Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: DirectX issue - setup has detected that one or more directx component

24 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
DirectX issue - setup has detected that one or more directx component

I'm having an issue where i can't reinstall directx from the latest redist on Win7 Pro x64.

When i goto run the setup i just get 'setup has detected that one or more directx component files in-use by an application' then i'm forced to exit the installer.

Can anyone help to resolve this?? Afraid i'm not very good with Win7 diagnostics yet

My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Have you tried to uninstall it and reinstall it?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Aug 2010   #3

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Here is a DirectX diagnostic tool:
Run DirectX Diagnostic Tool
My System SpecsSystem Spec

24 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Did you try to reboot the machine then try again?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional

Well i can't actually find out a way to uninstall so if someone can try pointing out how that would be great but yes, i've tried to reinstall, reboot etc. Each time i get the same message when trying to reinstall it.

Back when i last had directx issue, in XP there were tools to completely remove it to start again but can't seem to find any for Windiws 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 10 Pro

I don't think you can actually "uninstall" DirectX from Windows 7. There may be a hack or other nefarious ways but....

However you can do a System Restore to an earlier time before you did the current update, than try doing the update again using these files... DirectX End-User Runtime

Let us know.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional


Clean boot into Win7 using msconfig. Reunstalled using redist fron June 2010..

Sorting like a charm now
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 DirectX issue - setup has detected that one or more directx component

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
How to reinstall DirectX 11 or repair DirectX 11
Can someone please provide me with instructions on re-installing DirectX 11 or repairing it? WIN 7 64Bit -
Geforce GT 220 is compatible with DirectX 10 but installs DirectX 11??
So I'm having a burning question pop up. My Video card is an Nvidia Geforce GT 220, and it says that its only compatible with DirectX 10. My system, however, installs DirectX 11! So do I downgrade my DirectX?
Having DirectX Problem, Specifically DirectX Diagnostic
Hello, I Have a Problem With My Direct X Working For My Lenovo Thinkpad Labtop. Specifically An Error Running Direct X Diagnostic. I Have been told this is major problem and Would Like To know If Someone would be able to assist me with this situation. Attached is my SFC Scan Results from...
Performance & Maintenance
PROBLEM: DirectX cannot be detected
this gives me an Error "Failed to find a supported hardware rendering device. Ensure that your system the minimu requirements of Company of Heroes. Verify that DirectX is properly installed and that you have the latest drivers for your system." this annoys me! i know i have directX and it is v11....
Hardware & Devices
DirectX 9.0 Setup Error
Hello, I had recently purchased the game COD: Black Ops, and noticed when I had fully installed it with steam and attempted to run it, I got this error: I don't understand this, because I had thought I did have the latest DirectX, so I went to dxdiag.exe to find...
Radeon HD 5750 directx 10 or directx 11
can someone please help me understand whats going on here with my video card ? i have a XFX HD-575X-ZNFC Radeon HD 5750 1GB 128-bit DDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card that say it supports directx 11 . my system says it's using directx 11 but wei says the video card...
Graphic Cards

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:19.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App