March 23rd, 2004, 10:32 AM
I need to know WHERE to install directx 9.0 I have downloaded it from the msn website for a friend on a dell running windows xp but as he tries to play pc games he keeps getting the error. " this game requires directx 8.1 or higher etc etc. so is there a particular folder that the download should be installed into in order for the games to find it.
March 23rd, 2004, 11:01 AM
You are in Dublin, so you will get the same PC magazines as I do.............borrow the cover CDs from someone who has bought a recent copy and load it from there (usually in the "games" or "utilities" sections).
I am not sure what you downloaded, but it should have been an executable anyway? so there may be a problem with the download?
I am not sure of where all the files belong, but I think that they are scattered around.....I would NOT try to load it manually
Otherwise hook him up to a broadband link and use Windows update?
EDIT: Please make sure that his video card supports DirectX 9.0 first
March 23rd, 2004, 08:01 PM
Wait, I've had this problem before.
The directX version is no longer verified in the same manner as it used to be, I think. I had to manually edit the registry to fix it when it happened to me. I'm at work right now so I can't get you the key to change, but if a fix hasn't been posted when I get home, I'll post it.
You DO have the right version, the software doesn't know it though.
Real security doesn't come with an installer.