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activex upgrade

By Louise60
Dec 30, 2005
  1. Can someone tell me if there is a difference between the directx version shown under dxdiag system tab (version 9) and the version under the directx tab (version 5). I still cannot run a game and I wondered if I had done the upgrade properly?

    Thanks
    Louise
     
  2. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    On the first page (System tab) at the bottom is the DirectX Version that is installed (most recent is 9.0c)

    The DirectX Files tab shows the FILE-versions (currently in some 5.xx incarnation)
     
  3. Louise60

    Louise60 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    still confused

    Thanks for your reply but I need further clarification (doh). If my game requires at least version 8 I should be ok with version 9 (system tab) despite the version 5 on the dxdiag tab?
     
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Forget about the file-version, it's the version at the bottom of the opening (System) tab that is decisive. So your version 9 superseeds the minimum 8, OK?
     
  5. Louise60

    Louise60 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    OK, got it, thanks - must be some other issue - will keep on trying!
     
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Run all the tests in DXDIAG, that will show any problems you may have.
    If the tests are OK, you have other issues.
     
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