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DirectX 9 will not install ?

October 22, 2006 at 14:00:47
Specs: Xp Home, 2400/768

Hi.
I installed directx 9 without any problems earlier, but today i found out that the version on my computer is directx 7.
I downloaded directx 9, but it won't install.
I open it and when i press install button, a screen comes up saying that the driver are installed and ready to use, but no drivers has been installed at all.
When i look at dxdiag it still says 7 ?

What can i do to install version 9 ?
Can i uninstall version 7 ?

I'm using windows xp home !

Thanks


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#1
October 22, 2006 at 14:23:17


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#2
October 22, 2006 at 14:24:31

More to the point, how did you get DirectX 7 installed in the first place. It's not part of Win XP at all...

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#3
October 22, 2006 at 15:30:30

"I installed directx 9 without any problems earlier, but today i found out that the version on my computer is directx 7"

WinXP ships with DX8.1. I don't see how you can possibly have DX7.


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#4
October 22, 2006 at 22:20:16

I know it's strange, but the diagnostic said directx 7, there was no doubt about that.
I don't know how it got there because i've never installed it ??
Anyway i just want to inform that i've solved the problem.
I reinstalled Service Pack 2 and then Directx 9c came back again.

But the installation problem is still there, because now that directx 9 is there i tried to reinstall just the directx 9, but it won't reinstall now either.

Guess i have to reinstall Sp2 again if something on directx is damaged again !
But


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#5
October 23, 2006 at 12:53:05

OK, just to clarify...when you run DXDIAG from Start/Run, on the very 1st screen under 'system information' it lists DX7?

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#6
October 25, 2006 at 10:13:41

Yes, DXDIAG form start/run.
It was showing DX7 !

I have no idea on how it got there, i was very surprised when i saw it.
The only way i found out was that none of the games i played worked very well.
I got a tip to install DX9, and that's how i found out !


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