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Windows 7: DirectX Problem

14 Sep 2009   #1
Ciwan

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
DirectX Problem

Hi

I am trying to install DirectX, but it keeps saying installation failed !

What I'm I doing wrong Please help.

Thank You.


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14 Sep 2009   #2
Antman

 

Which version? Windows already includes DirectX.
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15 Sep 2009   #3
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Windows 7 already includes 9c, 10, 10.1, and 11.
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15 Sep 2009   #4
Ciwan

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

ohh that is probably why then ! lol

I'm on Windows 7 Ultimate

So I do not have to install DirectX ?
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15 Sep 2009   #5
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Windows 7 already includes 9c, 10, 10.1, and 11.
Both correct and incorrect. Win 7 does include DX libraries for all the above except it only has core libraries (just to have version compatibility in place). To avoid problems with DirectX and missing libraries (especially for games that need 9.0) I recommend you run the DX Web Installer from Microsoft. It will scan your computer and install the commonly needed libraries. Over 90% of the time this will fix your issue.
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15 Sep 2009   #6
jfar

Vista Ult64, Win7600
 
 

Hi, to see what version you have installed, just type in Dxdiag into the Start / Start search and programs, and click on Dxdiag, it says what version is installed at the end of the page.

It will also tell you if you are having any issues with display / sound, I hope this helps.
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15 Sep 2009   #7
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jfar View Post
Hi, to see what version you have installed, just type in Dxdiag into the Start / Start search and programs, and click on Dxdiag, it says what version is installed at the end of the page.

It will also tell you if you are having any issues with display / sound, I hope this helps.
like I said above the version doesn't really matter...it is the libraries you have available. If you have DX 10 installed with no other DX updates than many DX9 games won't run...this is just an example here. Always run the DX Web Installer...your golden afterwards
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15 Sep 2009   #8
Ciwan

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Can you provide a link to the DX Web Installer please.

Thank you.
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23 Sep 2009   #9
Zeca Urubu

Seven Ultimate x86
 
 

May be some games need to a reinstall DirectX 9.0c, because old libraries
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23 Sep 2009   #10
Zahl

windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Give this a shot, its the latest and greatest. There's about 90mb worth to install on a clean windows 7
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...1-442d8712d553
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