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  1. #1
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    Installing older version of DirectX....

    Hi,

    Is there any way of installing an older version of DX in Win98 without needing to re-format and reinstall the OS?...I tried DX8 and got crappy performance so I need to go back to DX7a. I already have my rig set up at its most optimum performance and don't want to start all over again...

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    Anybody?? C'mon guys, need some help here.

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    Glussier once described how to remove DirectX:
    Open REGEDIT
    Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft
    totally delete the following keys:

    Direct3D
    DirectDraw
    DirectInput
    DirectMusic
    DirectPlay
    DirectX
    DirectX Diagnostic Tool (not necessarily installed)

    Close REGEDIT
    Go in the directory Program Files and delete the directory Directx

    It is still not over yet:

    There is still some directx traces in the directory C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM

    Delete the following files:

    ddr*.*
    ddhelp.exe
    dpwsock.dll
    dpserial.dll
    dsound*.*
    dplay.dll
    dinput*.*
    d3d*.*
    dplayx.dll
    dpmodemx.dll
    dpwsockx.dll
    directx.cpl (May not be installed on your system)
    vjoyd.vxd
    joy.cpl
    dplaysvr.exe
    dmusic16.dll
    dmusic32.dll
    dmusic.dll
    dmstyle.dll
    dmsynth.dll

    (For win98 and win98SE) also delete the following files:

    Go to the directory C:WINDOWS\SYSBCKP:

    ddhelp.exe
    ddraw*.*
    dsound*.*
    dinput*.*
    d3d*.*
    dplayx.dll
    dpmodemx.dll
    dpwsockx.dll


    Now restart your computer and install the directx version wanted
    Hope that helps!

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    I am the Spirit that denies!

  4. #4
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    Great!! Thank for the help.

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    Oops..that's thanks. Where did my grammar go all of a sudden??

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