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Windows 7: Unable to update Directx6 to a higher version

28 Oct 2009   #1
vernon092487

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 
Unable to update Directx6 to a higher version

Hi,

When i installed Windows 7 32bit and run dxdiag I saw that the version is directx 6. So i tried installing Microsoft DirectX® End-User Runtime 9.0c, still dxdiag shows version 6. Back when I was using XP Service pack 3, I am able to update directx up to version 9 and 10.

using NVidia GeForce 8600M.

Hope you enlighten me. Thanks!


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28 Oct 2009   #2
Fluffy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Ideally you should do a clean install (Install from scratch) that reduces the chance of stuff like that happening.
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28 Oct 2009   #3
vernon092487

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Yes I did a clean install of Win7.
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28 Oct 2009   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

That's just odd. Any chance of posting a screenshot of the dxdiag screen?

XP SP3 should have been DX 9.0c to begin with. You say had DX 10 on XP, was it one of those unofficial ports?

However if it was a completely clean installation, then that shouldn't be an issue.
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28 Oct 2009   #5
vernon092487

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Hi Guys,

All solved, i mixed up the dxdiag version and the directx version. hehehe

@All

Thanks anyways!
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29 Oct 2009   #6
SpYke

win 7
 
 

go ...
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29 Oct 2009   #7
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vernon092487 View Post
Hi Guys,

All solved, i mixed up the dxdiag version and the directx version. hehehe

@All

Thanks anyways!
That's why you should have posted that screenshot I mentioned
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