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Windows 7: Downgrade DirectX?

17 Mar 2012   #1
TManTM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Downgrade DirectX?

I recently got BF3 and I installed it on my laptop. On my laptop, I tried to run BF3 through Battle Log and came across this error.

DirectX device creation error

Failed creating D3D device of at least version 10.0 on adapter "Intel (R) HD Graphics" with driver "Unknown". Error is DXGI_ERROR_UNSUPPORTED ("Unsupported").

This is typically caused by not having the minimum required DirectX support in the GPU.
For NVIDIA GPUs, DirectX 10.0 support is required.
For AMD and GPUs from other vendors, DirectX 10.1 support is required.

I checked DXDIAG, I have DirectX 11, my GPU supports DirectX 10.0.
I have done my research and found that DirectX 11 should act like 10.0 but
I still get this error when I try and play BF3.

So my question is, is there anyway to downgrade DirectX 11 to 10 safely unlike DirectX Eradicator.


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17 Mar 2012   #2
Anak

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

What I've found is there is no way to downgrade, you would have to eradicate it.

But, I found a tip from leburn98 last post here: Any idea how to downgrade from DirectX 11 to DirectX 10? - ATI - Graphic-Displays
States that it is a system process that is causing the problem, and to try Gamebooster, I found that here: |MG| Iobit Game Booster 3.3 Final Download
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18 Mar 2012   #3
TManTM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

So do you suggest I try and open it with Game Booster?
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18 Mar 2012   #4
TManTM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There is a problem with doing Game Booster with BF3. Game Booster will shut off because BF3 is on Battle Log. There is also no manual boost button. Only a boost to scan your computer.
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18 Mar 2012   #5
Duzzy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

First thing I would check is if you have the latest Graphics drivers.
What's the brand and model of the laptop?
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18 Mar 2012   #6
TManTM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I have an Acer Aspire 5742-7342 or 5742-G . I have already checked and my Intel HD Graphics are correctly updated. But inn DXDIAG it says Intel HD Graphics only supports DirectX 10, somehow I have DirectX 11.
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18 Mar 2012   #7
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

https://www.microsoft.com/download/e...ylang=en&id=35

You will always have DirectX 11, always. Install the runtime and let it update what needs to be updated, that might help.
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18 Mar 2012   #8
TManTM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Here is what happens. I have tried this before.


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18 Mar 2012   #9
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Then BF3 just does not like your graphics card and most likely will not work under any condition.
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18 Mar 2012   #10
TManTM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Wait, Wait, Wait. First of all, my graphics card is a really sucky, Intel HD Graphics (built-in) with 128 mb. I know it sucks. Today I am going home to my desktop, if I transfer the Origin Games folder, will BF3 work on my Desktop. My GPU supports DirectX 11 on my desktop. Should I just wait?
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