Questions tagged [windows]

Tag to mark questions that are specific to Windows platforms. This includes questions about the windows file system, installation issues, COM interfacing, running external programs etc.

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Problem with my user name

I'm trying to use the new website ("Wolfram Function Repository") and i get the following error: ...
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Get Windows registry into Mathematica as an association

Windows probably is the only operating system that has a separate database of configuration instructions and paths. The windows registry looks exactly like a giant nested association. Also probably is ...
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How do you get Mathematica to start a task in the background?

Mathematica-6, Windows-10. How do you get Mathematica to start a task in the background? Function ...
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How do I uninstall an old version of Mathematica?

My SSD is getting full, and while trying to clean it up, I found one of the largest things on here is an installation of Mathematica 10.3. As this is an outdated version, I would like to remove it, ...
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Open all documentations/help pages in a single window [closed]

1 Anyone else face this issue of Left and Right sides clipped in the Documentation center? At 100%, 75% and 50% as below 2 How can I set the documentations/help_pages to open in the same Wolfram ...
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Palettes and Notebook Windows misbehaving [closed]

I have updated to version 11.3 of Mathematica, and am now getting a bizarre problem with the palettes and some of my notebook files. The contents are shrunk relative to the window size. See below. If ...
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How do I get TexForm to work on the command line? (Windows only)

I try to run: wolframscript -code "TeXForm[""2+2""]" But I end up with: TeXForm[2+2] I am using Windows. From my research,...
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Mathematica on Windows 98

I have Windows 98 computer. I would like to know what the latest version of Mathematica which worked on Windows 98 was.
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Difference in Graphics output between Mac and Windows

This code: ...
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Is it possible to call Windows API function to Read/Write INI file directly?

I want to create a function to read or wirte windows *.ini files, so I plant to call GetPrivateProfileString and ...
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How to deal with compound command lines with RunProcess?

Given Windows DOS command input: tasklist|find /i "explorer.exe" How to pass it to ...
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FileNames[] perfomance in mathematica 8.0 and 11.3

OS - Windows. I do the following code in both Mathematica 8.0 and 11.3. In[15]:= t = FileNames["*", "Z:\\Constaint_5_min\\SPP\\Archive\\"]; // AbsoluteTiming "Z:\...
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How to properly copy an image from Mathematica?

I want to copy an image in mathematica to use in another program. E.g: im = ExampleData[{"TestImage", "House"}] When I evaluate ...
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RunProcess not working on Windows (looking for information on this problem)

I am the author of the MaTeX package, and occasionally I receive support requests from users in e-mail. By now I believe I have ironed out virtually all bugs in MaTeX, and worked around most ...
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How does one access the preferences menu on Mathematica 11.3 on Windows?

I use Mathematica on the Mac OS, and am a novice at the Windows OS. On my Mac, I can open Mathematica, then click on the "Mathematica" menu, then click on "Preferences..." to get to the preferences ...
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Wolfram Script Console Doesn't Close Automatically on Windows

I'm not exactly sure how Wolfram Scripts are supposed to work. So I wrote a simple one to configure MaTeX for me so that all I have to do is double click it on a system where I've installed ...
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Mathematica 8 on Windows 98

This is a pretty simple question. Does Mathematica 8 work on Windows 98? I would really appreciate a response. Thanks.
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Error during getting CCompilerDriver

I have Window 10, Mathematica 11.3 and Visual Studio Community 2013 (Update 5). If I try to get the package CCOmpilerDriver`, I get follow error: ...
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Can the window title be modified?

I would like to modify the window title upon initialisation so that the code base is readily identifiable, e.g. Live, Beta, Development, etc. Apparently some systems use different colours to make ...
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FindShortestTour causes kernel crash

I have contacted support, CASE:4075709 UPDATE I have received reply from wolfram support. They have confirmed that this is indeed a bug. There are lots of sets of data that can cause the Kernel to ...
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Graphics resolution issue

I have an issue with how different types of graphics are rendered alone versus in combination. If I render a simple circle like so: ...
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How to fix inconsistent font rendering under Windows?

The FrontEnd's font rendering in graphics is inconsistent under Windows (still using Win7). Sometimes small fonts are not antialiased, sometimes they are. See, for instance, the help page for ...
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To how many operating systems has Mathematica been ported? [closed]

Does Wolfram Mathematica only work with the Windows operating system?
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WM 11.3.0.0 CompilerDriver[] fails to compile a C code with VS 2017 Community

I am new at using CCompilerDriver[]. I call the C compiler from W Mathematica using recent WM 11.3 update. It successfully identifies the Visual Studio 2017, But calling compiler returns errors. <...
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Mathematica 11.3 on Windows 10 crash on startup [closed]

hoping someone may be able to provide some help with resolving this issue, I've been pulling my hair out trying to figure out what's causing the crash. Only started happening this morning. I launch ...
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Resize performance related to Ticks/Frame presence in Graphics

EDIT With Halirutan's help I have now a minimal example that exhibits the problem on every Windows machine I have. I have an OS/software specific problem with performance: The left one is smooth and ...
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Why is CUDALink failing?

I have a new windows 10 laptop with a discrete nvidia graphics card (all drivers up to date). The first example from the documention of CUDAFunctionLoad[] in v11.2 ...
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Obtain short path on Windows [duplicate]

Given a file system path, is there a way to obtain the short path name on Windows within Mathematica? E.g. C:\Program Files should transform to ...
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Instructions on how to setup remote kernel on Win 10

I'd like to use my home PC to help make calculations when I use my laptop at work. Both are Win 10 machines (Mathematica version: home - v11 / work - v10). I couldn't find a tutorial on how to setup a ...
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On comparable hardware, is Mathematica known to perform better in one operating system over the others?

Have any benchmarks been published by Wolfram Research to compare the performance of Mathematica in the major operating systems (Windows 10, Linux, MacOS)? If not, has anyone here performed such ...
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How to know the real-time memory consumption value of a specified process

I'm on Windows 10, when I run my c++ program, the task manager will show the real-time memory consumption value of the .exe process. I want to plot a conditional ...
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When deleting a directory and then recreating it, how can I avoid getting these error messages? [closed]

I need to create a directory with a name which may or may not already exist, so I'm starting by checking whether it does exist and, if it does, deleting it. But I'm still getting error messages. How ...
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copy as bitmap do not work in 11.2 (was SE Uploaded do not capture cell as image (PP) in 11.2)

Update Thanks to comment by Szabolcs below. It seems the reason SEUploader do not capture image pp is that copy as bitmap do ...
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RunProcess doesn't list files on Windows

I am using Windows 10, Mathematica version 11.0.1. SetDirectory["C:\\"]; RunProcess[$SystemShell, All, "dir"] I found that ...
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Abnormal height of fractions after installation of the latest OS Windows

After installation of new Windows 10 Enterprise rel 1703, fractions in notebook have become extra high. For years, I use own external Stylesheet. Before release 1703, all Windows' ans Mathematica ...
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Wolfram Script as a Scheduled Task on Windows Server

I have a wolfram script file (.wl) that processes a csv file and generates a PDF output. I have written a PowerShell Script which checks for new input data files and runs the wolfram script file over ...
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Parallelization STOPS using all CPU power

I'm still not sure how to reproduce this, but it is certainly NOT a code-issue. I just hope I'm missing something easy, or this is a known issue with a known workaround. I have a script that uses <...
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Dare I ask: high-DPI support on Windows? [closed]

Well, given the fact that after decades of Mathematica development, it still doesn't even properly support standard Windows displays, I won't get my hopes up, but here goes: Is there anything ...
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Dealing with cache file locks when using EntityValue in ParallelMap

I'm trying to run the following (naturally, I have FAR more zip codes and a much longer list of properties, both truncated for speed of the example): ...
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How to stop TreeForm from shaking when changing resolution?

Update (original question below kept as is). I can reproduce this on version 11.1.1 on windows 7 as well as 11.0.1. (restarted Mathematica). Interesting is that it only shows on 125% resolution. ...
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Mathematica with Portable R

I have on my Company Laptop no administrator privileges (Windows 7, 64 Bit). After installation of R-portable and registering to HKEY_CURRENT_USER, I still cannot call R from Mathematica: The first ...
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How to install xAct in windows 10 correctly?

I just found one powerful computational tool xAct. Unfortunately, I cannot get it installed correctly. The installation instruction provided by the website is too old, and in windows 10, there is no ...
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Histogram not plotting RandomVariate of EmpiricalDistribution

Bug introduced in 11.1 or earlier and fixed in 11.2 I have a seemingly odd case in 11.1 where a sample from an EmpiricalDistribution is not being plotted by ...
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Mathematica 11.1 kernel not running

I was using Mathematica 11.1 under Windows 10, 64 bit. Yesterday morning I had a Windows 10 update and during the morning my virus scanner AVG warned me that one of the Windows files was corrupted ...
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Windows 10 Creator Update Cause Front End to Crash (possibly because of DirextX9)

It seems that Windows 10 Creator Update (Version 1703) has caused Mathematica front end to crash across different versions. The symptoms are: When mma starts up and the welcome dialog appears, it ...
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How to forbid that Authentication Required windows?

As the Great Firewall,I am hard to access Stack Exchange,So I use VPN.I'm in 11.1.Everytime I open Mathemtica,this windows will pop up when I open my VPN, But when I close the VPN it will disappear....
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A Graphics3D bug in version 11.1.0

Bug introduced in 11.1.0 and fixed in 11.1.1 When an opacity option is added to 3D graphics, the axis labels go wrong, in such a way that the notebook's background colour (which can be user-defined) ...
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How to deal with Chinese Windows path/filename? [duplicate]

I've encountered a problem with Unicode Windows file name. If I set the file name to Unicode characters on Mac OSX, it works well. But on Windows if the filename starts with a digital number or the ...
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Import error when opening empty notebook

When opening notebooks, sometimes, in the messages window I get: During evaluation of In[1]:= ... Import: File not found during Import and also get a second ...
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EMF figure has white spaces when screen resolution is 150%

I am on Windows 7, tried Mathematica v9 and v11, both have the same issue when screen resolution is set to 150%: EMF exported from a graph will come with white spaces on the bottom and right hand ...