Greetings. My formerly-Windows 7 laptop seems to have picked up a nasty piece of self-installing malware called “Windows 10,” and Blender won’t open now. I’m wondering if I should revert to 7 while I still can.
Blender version is 2.75a. Attempting to open any file gets me this message:
Your system does not use 3D hardware acceleration. Blender requires a graphics driver with OpenGL 2.1 support. This may be caused by (yadda yadda yadda).
I’m using a laptop whose display adapter is “Mobile Intel ® 4 Series Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.1).”
I reinstalled the driver, but it didn’t help.
Some more searching revealed that support for it was dropped when Windows 8 came out.
I think this is the (or a) problem, but I’m not a terribly technical person, so if anyone knows of a “make it work” checkbox I need to tick somewhere (or can simply confirm that there’s no way it’s going to work with W10), I’d appreciate any info.