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Blender For Dummies®, 2nd Edition by Jason van Gumster

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Troubleshooting

Blender works admirably on most computers with the minimum system requirements. Alas, your computer may differ, and Blender (or one of the other programs included on this DVD) may not work properly for some reason.

The two likeliest problems are that you don't have enough memory (RAM) for the programs you want to use, or you have other programs running that are affecting installation or running of a program. If you get an error message such as Not enough memory or Setup cannot continue, try one or more of the following suggestions and then try using the software again:

  • Turn off any antivirus software running on your computer. Installation programs sometimes mimic virus activity and may make your computer incorrectly believe that a virus is infecting it.
  • Close all running programs. The more programs you have running, the less memory is available to other programs. Installation programs typically update files and programs; so if you keep other programs running, installation may not work properly.
  • Have your local computer store add more RAM to your computer. This is, admittedly, a drastic and somewhat expensive step. However, adding more memory can really help the speed of your computer and allow more programs to run at the same time.

You may also want to check with the official Web sites for any of these programs. Most of them have very active communities with user forums where you can get help for common (and even not-so-common) problems getting the software to ...

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