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#1 Mark

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 19:18

Can't seem to get it to work, I end up with an error every time I try to install directx 9...

Any suggestions?

(I'll post the error log if that helps)


#2 Anthonyd

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 19:20

Can you please stop installing crap on your PC? You don't have to install directx9 in Windows 8.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 19:24

It gives an error because it's not possible, nor really necessary. You did know that higher versions of directx are downward compatible right?

#4 Ci7

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 19:27

what installer are using? i hope webinstaller nothing else antiquated

Can you please stop installing crap on your PC? You don't have to install directx9 in Windows 8.

It gives an error because it's not possible, nor really necessary. You did know that higher versions of directx are downward compatible right?


sometimes you do. last one i tried "skyrim" told me i need a DirectX dll
had to go install it

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 19:30

It gives an error because it's not possible, nor really necessary. You did know that higher versions of directx are downward compatible right?


Some older games / addons require Direct X 9. (Example: Decal Plugin Enviroment for Asheron's Call requires Direct X 9.0c regardless of what version(s) of Direct X you have installed.)

#6 OP Mark

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 19:33

Can you please stop installing crap on your PC? You don't have to install directx9 in Windows 8.


Can you please get better informed before you start spouting crap.

It's true, some older games come out with errors because they expect older dx9 dlls. Now, it might be the case that there is a better workaround than installing directx 9 but on windows 7, it's what I did to fix this issue with quite a few titles and never had any trouble. I can't seem to do it on windows 8.

#7 Anthonyd

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 19:36

Games that needs updated/specific version of DirectX have to install it during the game setup, period.

For example for Skyrim, you have to reinstall it. This one is tricky because you have to verify the game file, and when you start the game it will install the correct DirectX packages too.

You shouldn't install manually directx since many games aren't using the same (sub)version of directx 9 (or 10 or 11).

#8 TokiToki

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 21:08

Use this to get the latest DirectX 9 libraries, some of which are probably missing from Windows 8.
http://www.microsoft...ails.aspx?id=35

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 22:53

Use this to get the latest DirectX 9 libraries, some of which are probably missing from Windows 8. http://www.microsoft...ails.aspx?id=35


So your suggestion to get directx 9 to install on windows 8, is to install directx 9?...

I'm sorry but I think you must misunderstand me. It refuses to install at all. Can't see why. I wondered if anyone else had this issue and knew how to resolve it.

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[03/17/12 11:07:49] module: dsetup32(May 31 2007), file: inline.h, line: 97, function: IsDotNETFrameworkInstalled

Failed API: GetCORVersion()

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[03/17/12 11:07:54] module: dxupdate(May 31 2007), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 5714, function: DirectXUpdateInstallPlugIn

Failed API: SetupIterateCabinet()
Error: (32) - The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.



Unable to iterate through J:\Support\Redist\DirectX\Apr2005_d3dx9_25_x64.cab. The file may be damaged.

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[03/17/12 11:07:54] module: dsetup32(May 31 2007), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 280, function: CSetup::InstallPlugIn

DirectXUpdateInstallPlugIn() failed.

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[03/17/12 11:07:54] module: dsetup32(May 31 2007), file: setup.cpp, line: 1701, function: CSetup::SetupForDirectX

InstallPlugIn() failed.

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[03/17/12 21:07:19] module: dsetup32(May 31 2007), file: inline.h, line: 97, function: IsDotNETFrameworkInstalled

Failed API: GetCORVersion()

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[03/17/12 21:07:26] module: dxupdate(May 31 2007), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 5714, function: DirectXUpdateInstallPlugIn

Failed API: SetupIterateCabinet()
Error: (32) - The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.



Unable to iterate through F:\Support\Redist\DirectX\Apr2005_d3dx9_25_x64.cab. The file may be damaged.

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[03/17/12 21:07:26] module: dsetup32(May 31 2007), file: dxupdate.cpp, line: 280, function: CSetup::InstallPlugIn

DirectXUpdateInstallPlugIn() failed.

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[03/17/12 21:07:26] module: dsetup32(May 31 2007), file: setup.cpp, line: 1701, function: CSetup::SetupForDirectX

InstallPlugIn() failed.


I get the same error with both the offline installer and the web installer.

#10 muratoner

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 23:01

i did install directx9 using the runtime web installer as Toki mentioned because MPC needs it.
This is what i would do for the problem.......clear all temp files using CCleaner,restart system then run the web installer as admin

btw i use x64 of Windows8
and i have net framework 4.5 installed

#11 aionaddict

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 23:08

When I installed MSI Afterburner on Win 8 it ran the DirectX end user runtime automatically and did install some files. I am guessing the same thing would occur with a lot of games.

#12 Eric

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 23:16

dxwebsetup should do it. If it won't run something else is wrong.

#13 Jose_49

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 00:43

The thing you are actually looking is to update DirectX. Yes, it needs to be updated in order to some games work.

http://www.microsoft...ails.aspx?id=35

Then, if you want to or force applications/games into DirectX 9, just run compatibility with Windows XP:

For running compatibility mode in Win XP do the following:
Right click on the .exe file of the application/game -> Properties -> "Compatibility" Tab -> Check Run this program for previous version of Windows -> Select Windows XP Service Pack 3.

You are ready to go.

Hope that this helps (Y)

If the link above does not help, then try downloading and installing this:
http://www.microsoft...ls.aspx?id=8109

Hope it helps.

Edit:
P.S: This should fix the missing file errors you are having, if not post back and I'll try to help...

#14 marc2003

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:21

i had no problem installing the full redistributable. http://www.microsoft...lang=en&id=8109

it does prompt you to install .net 3.5 during setup - maybe the web installer doesn't do this??

#15 TokiToki

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 18:41

i had no problem installing the full redistributable. http://www.microsoft...lang=en&id=8109

it does prompt you to install .net 3.5 during setup - maybe the web installer doesn't do this??

The web installer worked fine for me, without needing to install .NET. However the OP said both redistributable and web installers don't work for him :(



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