Removing DirectX 9.0a

  goll_y 09:04 06 Jun 03

How do I remove directx 9.0a? I need to revert to using an earlier one eg. 8.0 because I've been having problems with it?

I've got Windows 2000 Professional. Please help

  Stuartli 09:16 06 Jun 03

All the information you require, including the fact that you cannot uninstall DirectX, is detailed by Microsoft on its DirectX webpages:

click here

  The Spires 09:20 06 Jun 03

It is my understanding that you cannot remove it once installed, if you installed it from Microsoft you recieved a warning to that effect before you installed. It's never a gooid idea to update DirectX unless you really need to. If you have System Restore & a point before you did the upgrade you could go back using it.

  MichelleC 11:22 06 Jun 03

There r utilities to uninstall v9. It's always a good idea to get the latest v's (that's if you trust the software makers - and we do, don't we?). I upgraded for dv editing and no probs on W2k on 2 pc's.

Bring up dxdiag.exe. and disable, reboot and re-able and this may clear probs.

  soy 11:22 06 Jun 03

Yep, You can't unistall DirectX unless you have made restore points before you installed it. There would have been a warning telling you about this in the installation procedure.

  hugh-265156 12:13 06 Jun 03

if you got 9.0a a while back its possable that its the beta version.this has caused problems for some.

go to start/run and type dxdiag ok.then click the direct x files tab and if most are listed as beta then get the final version from click here

install this as you would any other program

  hugh-265156 12:26 06 Jun 03

you seem to be having some difficulty.i noticed you have a few threads going on.might be best just to keep it all in the one place.easier to keep track then.

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