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 Why does Direct X always want to be installed? 
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If the installation of the game prompts you to install DirectX 9.0c and it's already installed on your system, choosing to cancel will stop the installation. Continuing with the installation of DirectX 9.0c will proceed with the installation, but after a reboot, you will be prompted to install again. In some cases, the installation will stop and ask you to install DirectX before installing the game.

To get around this cycle, follow these steps if you are using Windows XP:
1. With CD 1 in the disk drive, open My Computer.
2. Right-click your CD drive and choose Explore.
3. Right-click Autorun.exe and choose Properties.
4. Select the Compatibility tab.
5. Click once in the box next to Run this program in compatibility mode for:
6. Select Windows 2000 from the drop down menu.
7. Apply changes.

Once you have set Autorun.exe to run in Windows 2000 mode, double-click Autorun.exe and the installation will start. Follow the instructions given and the game will install properly.

This issue generally affects EA games. Note that even the copy of DirectX on the DVD [or CD] doesn't help.


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Good input there. I made it a sticky!

Regards,
Neil


Sat Apr 07, 2007 12:53 pm
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I just wanted to point out that you should not assume you have the latest DirectX 9.0c just because you have DirectX 9.0c. It is updated every 2 months. The latest update is June 2007. If you don't know what your doing, it's usually wise to just let the DirectX install run. It will only install if it is newer so you generally don't have to worry about it screwing anything up.

Of course, if you have the June 2007 update then there is no need to let it run. Or if you have the April 2007 update but the game was released in 2006 for example there would also be no need to let it run. But if you don't know what you have, I would reommend you just let it run.


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Continuing with the installation of DirectX 9.0c will proceed with the installation, but after a reboot, you will be prompted to install again. In some cases, the installation will stop and ask you to install DirectX before installing the game.


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somebody should remove this sticky


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b4thman wrote:
somebody should remove this sticky


With this method you can remove messages that you do not want to see.
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