GRRRR DirectX9 - Removal

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by lieb39, Mar 7, 2003.

  1. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    I installed DirectX9 on my laptop (Windows 2000 Professional) thinking it would do no harm. BIG MISTAKE! Forget about games like NFS: Porsche Unleashed. I get some directX error message saying I have directX 0 installed and I need to upgrade. (Don't ask)

    Anyways, whats the best way to get rid of DirectX9 while keeping my current files and stuff. I do not want to do a clean install cause it takes about 4 hours to get the sound working (its a sh!tty laptop)

    Thanks.
     
  2. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Do a system restore that existed before your upgrade (if you have a restore point). This shouldn't make too many drastic changes to your system. I'll look around a bit to find out another option if this doesn't work out for ya.
     
  3. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

  4. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    its a windows 2000 machine it don't have system restore :)
     
  5. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Good call, my bad. You know ya get so used to WinXP issues and all... ah nevermind... excuses are like buttholes, everyone's got one and they all stink. Sorry.
     
  6. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    Ummm right.... anyways....

    What to do about my problem? If i just reinstall will it revert back to the old DirectX (8.1 i believe)

    Or can I even just apply the latest service pack again?

    -Dan
     
  7. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    Did you not download the tool I posted above? That's all you need to uninstall it. It's a direct link and everything... can't be any easier than that!
     
  8. lieb39

    lieb39 Apple lover, PC User

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    I used it, it worked. I am back to directx 8.1 (thank god, DO NOT UPDATE UNLESS YOU HAVE TO)

    Thanks,

    Now I wanna see if NFS: Porsche Unleashed will work

    Edit
    Need for Speed: Porsche Unleashed did work. It didn't work because of DirectX 9.0

    -Dan
     
  9. koko

    koko Got Root?

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    how come everyone is so quick to install an app/update that isn't even being used for anything yet.

    wait 'till games start using directx9 before installing it.
     
  10. Krux

    Krux Nissan Powered

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    because it fixes bugs. it may cause other ones in the process but hey thats windows.
     
  11. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    A lot of the time it's just the fun of having all the newest stuff. Not exactly the smartest idea to upgrade immediately, but it can kind of be an addiction. ;)
     
  12. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    So i could run 3DMark2003 and have the EyeCandy my 9700 Pro has =)
     
  13. Majin

    Majin DBZ - Yes its in me!

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    DX9 is evil .... if ya dont have a DX9 compliant card its mostly useless isnt it?
     
  14. muzikool

    muzikool Act your wage. Political User

    I have it installed with an NVidia card that's about 2 years old... no problems yet!