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Anonymous
September 2, 2004 6:09:02 AM

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I purchased a brand new computer from Dell about a year ago, and Windows XP
Professional already pre-installed in it. However, recently I found it
necessary to delete everything from my hard drive and to re-install Windows
XP all over again. I did not register Windows XP Professional the second
time, and decided to wait. But apparently the computer registered it for me
already. Anyway, I have not had any trouble with the computer at all, with
the only exception of the word "Professional" missing when I booted it up.
The computer screen now says "Windows XP" only. Did I do anything wrong? Is
there any way I can remedy this minor problem?
Anonymous
September 2, 2004 2:53:25 PM

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Hi

Have you installed SP2? If so, that is normal - nothing to worry about.

--

Will Denny
MVP - Windows Shell/User
Please reply to the News Groups


"SIRHENRYTHEGREAT@YAHOO.COM"
<SIRHENRYTHEGREAT@YAHOO.COM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7EEA62CA-FD68-4C78-88C9-211892636FD3@microsoft.com...
>I purchased a brand new computer from Dell about a year ago, and Windows XP
> Professional already pre-installed in it. However, recently I found it
> necessary to delete everything from my hard drive and to re-install
> Windows
> XP all over again. I did not register Windows XP Professional the second
> time, and decided to wait. But apparently the computer registered it for
> me
> already. Anyway, I have not had any trouble with the computer at all,
> with
> the only exception of the word "Professional" missing when I booted it up.
> The computer screen now says "Windows XP" only. Did I do anything wrong?
> Is
> there any way I can remedy this minor problem?
Anonymous
September 2, 2004 3:53:09 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

Yes, I installed SP2. Also, this morning I found a message that says "No
Direct 3D Found" floating in the computer screen. I had recently installed a
3D screen saver. What do you think it mean? What can I do? Is this a major
problem???

"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Have you installed SP2? If so, that is normal - nothing to worry about.
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "SIRHENRYTHEGREAT@YAHOO.COM"
> <SIRHENRYTHEGREAT@YAHOO.COM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:7EEA62CA-FD68-4C78-88C9-211892636FD3@microsoft.com...
> >I purchased a brand new computer from Dell about a year ago, and Windows XP
> > Professional already pre-installed in it. However, recently I found it
> > necessary to delete everything from my hard drive and to re-install
> > Windows
> > XP all over again. I did not register Windows XP Professional the second
> > time, and decided to wait. But apparently the computer registered it for
> > me
> > already. Anyway, I have not had any trouble with the computer at all,
> > with
> > the only exception of the word "Professional" missing when I booted it up.
> > The computer screen now says "Windows XP" only. Did I do anything wrong?
> > Is
> > there any way I can remedy this minor problem?
>
>
>
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September 2, 2004 7:22:38 PM

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Go to Start/Run and enter dxdiag then click OK. Page 2 - check your
directx files are ok, page 3 - there's an entry for Direct 3D...enable it.

--
Peter.
Toronto, Canada.
Windows XP Home SP2.
Pentium4 Dual HT @ 3.0ghz, 160gb HD, 1gb DDR.
"SIRHENRYTHEGREAT@YAHOO.COM"
<SIRHENRYTHEGREATYAHOOCOM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:C20EC045-4713-488D-A70D-B37AB5EE5DE9@microsoft.com...
> Yes, I installed SP2. Also, this morning I found a message that says "No
> Direct 3D Found" floating in the computer screen. I had recently
> installed a
> 3D screen saver. What do you think it mean? What can I do? Is this a
> major
> problem???
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> Have you installed SP2? If so, that is normal - nothing to worry about.
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MVP - Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "SIRHENRYTHEGREAT@YAHOO.COM"
>> <SIRHENRYTHEGREAT@YAHOO.COM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:7EEA62CA-FD68-4C78-88C9-211892636FD3@microsoft.com...
>> >I purchased a brand new computer from Dell about a year ago, and Windows
>> >XP
>> > Professional already pre-installed in it. However, recently I found it
>> > necessary to delete everything from my hard drive and to re-install
>> > Windows
>> > XP all over again. I did not register Windows XP Professional the
>> > second
>> > time, and decided to wait. But apparently the computer registered it
>> > for
>> > me
>> > already. Anyway, I have not had any trouble with the computer at all,
>> > with
>> > the only exception of the word "Professional" missing when I booted it
>> > up.
>> > The computer screen now says "Windows XP" only. Did I do anything
>> > wrong?
>> > Is
>> > there any way I can remedy this minor problem?
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
September 2, 2004 10:19:03 PM

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Hello Peter,
Thanks for the response. I did exactly as you instructed, however I was not
able to find a file titled "Direct 3D" I did find a bunch of dll files, such
as "d3d8.dll", "d3d8thk.dll", "d3d9.dll", "d3dm.dll", "d3dm700.dll",
"d3dramp.dll" "d3drm.dll", d3dxof.dll", and "d3dmesh.dll". Which one of
these shuold I enable, and how do it enable it???
Regards,
Henry

"Peter" wrote:

> Go to Start/Run and enter dxdiag then click OK. Page 2 - check your
> directx files are ok, page 3 - there's an entry for Direct 3D...enable it.
>
> --
> Peter.
> Toronto, Canada.
> Windows XP Home SP2.
> Pentium4 Dual HT @ 3.0ghz, 160gb HD, 1gb DDR.
> "SIRHENRYTHEGREAT@YAHOO.COM"
> <SIRHENRYTHEGREATYAHOOCOM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:C20EC045-4713-488D-A70D-B37AB5EE5DE9@microsoft.com...
> > Yes, I installed SP2. Also, this morning I found a message that says "No
> > Direct 3D Found" floating in the computer screen. I had recently
> > installed a
> > 3D screen saver. What do you think it mean? What can I do? Is this a
> > major
> > problem???
> >
> > "Will Denny" wrote:
> >
> >> Hi
> >>
> >> Have you installed SP2? If so, that is normal - nothing to worry about.
> >>
> >> --
> >>
> >> Will Denny
> >> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> >> Please reply to the News Groups
> >>
> >>
> >> "SIRHENRYTHEGREAT@YAHOO.COM"
> >> <SIRHENRYTHEGREAT@YAHOO.COM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:7EEA62CA-FD68-4C78-88C9-211892636FD3@microsoft.com...
> >> >I purchased a brand new computer from Dell about a year ago, and Windows
> >> >XP
> >> > Professional already pre-installed in it. However, recently I found it
> >> > necessary to delete everything from my hard drive and to re-install
> >> > Windows
> >> > XP all over again. I did not register Windows XP Professional the
> >> > second
> >> > time, and decided to wait. But apparently the computer registered it
> >> > for
> >> > me
> >> > already. Anyway, I have not had any trouble with the computer at all,
> >> > with
> >> > the only exception of the word "Professional" missing when I booted it
> >> > up.
> >> > The computer screen now says "Windows XP" only. Did I do anything
> >> > wrong?
> >> > Is
> >> > there any way I can remedy this minor problem?
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
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