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DirectX 9.0c

By TBS_Strappy
Jan 29, 2006
  1. Hey my firned is having troubles downloading Directx 9.0c. he has directx but the version is 9.0b and when he tries to update it to 9.0c, it would say download complete (or somethin like that) but when we check what version of directx he has it would always say 9.0b. his computer is better than mine, but the only problem is the directx. we both want that computer to get directx 9.0c so that we can play city of villains.
     
  2. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    how are you downloading it? if you are downloading the file you have run the file after downloading it in order to install it.
     
  3. TBS_Strappy

    TBS_Strappy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yea. we did do that..after we download it we opened it up and it started downloading onto the computer....and when its done downloading we check up on it and it said we still have directx 9.0b.
     
  4. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    typically the DX files merely unzip and deposit the files into a temporary directory it is from there that you have to run the set up file. is that what you did?
     
  5. TBS_Strappy

    TBS_Strappy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yupp. thats what we did..still didnt work.
     
  6. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    then it sounds like there is a problem with the file you are downloading. and y are getting 9b instead of 9c. where are you downloading the file from?
     
  7. TBS_Strappy

    TBS_Strappy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    were gettin the file from microsoft.
     
  8. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    What name is ont he file you download? the one I got is "directx_dec2005_redist.exe"

    is this the same file you downloaded? also did you reboot after installation?
     
  9. TBS_Strappy

    TBS_Strappy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yea thats the same file...and we did reboot
     
  10. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    then there seems to be one of two things happening. either there is a problem with the file or DXDiag is not reporting the right version DX installed. id your firned running XP with SP2? and has he kept up on updates? If I recall correctly there was a hotfix for a bug in which DXDiag did not report the correct version of DX installed.

    Try downloading SIW and look under the "applications" section and see what it reports the version of Dx is installed.

    http://www3.sympatico.ca/gtopala/
     
  11. TBS_Strappy

    TBS_Strappy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    how do you find out if hes running sp2? and if hes not can he still get it?
     
  12. TBS_Strappy

    TBS_Strappy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh..heres an additional information: my friends computer is FAILING the validation everytime we want to install updates. My friend christian is using the same product key as his friend, gian. would he still be able to get sp2 and get direct 9.0c?
     
  13. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    No he cant Get updates if he is running a bootleg copy of XP. to see what he is running right clcik my computer and choose properties in the general tab under system it will list if he is running XP SP2 or not.
     
  14. TBS_Strappy

    TBS_Strappy TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yea..hes running service pack 2.
     
  15. sadandlonely

    sadandlonely TS Rookie

    what's it mean if you are running sp1?

    hi,
    sorry to knid of blurt in an hour later but would it hinder directx 9.0c installation if you have xp sp1?
     
  16. iss

    iss TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,994

    no it should not make a difference.
     
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