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Windows 7: Directx - trying to install Need for Speed Most wanted


24 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 7600 SP1 64 Bit dual boot Windows 8 CP
 
 
Directx - trying to install Need for Speed Most wanted

Not sure if this is right place to put this so feel free to move it if it isn't. I am trying to install Need for Speed Most wanted but as soon as I put the serial number in it tells me I do not have directx installed. Where do I go to find out if it is actually installed(other games work fine) ... I went to syswow64r folder and opened the directx folder in there but it is empty.... not sure where else to look.

Thanks


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24 Sep 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Try installing the latest update of the DirectX End-User Runtime. You can get that from: Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer
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24 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 7600 SP1 64 Bit dual boot Windows 8 CP
 
 

I tried but it comes up with an error saying it cannot install
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24 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Try these - Download details: DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010). Extract, find the .exe and install.

The other link is the web installer which just checks your system and installs updated files as needed. However it should have worked for you.

Let us know.
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24 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 7600 SP1 64 Bit dual boot Windows 8 CP
 
 

hmm ok it installed without any problems so thank you but still nothing shows up in the directx folder .. is there somewhere I can check what it installed?
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24 Sep 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loquacious View Post
but still nothing shows up in the directx folder .. is there somewhere I can check what it installed?
What do you mean nothing showed up in a "folder"??? What folder, do you have a screen shot?
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24 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 7 7600 SP1 64 Bit dual boot Windows 8 CP
 
 

the syswow64 folder has a folder inside called "directx" but it is empty .. I am running windows 7 x64
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24 Sep 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

When you installed the Direct x files I linked to... did you get an error? If not, all is good.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by loquacious View Post
the syswow64 folder has a folder inside called "directx" but it is empty .. I am running windows 7 x64
Hmmm.... I don't seem to have that folder, but I also have no Direct X problems. Can you provide an address as to where that folder is??? I know you say syswow64 but...

BTW have you tried the game since updating the direct x files??? Does it play???
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24 Sep 2010   #9

Windows 7 7600 SP1 64 Bit dual boot Windows 8 CP
 
 
Direct X

Here is snapshot of folder I mean.

Yes it installed without errors

No I have not tried re-installing the game yet .. busy with other things now


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24 Sep 2010   #10

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hmmm.... just realized I hadn't updated my DX files since my last system repair. Thus here's the before DX update....

Directx - trying to install Need for Speed Most wanted-before-dx-update.jpg

And here's after the DX update...

Directx - trying to install Need for Speed Most wanted-after-dx-update.jpg

And yes, the folder is empty, but it shouldn't be an issue.

As to your game issue.... try playing the game first, than complain if it still doesn't work "after" the DX update


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