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Windows 7: DirectX issue - setup has detected that one or more directx component

24 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional
DirectX issue - setup has detected that one or more directx component

I'm having an issue where i can't reinstall directx from the latest redist on Win7 Pro x64.

When i goto run the setup i just get 'setup has detected that one or more directx component files in-use by an application' then i'm forced to exit the installer.

Can anyone help to resolve this?? Afraid i'm not very good with Win7 diagnostics yet

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24 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9

Have you tried to uninstall it and reinstall it?

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24 Aug 2010   #3

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer

Here is a DirectX diagnostic tool:
Run DirectX Diagnostic Tool
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24 Aug 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Did you try to reboot the machine then try again?
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25 Aug 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional

Well i can't actually find out a way to uninstall so if someone can try pointing out how that would be great but yes, i've tried to reinstall, reboot etc. Each time i get the same message when trying to reinstall it.

Back when i last had directx issue, in XP there were tools to completely remove it to start again but can't seem to find any for Windiws 7
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25 Aug 2010   #6

Windows 10 Pro

I don't think you can actually "uninstall" DirectX from Windows 7. There may be a hack or other nefarious ways but....

However you can do a System Restore to an earlier time before you did the current update, than try doing the update again using these files... DirectX End-User Runtime

Let us know.
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27 Aug 2010   #7

Windows 7 Professional

sorted :)

Clean boot into Win7 using msconfig. Reunstalled using redist fron June 2010..

Sorting like a charm now
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