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Games that automatically try install Direct X 9.0c

  1. #1


    JeffR Guest

    Games that automatically try install Direct X 9.0c

    What to you do when prompted by a computer game to install Direct X 9.0c?
    Will that try and overwrite Direct X 10? Do you just say no to the install
    of Direct X 9.0c and if you do - what happens to the overall installation of
    your game?

    Someone please help!

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  2. #2


    HDFatBoy2003 Guest

    Re: Games that automatically try install Direct X 9.0c

    I've been told that there is no problem in letting a game instal 9.0c. The
    installer will only write the files that are not there, leaving the DX10
    files alone since they are newer. I've done it and what little demos that
    are available for DX10 didn't have any problems running on my system.

    "JeffR" <JeffR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0AF36BDE-E8E5-4509-9896-20CE142B0447@microsoft.com...
    > What to you do when prompted by a computer game to install Direct X 9.0c?
    > Will that try and overwrite Direct X 10? Do you just say no to the
    > install
    > of Direct X 9.0c and if you do - what happens to the overall installation
    > of
    > your game?
    >
    > Someone please help!



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Dustin Harper Guest

    Re: Games that automatically try install Direct X 9.0c

    Just let them install DX9.0c. It won't overwrite any files, and if they
    don't exist, it adds them. It won't overwrite DX10 files at all, and some
    games require some DX9.0c components. This is the simple answer, MS
    developers have a much more indepth answer if you need it.

    But, it doesn't hurt anything to install DX9.0c.

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    Dustin Harper
    dharper@vistarip.com
    http://www.vistarip.com

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    "JeffR" <JeffR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0AF36BDE-E8E5-4509-9896-20CE142B0447@microsoft.com...
    > What to you do when prompted by a computer game to install Direct X 9.0c?
    > Will that try and overwrite Direct X 10? Do you just say no to the
    > install
    > of Direct X 9.0c and if you do - what happens to the overall installation
    > of
    > your game?
    >
    > Someone please help!



      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Dale M. White Guest

    Re: Games that automatically try install Direct X 9.0c

    Well, Battlefield 2 won't install if you cancel the DX9 installer. But have
    no worries, you're not going ot hurt vista by installing DX9.0c, as it
    doesn't really install anything. Now, don't confuse, install DX90c with
    installing the DX9.0c updates, which is what games like FEAR and Battlefield
    2142 do.


    "JeffR" <JeffR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0AF36BDE-E8E5-4509-9896-20CE142B0447@microsoft.com...
    > What to you do when prompted by a computer game to install Direct X 9.0c?
    > Will that try and overwrite Direct X 10? Do you just say no to the
    > install
    > of Direct X 9.0c and if you do - what happens to the overall installation
    > of
    > your game?
    >
    > Someone please help!




      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Neil Guest

    Re: Games that automatically try install Direct X 9.0c

    Hi, just let the game install fully even when it says it is updating the
    Directx with 9.0c it won't over write Directx 10. I've reinstalled all my
    games since doing a clean install of Vista and it still has Directx 10. I
    think once it goes to install the Directx 9 it realizes that you have an
    more update version so doesn't install it after all.

    If you cancel installing Direct 9.0c then the whole game won't install.


    "JeffR" <JeffR@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:0AF36BDE-E8E5-4509-9896-20CE142B0447@microsoft.com...
    > What to you do when prompted by a computer game to install Direct X 9.0c?
    > Will that try and overwrite Direct X 10? Do you just say no to the
    > install
    > of Direct X 9.0c and if you do - what happens to the overall installation
    > of
    > your game?
    >
    > Someone please help!



      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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