Windows could not upgrade one or more files

  Allen1946 14:48 12 Mar 2003
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Using Windows ME.
I am trying to install Directx V9 to provide files needed by DVDx. After downloading Directx and restarting the system I get several screens of 'Windows could not upgrade the file %1 from %2 %1: %2' followed by a completion message saying that one or more files could not be updated.
There is a hit for this problem in the Microsoft Knowledge base - article 283069 - which says rename file wininit.ini to wininit.old but when I search for this file it is not found. I have tried de installing DVDx and re installing Directx but still get the problem.
All other applications are working normally.
Any ideas?

  mackaycc 15:02 12 Mar 2003

When searching, make sure that system files and hidden files are included in the search. I think, by default, they do not get listed.

Otherwise, navigate to the Windows/System folder and find the file manually.

  boon_intheuk 12:26 11 Oct 2003

just saving this thread

  boon_intheuk 23:19 11 Oct 2003

I am also having this problem while installing PowerDVD XP (I think it wanted to install directX as part of the install), I have set the "view" options so that I can see hidden files but the search option still cannot find this wininit.ini file and I have searched the windows directory without success.
Anyone else have any ideas?
Thanks, Boon

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