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Installing DirectX without access to Admin

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I'm currently taking a technical drawing class in my high school. The class is very easy, which is good because there is no teacher. We teach ourselves from the book, and a football coach watches the class to make sure no cheating occurs.

We are allowed to play games and browse the net between assignments. Unfortunately, we do not have access to the administrator account of the computers. This means I am unable to install DirectX, which prevents me from playing several of my favorite games.

Please, before any of you banter me with morality issues, understand the following:

1. I'm not trying to gain access to Administrator, which I'm sure is protected for a reason. I'm simply trying to install DirectX on my computer to play games. Quite to the contrary, I do not wish to log in to Administrator because I'm sure that could be easily tracked.

2. The person running the class has no problems with us installing programs on the computers.

So, is there any way to install DirectX without admin? This is a Windows 2k system. I'm looking specifically to workarounds and/or a "cracked" version of DirectX. I'm not sure if such a thing would be illegal - after all, DirectX is a free program and its not like installing it would be a hostile action.

Also: I can't simply ask the network admin to install it for me, because he is almost never at the school. He only comes if problems arrive.

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You just answered your own question ;)

(btw if you didnt get it, cause a problem so the network admin comes in)

have you tried running the games in openGL?

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You just answered your own question ;)

(btw if you didnt get it, cause a problem so the network admin comes in)

have you tried running the games in openGL?

Good suggestion. :whistle:

I have tried some games in OpenGL, however, many of them are DirectX only.

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When i was at college we had a program to remove the admin password but i guess i would get banned for even talking about that hear ;)

I think thats the only way you will be able to install it, or just play some games that dont need direct x and admin rights :)

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i)Download "dxwebsetup.exe" (without quotes)

ii)Dowonload uniextractor from- http://legroom.net/s...tract161_noinst

iii)Extract uniextractor(u need winrar to extract)

iv)after extraction open universal extractor in the extracted folder.

v)locate the "dxwebsetup.exe" (without quotes)

vi)choose the location to be extracted.

vii)after extraction open the extracted folder.

viii)copy "dsetup32.dll" and "dsetup.dll" (without quotes)

ix)open windows (generally in local disk:c) folder.

x)open system32

xi)create a folder "directxweb" (without quotes)

xii)paste these 2 files.

Thats it.

Enjoy............

:)

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