become unusable. Even right click menus stop working. Is there a way to activate a pen only pie menu or ...
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Clip in the sequencer won't show in previewer

The clip is a MP4 file I captured from Windows Gamebar. The video plays fine and I can even open it in other video editing software. However, when I import the clip into Blender it won't play video in ...
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Remapped keyboard keys don not work properly in Blender only (Windows 10)

I have bought a laptop that was German (I’m not, I use an English keyboard), and I have a clean installation in English as Win 10 OS language and Greek loaded as an additional language pack. Both use ...
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R6025 error when I try to colorize something in blender 2.82

In blender 2.82 when I try to go to shading tab ,material preview and rendering views even when I try to add a material to an object an error pops up and blender crashes. This is the error pop up: Can ...
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When I have Blender open and Windows updates, it like, desyncs so sometimes my mouse won't MMB or scroll, or some other peripheral function breaks

Is there someway to stop Windows 8.1 from breaking my interaction that isn't just finally switching to Linux and calling it good on the whole MS experience, because I do sadly need windows to access ...
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My character keep some of vertex stretching

Here's a video of my issue. https://youtu.be/xFZSXf1QfcA when I pose mode and move the body of the character it would stretch vertex and polygons in one location didn't move with the pose. I used grab ...
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FPS drops sporadically, with Gsync turned on, even with just one cube in the scene

Problem has been ongoing for quite a while. (more than 3 months, can't remember exactly when, sorry) If I move the mouse outside the current part of blender framerate instantly shoots back up - for ...
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Room with Archmesh

I created a room with archmesh, but when rendering with Cycles it´s dark inside, when rendering with Eevee I can see the outside through the window. How can I fix this?
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Blender slowed almost to a stand-still after a Windows 10 update

I recently updated Windows 10 (not by choice, i was installing new case fans and had to turn it off, and the OS left me no option.), and today I had time to work on Blender so I opened it to get some ...
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Opengl 3.3 drivers blender 2.81

I use blender 2.81 at start, I get this error, the drivers are updated through the driver pack solution. Some may say that the graphics card is not suitable and needs to be updated. But if I use ...
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2.79 works for me- 2.81a refuse to start - cmd screen only flashes

I have been using 2.79 works well. installed both 2.8 and even 2.81a on a Dell xps8300 W7.When I tried to start it , the cmd-screen only flashed. blender did not start. Doe's anyone have a solution ...
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Blender 2.8 Command Line: Errors on running script

I am looking to run my python scripts using the command line. So far, I have confirmed I can open blender using the command line, and I can open a specific file as well. The issue comes when I ...
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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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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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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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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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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: ...
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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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Windows 10 Title Bar blocking menus [duplicate]

Both on 2.79b and 2.80 beta, I am unable to see the top menu line. It is being blocked by the windows title bar. I'm running on a laptop with a built in Intel 620 graphics. I assume that is the ...
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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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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 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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Cannot edit newly added object [duplicate]

I am fairly new to blender and I cannot seem to solve this issue; Whenever I add a new object. I used to get this sort of menu. in the tools section on the right. However, after working on my file ...
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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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trying open blender but getting error failed to set 44100hz, got 48000hz instead.and crashing. what to do? [duplicate]

I am new to blender and installed it for the first time in my computer. And when i started it showed a error "Error AL lib: UpdateDeviceParams: Failed to set 44100hz, got 48000hz instead.". And the ...
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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 ...