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Blender 2.78 with Windows 10 lags when interacting with the UI

I found the solution, right click on the blender shortcut>Run with Graphics Processor>Integrated Graphics. It should run smooth when you do that. No need to roll back any graphics drivers, just use ...
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Why won't Blender run on Windows XP?

The last version of blender that was officially compatible with Windows XP was blender 2.76. Versions after that probably won't work. You can download previous version of blender here. To quote ...
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What are the pros and cons of using Blender on Windows or Linux?

It is commonly said that performance is generally faster under Linux based operating systems, both during regular program operation and rendering. Linux is also commonly said to consume less resources ...
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Blender 2.78 with Windows 10 lags when interacting with the UI

I don't have enough reputation to comment on Sam's post, but he's right. I wanted to stream a game last night and downloaded Nvidia's Geforce Experience for Shadowplay (which updated a driver). Opened ...
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What are the pros and cons of using Blender on Windows or Linux?

If you are using CUDA rendering, Linux is faster by 20-40% due to the overhead of WDDM in Windows 8/10. This is regardless of if there is a display plugged into the GPU or not. To work around the ...
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Blender hangs for a minute

I marked the first correct answer as accepted. This is indeed a problem with network drives. But it seems I found a workaround, so I post it here. The workaround removes all network drives from ...
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Make Blender usable on high resolution screen

As of the latest version, the setting name has changed. File > User Preferences or CTRL ALT U And the very first entry at the top: Display: Scale
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How to randomize window lighting on skyscrapers without separating each window into a separate object?

Assuming your windows are fairly regularly spaced you can separate the individual 'windows' in the window material by using a Modulo function to convert each of the X,Y,Z Object coordinates into a '...
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Error AL lib: UpdateDeviceParams: Failed to set 44100hz, got 48000hz instead. What can I do?

While this is a harmless error, this is how you can fix it: Open user preferences with Ctrl+Alt+U and go to the System tab In the sound settings below, change the sample rate to 48000 kHz and save ...
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Runnin Blender.exe vs. Blender-launcher.exe

You can use either of them as you prefer. The only difference I know is blender-launcher.exe prevents the command window from popping up when starting Blender. ...
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Blender hangs for a minute

If I had to guess, from your description I would say it is Blender trying to access some unreachable location. Such behaviour seems to be connected to disk reading activity, like when opening or ...
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How to create old looking/ cracked glass

Here, try this: As Eric pointed out in the comments, the secret here is a Voronai texture set to "distance to edge". I used ColorRamps to remove all the grayscale and leave only black ...
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Blender 2.78 with Windows 10 lags when interacting with the UI

Have the same computer specs on a Dell 7559. Had the same problem when I updated the NVidia drivers to the recent Geforce Experience ver 376.09. I finally uninstalled this driver and went back to the ...
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Blender 3D: Show and Work simultaneously on two or more scenes, same file

Just for the sake of completeness here I'll leave a more proper answer. Go to File > User Preferences > Interface > Display and uncheck the option Global Scene. The Global Scene option ...
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Will my Blender installation work after updating to windows 10?

You can save your files in a save place, uninstall blender, update to windows 10, and install the last version of blender (2.77a when writing this) so you have a clean version. As you can see in ...
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How to randomize window lighting on skyscrapers without separating each window into a separate object?

You can go much farther than merely making randomly colored squares on the outside of the building -- with OSL, you can make those squares have the appearance of interior rooms (with parallax), and ...
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How will Blender work on the Microsoft Surface Book?

I'm using Blender on my Surface Book since several weeks, it runs without any problems and it's very fast. By Preferences -> System -> DPI you can increase the Interface Size. I prefer 140 DPI and ...
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Blender not working in Windows 10, any suggestions?

I've been using Blender one Windows 10 for a while and have not had any problems. Some tips: Run the latest version Run as Administrator Try the installer instead of the zip, or the zip instead of ...
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Why is Blender just using 54% of my CPU when rendering in cycles?

Try to changing the number of threads to the same amount of the CPU (in this case 10)?
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Error AL lib: UpdateDeviceParams: Failed to set 44100hz, got 48000hz instead. What can I do?

To fix this issue you just do like in pictures In priorities sound and set to 44100 Hz then ok and run blender , that all
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What is the max amount of cores and threads Blender can use?

Theoretically, Blender can use an infinite amount of cores, there are not set limit to this. Not as far as I know of though. But cores don't really impact the performance on Blender renders directly, ...
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Where can I find Blender 32 bit version?

Here it is: Blender 2.78c Windows 32 bit Download (clicking this link will start the download) To find it in the future, click on the "macOS, GNU/Linux, and other versions" button to find alternate ...
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Why is my object lying on the surface when I export file as OBJ?

On the left side of the exporter window, there is an option for it.
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How can I adjust text size of the interface in Blender 2.8?

Open the preferences (Edit > Preferences). There are two options that allow you to change the font size. You can adjust the overall size of fonts and widgets using the Resolution Scale in the ...
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Can you perfectly line up one object with an array modifier with another object that has an array modifier?

You need to use constant offset inside the array in both of them
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How to make Blender open on secondary monitor, including save/open/prefs window?

Try creating a new project, setting the all the windows as you want them to be and save it as your startup file. This can be achieved by going to File > Defaults > Save Startup File. I use this ...
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Switching from Mac to PC - Questions regarding GPU-rendering

(1) Should I render with the CPU or GPU? If you have a powerful GPU with enough memory to handle the scene, it is preferable to use the GPU or a combination of CPU and GPU. The NVIDIA GeForce RTX ...
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How do i close a view window that's not the same size as the ones next to it?

There are two options. The most direct option is to expend the 3D Viewport over the timline, so that the 3D Viewport is the same size as the Outliner. Then expand the 3D Viewport over the Outliner. ...
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Make Blender usable on high resolution screen

In version 2.8, this setting is now under Edit > Preferences > Interface > Resolution Scale
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