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Windows 7: DirectX 9.26.1950 (23 March 2009)

17 Apr 2009   #11
Night Hawk

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

The "dxwebsetup.exe" file has been around for ages actually! That's simply a direct link you run by an exe file for seeing DX go on if your just connecting online with a fresh install of XP or want the latest available.

For the older versions you can download and unpack a full redistributable DX package with it's own installer. For XP I keep a separate folder here for just that.




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21 Apr 2009   #12
Ozzyguy

Windows 7 build 7077, Vista Ultimate
 
 

Windows 7 ships with DirectX 11 by default.
Hence the reason the DX9-10 update would not install.

Hit Windows Key +r for the run box
type dxdiag


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21 Apr 2009   #13
Ex_Brit

Win 7 Ult SP1/Win 10 Pro (all x64)
 
 

Just spotted this. At least I'll install it in Vista and XP. Thanks.
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21 Apr 2009   #14
Night Hawk

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

If you have the DX9c stand alone installer that will run on 7 without a problem. The image here shows how you will want a folder set aside for seeing the files unpacked into.



You can see DX9 installed before you even connect online when first installing Windows.
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21 Apr 2009   #15
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

yes you can install dx9 on win7
dx10 is there already installed in win7 and is not available
as you can see here all these dll's are from dx9 redist install...
DirectX 9.26.1950 (23 March 2009)-dx9install.png
and dx10 is already there as you can see here the dll files are there...
DirectX 9.26.1950 (23 March 2009)-dx10.png


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21 Apr 2009   #16
Night Hawk

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

With the DX10 or 11 already included you would see 9c installed for older pre Vista games in order to see those run without OpenGL and other types of errors coming up. Even some of the more recent labels are still XP compatible and will include a DX9c installer.

Other "old" older games going back a bit that surprizingly run well on 7 will include a DX7 installer with the install or do not install options seen on those. One thing I was testing on 7 here was backward compatibility for both games and programs and found it improved over what is seen in Vista.

The 7077 build lately turned into a gold mine with the old software for the XP MCE 2005 geared tv tuner card where Vista and the 7000 will easily fail at recording video. While a few remove and reinstall attempts will see the picture and sound work for viewing any signal source the 7077 was the first since XP to actually record a video in one piece not some 11,000 fragments!
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20 Aug 2009   #17
Friktion

Windows 7 RC
 
 

Hey sorry for digging this up but it's the only topic I could find that remotely might address my issue.

I did a clean install of Windows 7, and now for some reason almost no games will work.

I've tried Warcraft 3, Starcraft, Call of Duty4, Left 4 Dead, and Plants vs Zombies

Out of all of those, only PvZ and Starcraft work. It's a little weird that the older games work but the others dont.

Usually the error I get is that directx is not installed or has an error or sometimes it just hangs at the loading screen. Running dxdiag tells me that I'm using DirectX 11.

I've tried everything from compatibility switches to running as an admin, but no luck so far.
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20 Aug 2009   #18
smarteyeball

 
 

Are all the games encountering errors before or after installing the DirectX Redist (March 2009) ? Have you installed the update?

Were these games installed through that fresh OS installation, or were they installed in a previous OS and are on another hard drive or partition?

Windows Seven does have DX11, but is backwards compatible with previous versions.

If you have the update installed, it's odd they are still giving you DirectX messages.

What particular files does the error say is causing it? ie Missing D3DX39.dll etc

Sometimes copying the missing .dll from the C:\Windows\System32 folder to the game installation directory can help.
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20 Aug 2009   #19
Mercurial

Windows 7 32bit RTM
 
 

yes why would you install a DX9/10 update if you have DX11 lol O.O;
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20 Aug 2009   #20
Night Hawk

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mercurial View Post
yes why would you install a DX9/10 update if you have DX11 lol O.O;
DX 9c will still go on 7 for older games that won't recognise DX11. http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

The older games require a direct x version that is compatible in order to avoid the problems like OpenGL errors.
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