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    Junior Member
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    Mar 2004

    Unhappy directx 9

    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.

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    Senior Member nihil's Avatar
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    Jul 2003
    United Kingdom: Bridlington

    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

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    @ΜĮЙǐЅŦГǻţΩЯ D0pp139an93r's Avatar
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    May 2003
    St. Petersburg, FL
    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.

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