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Windows 7: upgrading driver

29 Dec 2011   #1

XP windows Professional
upgrading driver

hi i'm trying to install "skyrim" which i got for $10 bucks at a swapmeet. it requests that i update my driver (driver 9.0x (?). but i am uncertain, maybe it's an virus or something. so do you think i should go ahead and upgrade? .and also i can't find where my "driver" is located on my XP. any help would be great, (please don't email, it's busted) thank you

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30 Dec 2011   #2
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64

If that's the role playing pc game the message is probably indicating that Direct X 9 or the last 9c is required. Since you are running XP you likely already have that on but can still download the redistributable version from Download: DirectX 9.0c October 2005 - Redistributable for Software Developers - Microsoft Download Center - Download Details

The online magazine PC GAMER lists the system requirements at The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC system requirements

That also show DX 9c being advised there as well.
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