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Windows 7: DirectX9 AND 11..affect anything ?


02 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 
DirectX9 AND 11..affect anything ?

I attempted to install Need For Speed Most Wanted, and it said I didn't have DirectX.

I've read to install DirectX9, but I'm afraid it can alter my DirectX11. Battlefield 1942, ePSXe emulator, it has been frustrating making all my classics run fine.

I'm on 64-bit OS before anyone provides the good DirectX link..

Is there a sure fire restore point I can use..? Isn't there a DirectX9.0a b c and such..? Sorry..not sure where DirectX issues belong

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02 Dec 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Think this sums it up pretty well,

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5 - Update your Direct X files - Contrary to popular belief, just because Windows 7 is DX11 capable doesn’t mean it has the latest DX9 files!!! Most game issues can be fixed by simply updating the DX files.

BTW - Windows 7 is fully compatible with games and hardware that use older versions of DirectX

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While Windows 7 is fully compatible with games and hardware that use older versions of DirectX, the new DirectX 11 features are available with a DirectX 11 compatible graphics card and games designed to take advantage of this new technology.
Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues

No it won't mess anything up, and yes your game will then work.
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02 Dec 2010   #3

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

You need both. DX9 games need DX9.

Download installer and follow prompts.
Mike
Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer
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02 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 

Hopalong X !! What's DirectX End-User Runtime..? You're saying I have DirectX9 but not in full..? I really hope the install will go thru.

I should try your advice first, but I REALLY hope I don't have to specify correctly which folder it needs to install to.
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02 Dec 2010   #5

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

That is the dowloader link Click Run and follow prompts to download. DirectX 9 will install itself.


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    1. Click the Download button on this page to start the download, or choose a different language from the drop-down list and click Go.
    2. Do one of the following:
      • To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location.
      • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.
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02 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You don't have to do anything but click the link and it will do the rest. No need to specify anything.

Also, did you look at the link stormy posted for a better understanding of DX11 and it's relationship to older versions?

At any rate just follow Hopalong X's instructions and all should be good
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02 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Like they always say, always update when you receive an error. That usually solves 75% of the problems, if not, reboot.

In your case, just install what you're missing, your files will be updated, and if they're the latest, they won't be overwritten.
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02 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 

Damn..I don't think it's getting me DirectX9, didn't install anything:

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02 Dec 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The web installer is broken, use this instead,

Download details: DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)
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02 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Edition 64-bit
 
 

Ahh..it asked me where to extract. So I dedicated a folder for it on the Desktop.

Now I have 157 .cab files..

EDIT: I missed DSETUP.dll, dsetup32.dll, dxdllreg_x86.cab, dxupdate.cab and DXSETUP.exe.

I can run setup ? It's good for the 64-bit, eh ?
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