I just installed DirectX 10 using the setup exe downloaded directly from the microsoft DX10 site. Unfortunately when I run dxdiag, it still says DirectX 9.0c! I can't run the Nvidia Cascade demo either. It says that it can't find the DX10 dll. I tried letting the Cascade demo installation install DX10 but that didn't work, and when I try to re-run the DX10 setup exe, it says that it's already installed.
Somebody PLEASE help me as I am at a loss.
I am running...
HP Pavillion Notebook dv9700t 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo 2GB RAM Nvidia 8600M GS with 512MB Video RAM (I think it's GS) WinXP
Anyways, I should not be having this problem.
Again...please help. Any thoughts on this issue are very much appreciated. Thank you.
It is probably because DirectX 9.0C is locked. I had DX 9.0b and i tried to get C, but it wouldnt work how hard i even tried. You couldnt uninstall it because "It is such a needed program". So you will only have to reinstall windows and install Vista to get it.
Yah, somebody on another forum said that it only works with Vista. WTF? I have vista, but I sure as hell don't wanna use it. XP is a new install btw, but I know what I'm doing with system installs and drivers so I know everything is working fine and dandy. If I can only use DX10 with vista then I'm going to kill microsoft!
Why did you try to install DX10, on Windows XP?? Its a known fact that DX10 is Vista only. I can't see what the problem is here
Sgt. D. Pilla;4233411Why did you try to install DX10, on Windows XP?? Its a known fact that DX10 is Vista only. I can't see what the problem is here
The problem was that I didn't know that. But thanks for making me feel stupid. One might think that if it was Vista only that there would be some sort of Vista "checking" mechanism on the installer or at least a "Vista Only" stamp on the Microsoft DX10 download site. But nope...nothing. Not everybody knows these things.
Now the problem is undoing whatever useless files and registry entries the installer added.
If anybody knows how to do this, please let me know. Thanks.
No Problem, any time! And considering Vista comes with DX10, and the download page would say requirements which includes Vista, a bit of prior reading would have saved you effort Don't undo anything, just run Crap Cleaner (CCleaner) and you'll be fine
10 is Vista only.
Yeeah, but theres a registry hack which allows DX10 to be installed on XP, which simply tells the computer "Hi, i'm a vista."
The Force is strong with him
11th September 2006
yea i figured there would be a hack but seriously i dont know what everyones huge problem with vista is, i run it fine in my oppinion it makes life a little harder, but the things that it makes easier in my oppinion are worth it not to mention every thing that was "incompatable" for it that ive needed ive found a work around for if you like xp so much run a dual boot, but eventually xp will stop being supported (as we can start to see) it might be a little annoying, i mean not many people like learning a new operating system, but some time on google and some good tools, not to mention running on a computer that can more than handle vista, in my oppinion vista runs better, and alot of my friends agree (not proudly because they dont like vista, but you cant realy deny it) problem is having the specs, which can be a little expensive for most people
I agree, Vista is fine.