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Games from EA GAMES won't install (directx problem)

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July 30, 2007 5:32:12 AM

when i install demo Harry Potter/Sims2, i got error message that i must install directx 9,
im using XP pro SP2 with directx 9.0c June 2007

any clues? this is happen only in EA Games in my XP Pro.

thanks
July 31, 2007 1:58:44 PM

easy fix, just right click on the install.exe/setup.exe and go to the compatibility tab and click run this program in windows 2000 mode.
July 31, 2007 9:07:06 PM

some games require you to install directx along with the game, but nothing will get updated unless it needs to, so you just agree and it should install fine.
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June 5, 2009 1:26:10 AM

where can you find that?
June 5, 2009 12:05:28 PM

Always run the DX installer that comes with the game, as M$ continues to expand the DX 9.0c libraires.

Try the M$ Direct X updater (google); it should get your DX up to date.
June 5, 2009 2:05:34 PM

you can also try dxdiag in the run window to get some info on what you are running..
June 5, 2009 4:20:54 PM

DXDIAG won't list which DX9 .dll's are installed, and theres a ton of them. The easiest way is to run the updater.
August 14, 2013 1:35:19 PM

spaz698 said:
easy fix, just right click on the install.exe/setup.exe and go to the compatibility tab and click run this program in windows 2000 mode.

Shut up and take my money!!!!!!!!!
August 15, 2013 6:15:17 PM

Note your video card has to be directx9 compatible as well. having the exact error can help. Some files are not installed by directx.
August 15, 2013 6:31:37 PM

Its not that hard.
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