Windows Vista Blender

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LetterRip
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Post by LetterRip » Sun May 27, 2007 11:05 pm

Those are again graphics card or driver bugs - check your settings and if they are fine - then complain to your graphics card vendor.

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Post by Schyfis » Mon May 28, 2007 12:04 am

Thanks for the tip.
I was able to fix it by downloading the latest nvidia drivers, even though vista told me there were no driver updates.

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Post by 0johannes0 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 4:56 pm

hey, eum I'm new here and i can't write english very well so sorry for my english :s

My problem with blender in windows vista home premium is that when I have installed blender and I want to start blender, it says it can't be start because MSVCR71 isn't found and it says also that 'blender.exe' doesn't work anymore.

BTW i've got my laptop since yesterday

please help me

thanks.
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Post by stiv » Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:37 pm

I'm guessing you need to install the Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Package (x86)

See the link on the download page:
http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

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Post by 0johannes0 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:39 pm

owkey but they say you don't have to do it vo Vista ...

but owkey I will try

thank you very very much
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Post by 0johannes0 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:56 pm

nope, it doesn't work :s :s

any other ideas please
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Post by ponderz » Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:03 pm

blender worked fine on Vista premium. Where did you get your version of blender ?

You should get the file here, as some other sites build blender and might have issues with vista.

http://www.blender.org/download/get-blender/

You probably want to uninstall first then install again.

If that still does not work, maybe you need to make sure you have latest updates for Vista.

Another thing is maybe check that .net 3.0 is installed. it might install some missing stuff you might need also. I think vista has 3.0 but not sure, or maybe the update process will do that for you.

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Post by 0johannes0 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:09 pm

i've got it from this site but maybe it that .net thing where can I get that ??

thanks
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Post by kidb » Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:19 pm

0johannes0 wrote:i've got it from this site but maybe it that .net thing where can I get that ??

thanks
Search your harddisk for the missing dll and put it in the blender folder, where the blender.exe resides.

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Post by 0johannes0 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 7:21 pm

OWkey, I did it thank you very very much
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Post by kisolre » Tue Sep 11, 2007 4:51 pm

Hi again :) As I pointed here http://www.blender.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=12141 this particular DLL (MSVCR71.DLL) is not installed neether with WinXP+SP2 neether with VC2005 redistributables. My point is that it is not present in clean OS install. So either Blender install must check for it's presence and install it or there sould be some other way pointed on the Download page how to obtain it.

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Post by spaceseel » Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:59 pm

0johannes0 wrote:My problem with blender in windows vista home premium is that when I have installed blender and I want to start blender, it says it can't be start because MSVCR71 isn't found and it says also that 'blender.exe' doesn't work anymore.
A lot of older programs (even a few years old) won't work on Vista. Either they have minor compatibility issues or the program will no longer work anymore on Vista. I was forced to uninstall Microsoft Student and NERO 6 and many other programs I use (and buy a new copies :x ) simply because of compatibility issues.

Since Blender is open source, it should be no problem to fix these issues. But this shows how Microsoft uses the open source method of bug fixing...depending on the customers to find the problems.

Sorry...got off subject.

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Post by LetterRip » Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:16 am

The MSVC71.dll error i think requires python (2.5) to be installed to fix it, blender 2.45 installer should give an error message that is a bit more helpful.


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Post by spaceseel » Sun Oct 14, 2007 11:00 pm

I also found out not too long ago that Vista's "My Programs" folder where a lot of the programs are installed are READ ONLY. This means that if you use the windows install on Vista, likely, you'll encounter some problems. A quick solution is to make it so that the configuration files/scripts/plug-ins are read/written into the "My Documents" folder (this is where a lot of the games that are recently coming out are saving at; like: Halo, Prey, Doom 3, etc.).

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Post by Down Rodeo » Tue Nov 06, 2007 2:38 pm

The solution to pretty much all these problems is to run in compatability mode for WinXP. Oddly enough this is like the one time that that option has worked for me; but it's working really well :D

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