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On my windows XP machine when I try to install the DirectX SDK the setup freezes on the first screen.

When I click on the "next" button the system does some processing and stays on the same window. Clicking again on the next button does nothing.

The directX SDK log only contains a single entry for each try: 12/01/09 09:49:03: DXSDKSetup: CLR version number = 2.0.50727

any ideas?

Thank you!

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Which version of DirectX are you installing? Know that DirectX 10 and onwards do not work in windows XP –  A Dwarf Oct 28 '09 at 13:15
    
Is not directx, it is the SDK. Anyway it is the latest version August 2009, that includes also 9, 10 and 11 preview SDKs. –  bcsanches Oct 30 '09 at 14:01

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Try turning off System Restore. I just had the same problem yesterday and turning it off fixed it right away. (Although this was with Windows 7.)

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Tried that, but it did not worked, thanks! –  bcsanches Oct 30 '09 at 14:00
    
Worked for me! Had the same problem with DX SDK June 2010 on Windows 7 –  shinjin Sep 27 '11 at 19:45

Is there anything insightful in the install log?

%WINDIR%\Logs\DirectX_SDK.log

Specifically look for any error message or error codes that might help debug the problem. Consider editing your original question with any new information.

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I updated with the info, thank you! –  bcsanches Dec 1 '09 at 11:58

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