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System Information
windows 8 64bit.

Blender Version
Broken: (blender 2.73a)

Short description of error

hello, i have downloaded blender a few hours ago on windows 8 64 bit. but after installing i have tried to open it but when ever i open it it just closes again. please help. thank you if you could :)



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daniel song (danielsong2972) created this task.
daniel song (danielsong2972) raised the priority of this task from to Needs Triage by Developer.
Bastien Montagne (mont29) triaged this task as Needs Information from User priority.


  • Ensure both your OS and drivers are fully up-to-date.
  • Ensure your GPU driver supports at least OpenGL 1.4.
  • Try to disable any running antivirus.
  • Ensure you have no python executable available in your %path% envvar.
  • Try to re-download and re-install Blender.
  • Try to start Blender in factory settings (--factory-startup commandline option).
  • Try to place this dll next to your blender.exe (software OGL, will be slow, but will show whether this is a driver issue or not).

ive done and checked all settings, but still wont work :( but when i download a version like 2.72 THEN it works but never 7.23... please help :(...

yeah... still wont work :(

and the top w\one wont even work....

Would be good to see an Error Log then. Blender should create a file called blender.crash.txt on crash. Not sure where this is located on Windows, but the command line should tell you where it saves it after you've started blender from it.

I will help It will dump the file here C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Local\Temp

nvm... everything i try it WONT work. it only works when i use version 2.72b. ill just use that then. thanks for letting me know though :)

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