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Cannot Install DirectX

  1. #1


    Dan Guest

    Cannot Install DirectX

    Hello,

    I'm running Vista 32bit Home Premium on a new PC. I can't install DirectX,
    depite the file coming from the microsoft website and going through the whole
    GenuineCheck validation process successfully.

    Trying to run DirectX I get this messageInstalling Components part:

    'A cabinet file necessary for installation cannot be trusted. Please verify
    the Cryptographic Services are enabled and the cabinet file certificate is
    valid.'

    So it can't trust something from its own website? Extremely frustrating.

    If anyone has any ideas, I'd be grateful.

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  3. #2


    Gumby Guest

    Re: Cannot Install DirectX

    =?Utf-8?B?RGFu?= <Dan@xxxxxx> wrote in
    newsD301DEB-8612-428B-8761-29D0037CD188@xxxxxx:

    > Hello,
    >
    > I'm running Vista 32bit Home Premium on a new PC. I can't install
    > DirectX, depite the file coming from the microsoft website and going
    > through the whole GenuineCheck validation process successfully.
    >
    > Trying to run DirectX I get this messageInstalling Components part:
    >
    > 'A cabinet file necessary for installation cannot be trusted. Please
    > verify the Cryptographic Services are enabled and the cabinet file
    > certificate is valid.'
    >
    > So it can't trust something from its own website? Extremely
    > frustrating.
    >
    > If anyone has any ideas, I'd be grateful.
    >
    Do you have cryptographic services enabled in the services list. If you do
    then I would just right click the file and select run as administrator so
    long as you are sure the file is legit.

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  4. #3


    Dan Guest

    Re: Cannot Install DirectX



    "Gumby" wrote:

    > =?Utf-8?B?RGFu?= <Dan@xxxxxx> wrote in
    > newsD301DEB-8612-428B-8761-29D0037CD188@xxxxxx:
    >

    > > Hello,
    > >
    > > I'm running Vista 32bit Home Premium on a new PC. I can't install
    > > DirectX, depite the file coming from the microsoft website and going
    > > through the whole GenuineCheck validation process successfully.
    > >
    > > Trying to run DirectX I get this messageInstalling Components part:
    > >
    > > 'A cabinet file necessary for installation cannot be trusted. Please
    > > verify the Cryptographic Services are enabled and the cabinet file
    > > certificate is valid.'
    > >
    > > So it can't trust something from its own website? Extremely
    > > frustrating.
    > >
    > > If anyone has any ideas, I'd be grateful.
    > >
    >
    > Do you have cryptographic services enabled in the services list. If you do
    > then I would just right click the file and select run as administrator so
    > long as you are sure the file is legit.
    >
    Hi there,

    Thanks, but no luck. Cryptographic services enabled and I have tried running
    as an administrator. Same result.

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  5. #4


    Andy [YaYa] Guest

    Re: Cannot Install DirectX

    =?Utf-8?B?RGFu?= <Dan@xxxxxx> wrote in
    news:5B2EE669-DBE3-4846-BF68-264B5178E59F@xxxxxx:

    > "Gumby" wrote:

    >> > Hello,
    >> >
    >> > I'm running Vista 32bit Home Premium on a new PC. I can't install
    >> > DirectX
    >> >
    >> > Trying to run DirectX I get this messageInstalling Components part:
    >> >
    >> > 'A cabinet file necessary for installation cannot be trusted.
    >> > Please verify the Cryptographic Services are enabled and the
    >> > cabinet file certificate is valid.'

    >> Do you have cryptographic services enabled in the services list. If
    >> you do then I would just right click the file and select run as
    >> administrator so long as you are sure the file is legit.
    >>
    >
    > Hi there,
    >
    > Thanks, but no luck. Cryptographic services enabled and I have tried
    > running as an administrator. Same result.
    Odd, never heard of this before. Only guess is that the CAB file got
    corrupted during download. I assume you're running DXWEBSETUP.EXE which
    downloads the files you need and installs them, right?

    You might want to clear your temp files, if a corrupted CAB file is on
    your system and the DXWEBSETUP program doesn't try to re-download the
    file, it'll just keep having this same problem. Clearing out those files
    then running DXWEBSETUP again may help.

    Right-Click your C: drive from Computer window and choose properties.
    Click Disk-Cleanup

    Make sure Temporary Files are checked and follow the prompts to delete
    said files.

    Try running DXWebSetup.exe again. You might want to download the file
    from Microsoft.com/directx, just in case.

    If that does not help I have no ideas other than to wait here for help,
    or go to Microsoft.com and put in the error message into the search bar.
    See if there's a kb article about this message.

    --
    -A.

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  6. #5


    Gumby Guest

    Re: Cannot Install DirectX

    =?Utf-8?B?RGFu?= <Dan@xxxxxx> wrote in
    news:5B2EE669-DBE3-4846-BF68-264B5178E59F@xxxxxx:

    > Hi there,
    >
    > Thanks, but no luck. Cryptographic services enabled and I have tried
    > running as an administrator. Same result.
    Download the version of DirectX for game developers. It's a lot bigger file
    but might solve your issue.

    http://www.softwarepatch.com/windows/directx.html

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  7. #6


    Chuck Walbourn [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Cannot Install DirectX

    These unofficial websites are scary places to get updates from, especially
    system components and drivers. You really have no idea what you are actually
    installing here.

    Did you try the installer already from the MSFT site?

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...lang=en--Chuck WalbournSDE, XNA Developer ConnectionThis posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.


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  8. #7


    Gumby Guest

    Re: Cannot Install DirectX

    "Chuck Walbourn [MSFT]" <chuckw@xxxxxx> wrote in
    news:utEPsSvtIHA.4076@xxxxxx:

    > These unofficial websites are scary places to get updates from,
    > especially system components and drivers. You really have no idea what
    > you are actually installing here.
    >
    The site I provided is legit. The directx file I linked to is digitally
    signed by Microsoft. I downloaded Vista SP1 and XP SP3 from there too and
    they are also legit files. The site is safe.

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  9. #8


    Richard Guest

    RE: Cannot Install DirectX

    I just recieve a brand new XPS M1730 RUnning Vista Ultimate and I'm having
    the same issues. I have tried all that has been suggected here and more. Any
    help is appreciated.

    "Dan" wrote:

    > Hello,
    >
    > I'm running Vista 32bit Home Premium on a new PC. I can't install DirectX,
    > depite the file coming from the microsoft website and going through the whole
    > GenuineCheck validation process successfully.
    >
    > Trying to run DirectX I get this messageInstalling Components part:
    >
    > 'A cabinet file necessary for installation cannot be trusted. Please verify
    > the Cryptographic Services are enabled and the cabinet file certificate is
    > valid.'
    >
    > So it can't trust something from its own website? Extremely frustrating.
    >
    > If anyone has any ideas, I'd be grateful.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. #9


    Chuck Walbourn [MSFT] Guest

    Re: Cannot Install DirectX

    This error indicates that either the .CAB files inside the package are
    corrupt, or the local system's Cryptographic service is misconfigured in
    some way.

    Have you tried the DirectX Web Installer? This should ensure the problem is
    not due to corrupt files, unless you are actually having hardware failures
    (like a bad hard disk) causing this problem.

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

    --
    Chuck Walbourn
    SDE, XNA Developer Connection

    This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.



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  11. #10


    Richard Guest

    Re: Cannot Install DirectX



    "Chuck Walbourn [MSFT]" wrote:

    > This error indicates that either the .CAB files inside the package are
    > corrupt, or the local system's Cryptographic service is misconfigured in
    > some way.
    >
    > Have you tried the DirectX Web Installer? This should ensure the problem is
    > not due to corrupt files, unless you are actually having hardware failures
    > (like a bad hard disk) causing this problem.
    >
    > http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
    >
    > --
    > Chuck Walbourn
    > SDE, XNA Developer Connection
    >
    > This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no rights.
    >
    >
    >

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