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: help


14 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
help

can i force my GPU only to run in directx 10.1 or 9?

also can i force windows 7 to run in directx 10.1 or 9?

thanks


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Doesn't look like it. Heres what Microsoft says : How do I revert back to using an older version of DirectX? - Microsoft Community

Have you considered trying your games in a Virtual machine? (assuming you have an older MS OS disk)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by indianacarnie View Post
Doesn't look like it. Heres what Microsoft says : How do I revert back to using an older version of DirectX? - Microsoft Community

Have you considered trying your games in a Virtual machine? (assuming you have an older MS OS disk)
i really dont want to do a virtual machine considering my external GPU

is there any way to force the GPU to run DX 10.1 or 9 only?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


14 Mar 2013   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nothing to do with what the GPU supports to a point, and everything to do with what the game supports. If a game is DX9 only, then that is all it will run at regardless of whether the card supports a higher version. If the game supports a higher version, there is usually either a setting in the in game settings to select a lower version, or running at lower settings will force it to run at a lower DirectX version.

There is no way to force it through the driver or Windows.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I believe not.

Some games have mode settings to only use limited DirectX settings (like DX9).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

i dont understand why my DX11 games run awesome! and all my DX9 games are unplayablely laggy. ?!?! i got latest drivers etc...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2013   #7
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Directx is built into windows from what I understand. Read ...... somewhere....... that you CAN uninstall it , albeit with much gnashing of teeth and sorrow, but from what I gathered from MS theres other things that need it. I'm ASSUMING DirectX has "hooks" in it and each version is different. When I looked for the link I posted for you I DID find a place there (MS site) to download DirectX 9 , but not sure if you could get it on your machine from the admittedly cursory fast read.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Yeah I saw that too, but wasn't sure it was what he needed. Was just going back to see/link it for him. Thanks for beating me too it!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Mar 2013   #10

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

yes ive installed that link, and it did no help. i alsoi tried to install dx9, but it wont allow me. says a newer version is already installed... it just dosent make sense that both my directx 11 games run awesome, but dx 9 games suck no matter what the graphic properties. all dx games worked fine before my new GPU.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 help




Thread Tools



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 08:26 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33