Installing ComfyUI on Windows

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Are you ready to take your creative projects to the next level? ComfyUI is here to help, and we’ve got you covered with a simple installation guide for Windows users. Whether you’re an experienced developer or just looking to explore the world of AI-powered design, ComfyUI offers a seamless experience to bring your ideas to life.

Step 1: Install 7-Zip

  • Once the download is complete, run the executable file.
  • Click “Install” to install 7-Zip on your PC.

Step 2: Grab ComfyUI

  • After downloading, right-click on the file named “ComfyUI_windows_portable_nvidia_cu118_or_cpu.7z.”
  • From the context menu, select “Show More Options” > “7-Zip” > “Extract Here.” This will extract the ComfyUI files.
  • Following extraction, you’ll find a new folder named “ComfyUI_windows_portable.”

Step 3: Get a Checkpoint Model

  • To use ComfyUI, you’ll need a checkpoint model. Feel free to choose any model you prefer.
  • Download your chosen model, for example, the DreamShaper 8 model, from the provided download link.
  • Place the downloaded model in the following directory: “ComfyUI_windows_portable\ComfyUI\models\checkpoints.”

Step 4: Launch ComfyUI

  • If you’ve got an Nvidia GPU, just double-click on “run_nvidia_gpu.bat” to start ComfyUI.
  • For those without an Nvidia GPU, no worries! Simply double-click on “run_cpu.bat” to run ComfyUI, albeit a tad slower.
  • Watch as ComfyUI springs to life, automatically opening in your web browser.

Updating ComfyUI on Windows

To keep your ComfyUI installation up to date, follow these simple steps:

Double-click the file located at “ComfyUI_windows_portable > update > update_comfyui.bat.

Now you’re all set to embark on a creative journey like never before. With ComfyUI on Windows, your imagination knows no bounds. So go ahead, unleash your creativity and let ComfyUI be your trusty companion along the way. Happy designing.

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