Installing on Windows¶
Check the Downloading Blender page to find the minimum requirements and where to get Blender (if you have not done so yet).
Download the zip-file or msi-file.
Install from MSI¶
The msi-file will run an installer to choose where to place Blender and to configure Windows to have an entry on the menu and to open blend-files with Blender. Administrator rights are needed to install Blender on your system.
Install from Zip¶
When choosing the zip-file you have to manually extract Blender to the desired folder, where you can double-click the executable to run Blender.
There is no installer to place Blender on the menu, but there is also no need for administrator rights. With this option, it is possible to have multiple versions of Blender without conflicting, as they are not actually installed on the system.
However, if you want a particular version to be registered with your computer the simply run
from the Command Line.
How to Make a Portable Installation
To keep all configuration files and installed add-ons in the executable folder,
create a folder named
config in the LOCAL directory
of the unzipped folder.