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Is DirectX really installed on Windows 7?

I ask because it sure doesn't feel like it. I have all my games installed on an external hard drive, and whenever I try running any of them on any Windows 7 computer which is supposed to already have ...
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Is it mandatory to install all DirectX versions for different games?

While installing the newest game of the Medal of Honor series, I got a strange DLL error saying that the game couldn't be launched. When I installed DirectX 11, available as an installer, it worked. ...
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DirectX 11 on Windows 8 doesn't detect nVidia GeForce GT540M

I have installed Windows 8 Release Preview, and installed nVidia drivers, but the only graphics card detected by DirectX Diagnostics Tool and DirectX-based games is Intel HD Graphics integrated into ...
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Does VMWare Fusion 5.0.1 support Direct X 10?

I just upgraded VMWare Fusion to 5.0.1 and I'm trying to find out if it supports DirectX 10. If not, will VMWare be bringing out an update soon?
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Windows cannot enter very low-res video mode with modern graphics cards/drivers

NEW! I was trying to post here yesterday, but it kept giving me an error. I have discovered that it actually is not using DirectX at all, but GDI or whatever is the non-DX graphics in Windows (not ...
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Is my HDD crashing? [closed]

I was playing this game named League of Legends today on my laptop. It is an MMOG and before the game started (the online fight between players) my laptop just hung and stopped responding. ...
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Detect / Trace which version of Direct X is used / called?

Microsoft Flight Simulator offers a Direct 10 Preview. How can I trace that the DX10 API is actually called, and no longer (only) the DX9 API. Is there a way (logs / tools) to trace this? I want to ...
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DirectX (probably after update) makes my system freeze

Lately I bought Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Installed it on my Windows 7 SP1 64-bit system. The game came with DirectX 11 patch that was installed (I would say successfully). The problem is ...
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Corrupt display - possibly related to DirectX

I've a Nvidia GT 240 plugged into a Asus M2N68-AMSE2 on XP Pro SP2 driving a 22" LCD display at 1080/32bpp/60Hz. Till Sunday, everything was working fine with no hint of a problem. On Monday morning, ...
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How can I play games requiring DirectX in linux?

I am an avid gamer, I use Windows & Linux, I would like to play games in my Ubuntu machine which requires DirectX. How can I run the game which requires DirectX in Linux?
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“Scan line” tearing effect on my laptop monitor?

I have a Nvidia 130M graphics card, on an Acer Aspire 5739G model laptop. When I play games, any games, every few seconds there is somewhat of a "scan line" tear that's horizontal and runs from the ...
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Degraded game performance after format

So I had sent my PC to a repair shop for a format, and when I have it back I noticed that some of the games I usually play are running slower than usual. For example, pre-format, my PC was able to ...
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Games minimize to task bar

Ever since installing Internet Explorer 9, several my games in Steam either crash (for instance Burnout Paradise) or insist on minimizing to the task bar (for instance GTA IV). In the latter case, ...
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Disable DirectDraw, but still have Direct3D?

I have a Windows XP SP3 machine, with up-to-date patches. It has DirectX 9.0c, version number 4.09.00.0904. Can I disable DirectDraw, but have Direct3D still active? I read the Wikipedia articles ...
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WPF & RenderTierCapability, what could cause a machine to be dropped from Tier 2 to 0?

I'm having an issue on some imaged machines where they will started out on Tier 2 and after some time of use (they are well spec'd kiosk machines, quad-core, Nvidia 550Ti), they drop to Tier 0 and ...
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DirectX is missing

After installing a fresh copy of windows 7 I am not able to run a single game and I am having other problems related to DirectX - all dlls from System32 are missing and I do not know how to fix this. ...
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AudioVideoPlayback.dll is currently in use

When I try to install the June 2010 DirectX SDK, I receive this message: The DirectX component "Microsoft.DirectX.AudioVideoPlayback.dll" is currently in use by other applications. You must close ...
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What Virtualization Servers support Windows Clients with Direct X?

In advance I'd like to state this question is similar to its predecessors here and here but, those questions are old and I would like an up to date answer based on current technology. I want to host ...
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How to check which directx runtime version is installed on my windows machine?

I need to do coding for 3D graphics, I would like to check which version of directx runtime is installed on my Windows machine. How to do that?
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How to limit FPS for a DirectX application (e.g.: game) if it uses a launcher?

There are many games without an FPS cap. Most of them are free2play. The better PC you have, the more tearing you'll get. (Also, your PC may turn into a heater.) What I found as a workaround for ...
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DirectX installation error

Magicka started crashing on startup. While trying to fix this, I decided to update DirectX. When I run dxwebsetup, it identifies missing "DirectX Runtime Optional Components" and attempts to install, ...
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Upscaled windowed mode?

Since games still suck at alt-tabbing out of them, especially when playing in fullscreen, I'd like the idea of playing some of them windowed. The problem is, some of the games need to be played in ...
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Google Earth, Matrox G200eW, and DirectX

So i'm trying to use Google Earth on a server that has a Matrox G200eW video card. Does anyone know if this built-in card supports DirectX? I've tried updating the drivers with no success. It seems ...
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Testing Direct3D 9 vs OpenGL 2 performance

I want to test on Windows 7 if my old ATI Radeon X1650 card can do better at rendering Direct3D 9 or OpenGL 2. Does anyone know any software that can help with determining this, like a benchmark?
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Direct3D availability in DirectX

What exactly gives an XP machine the ability to have Direct3D to be enabled/disabled in DirectX 9c? Is it the video card driver? Motherboard driver? Something related to a Windows/.Net Update? A ...
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Installing DirextX 9 SDK in Windows 7

I'm following the following tutorials here: http://www.euclideanspace.com/software/games/setup/dx9vb/installation/index.htm On this page, I was supposed to download the DirextX 9.0 SDK. It has to ...
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Enabling Direct3D on XP using Older NVidia cards

I'm having a really hard time figuring this one out and could use some advice: I have 5 machines with XP SP3 installed all using the same setup. They all have NVidia 8600 GT video cards, DirectX 9c ...
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Capture a screenshot of a computer game at a resolution higher than the screen resolution

I work for a company that makes software to display 3d visualisations. We often grab still images from this software to use in printed media but clients often request the images be print quality and ...
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Whether the computer is enough for Blender or DX9/DX10 game programming tasks? : ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ND22 [closed]

I wonder if any "ZOTAC Zbox mini PC" will be enough for Blender or DX9/DX10 game programming tasks? Is the new CryEngine 3 Sandbox editor will be enough ION2 Nvidia graphics processor? Whether the ...
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How can I determine the highest GPU-supported DirectX version?

On Windows 7 / Vista how can I determine what DirectX version is really supported by the GPU?
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How many vertices per second can the average graphics card push? [closed]

How many vertices can your run of the mill $100 gfx card push these days?
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Test DirectX 10 rendering

I bought a laptop and I was told that installed GPU has problems with DirectX 10 games. I don't have any DirectX 10 games, but I want to check this issue. Is there some tech demo or free game or ...
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freecell directx error

This is a weird error that has happened to me. Sometimes freecell closes with a directx error. Occurs at random times. Can anyone think of why this would occur? For the life of me, I don't know why ...
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DirectX SDK Setup is freezing

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. ...
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dsound.dll crashing my Skype / Windows messenger

For the last few weeks, I have not been able to start Skype or Windows Messenger ndue to some issue with dsound.dll. The error shown (same for both apps) is as follows: Problem signature: Problem ...
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Force DirectX 9 system-wide (NVidia-Windows7)

The question is simple and guess it's popular amongst gamers. My card supports DX11 but it's really slow when a game tries to use DX11 stuff. Now.. I have 4+gigs of ram and a modern CPU. (GPU: ...
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How can I find the exact version of DirectX installed?

I've installed the directx_Jun2010_redist.exe from Microsoft. On the download page it states it's version is Version:9.29.1962. However when I check with dxdiag, it writes that "DirectX-version: ...
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how is nvidia 3d vision achieved exactly

in my company we have been using stereoscopic shutter glasses for years together with fast crt screens able to handle vertical refresh rates > 120Hz. Lately it is getting extremely hard to find such ...
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3D in Windows 7 on Thinkpad R51

I installed Windows 7 on my laptop, and now the 3D doesn't work. According to dxdiag DirectX 11 is installed, but when I open up World of Warcraft, this error comes up. World of Warcraft World of ...
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Fix problems with DirectX 9 on Windows XP

i tottaly mess up the directX 9 on my system. Trying and trying think i reinstall it but in a very bad way (dxdiag now dont know what version is and directdraw direct3d and aceleration AGP dont work ...
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DirectMusic problems on Windows XP?

I'm trying to get some DirectX information from the DirectX Diagnostic Tool (dxdiag) and am having a major issue with it. The first time I loaded it, it never loaded and silently crashed. The second ...
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How can I uninstall or force a reinstall of DirectX in Windows 7?

My DirectX installation has become corrupt and apparently the installer doesn't reinstall because it thinks everything is fine. How can I uninstall DirectX or force a reinstall? Thanks.
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Make Dell Latitude D830 video card work with Directx 9.0

I recently updated to Windows 7 64-bit from XP on my Dell Latitude D830. Now I am not able to watch dvd's because it says the video card does not support DirectX 9.0. Is there an easy way to fix this ...
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How can I run Just Cause 2 on Windows XP? [closed]

I have Just Cause 2 installed on Windows XP. I also install DirectX10 on it. So the only thing I need is a new EXE that don't ask for Windows XP. Do you know were can I find one?
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Graphic Setup tune-up checklist

I was trying to play the game Warzone 2100 and the games runs fine, with nice speed, but the screen stays with a horizontal lines "flickering"... My PC have a integrated GeForce Go 6100 vga. Ok, not ...
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How can I get 32-bit Direct3D working on my 64-bit Windows 7 system?

I recently upgraded a Dell Inspiron 6400 to Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit. I have a 32-bit 3D application that refuses to run, giving an error of "Failed to initialise [sic] Direct3D device". The dxdiag ...
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How do I know if DirectX is using hardware acceleration or software rendering?

Is there any DirectX diagnostcs tool which will allow me to understand if Graphics acceleration from my GPU is actually working or software rendering is kicking-in instead? I ask this because If I go ...
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Expression Studio Install Breaks Machine

I've now tried installing Expression Studio 3 three times (downloaded via the WebSiteSpark) program. The first two I tried a mounted ISO, and for the third, I wrote the image to CD. With all three, ...
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Firefox Flash plugin : compatibility mode

Since upgrading to Windows 7 (on a 5 year-old laptop), I've had issues with crashes and freezes. I have noticed two things that suggest the problem: First, the computer is much more likely to freeze ...
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DirectX 11 compatible videocards [closed]

My current Geforce 8800 is starting to show some weird behavior at times and I'm tempted to buy a new card. But what's the roadmap of ATI and NVidia? When are they planning to launch new videocards ...