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Windows 7: DirectX help please

12 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit
DirectX help please

Hi. Running Win7 x64, I have DirectX 11, and DirectX Diag shows all working fine.

I am trying to run an application (called SweetFX) which needs to have DirectX 9 dlls installed to run. I have downloaded the runtime update from Microsoft's website, but if I install this, is it going to replace my DirectX 11 with v.9.0c (which I obviously don't want)? Or will v.9 and v.11 co-exist on the same PC? In other words, will running dxwebsetup.exe for DirectX 9 just install the necessary files, but still leave me with v.11? Or will dxwebsetup.exe refuse to run on a machine with DirectX 11 on it?

Advice welcome! Thanks.

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12 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit

I created a System Restore point and went ahead - the update seemed to go fine, no errors. The application now runs, and DX Diagnostics still shows I have DirectX 11....
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12 May 2013   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

Yes it installed the necessary DX9 files. You did it exactly right.
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