Can't install / update DirectX!!

  PaulB2005 12:02 09 Jan 2007
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I was such I'd installed DirectX C a while ago.

Any tried a demo today that requires DirectX C. Demo complains that DirectX C isn't installed.

DXDIAG shows DirectX B installed, so i reinstalled it. None of the installs (dxwebsetup -which downloads the bits you need and the full directx_dec2006_redist) work. They run but the install bar goes from 0 to 100% as if nothing needed doing and the Finish.

Any ideas?

  rdave13 17:45 09 Jan 2007

Try downloading the updated version dated 5/1/2007 click here .

  PaulB2005 07:47 10 Jan 2007

I did say

"None of the installs (dxwebsetup -which downloads the bits you need and the full directx_dec2006_redist) work. "

  PaulB2005 07:50 10 Jan 2007

Well i tried it again any way. This time instead of just shooting straight to the end it downloaded an 8 Mb file, installed and i still have 9B....

Cheers anyway..

  brundle 08:19 10 Jan 2007

Take a look at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\DirectX
Latest DX version reads 4.09.00.0904, I doubt that is the only check the installer does but it might be worth a look.

  PaulB2005 10:19 10 Jan 2007

Changing the key worked - DXDIAG now shows DX 9c. I'll try the demos again later. Cheers.

  PaulB2005 11:27 10 Jan 2007

Thanks. It worked. I suspect 9c is installed but for some reason the key indicates 9b.

All sorted now.

Cheers

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