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GRRRR DirectX9 - Removal

lieb39

Apple lover, PC User
#1
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.
 

muzikool

Act your wage.
Political User
#2
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.
 

muzikool

Act your wage.
Political User
#5
Originally posted by Krux
its a windows 2000 machine it don't have system restore :)
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.
 

lieb39

Apple lover, PC User
#6
excuses are like buttholes, everyone's got one and they all stink.
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
 

muzikool

Act your wage.
Political User
#7
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!
 

lieb39

Apple lover, PC User
#8
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
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.
 

muzikool

Act your wage.
Political User
#11
Originally posted by koko
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.
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. ;)
 

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