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Can installing older DirectX on Windows 11 mess up the system? [duplicate]

Pretty dumb question overall so I apologise in advance. I want to play an older game on Windows 11 (Max Payne 1, RIP James McCaffrey). Since it's really old I used this mega pack that includes a ton ...
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What user-mode and kernel mode driver does Windows using WDDM drivers load for DirectDraw HAL?

I started using Process Explorer to look at the DLLs referred by the programs. Surprisingly, applications utilising only DirectDraw HAL don't seem to call any graphics related library/driver. It is ...
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Can AMD DxcCache, DxCache, Dx9Cache cache files be shared across users?

On Windows 10, playing games mostly from Steam and Epic, multiple users have large cache files in %AppData%\Local\AMD, eg %AppData%\Local\AMD\DxCache. Across 4 users playing the same games, the DX (...
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Issues running Direct X & Playing Games

Recently built a new computer, and I've never been more frustrated trying to figure out why games won't launch Via steam - there is an issue with Direct X Runtime. Namely, I think I've isolated the ...
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How to integrate Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributables and DirectX into the Windows image by using the Windows ADK?

I'am about to build my own Windows 10 imgage. What I've done so far: I use the following directories: D:\Windows\drivers folder with drivers for my system D:\Windows\extracted folder with the ...
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Lower than expected performance of graphics card

Can anyone explain why my 3dMark Fire Strike Standard Score is so low? Hardware: MSI GF65 Laptop (New) i5-10500 Geforce 3060 laptop Ram: 8 GB DDR4 Nvidea Driver 516.59 (see update below) Software: ...
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Why is DirectX 12 Ultimate Disabled on Windows 11

Why would DirectX 12 Ultimate be Disabled on Windows 11? What specifically is Windows 11 looking for? This is a laptop. The CPU has integrated Intel UHD Graphics - Intel Iris Xe 11th Gen. DxDiag is ...
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Directx version is 11 but DDI version is 9Ex? [closed]

I am using windows 7 as my VirtualBox VM. So today I do a clean install of Windows 7 on my VM. Set up browsers, install extra software, etc... Then I tried to install the Directx End-User Runtime, but ...
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Why wine only gives me a title but not video?

Why wine only gives me a title but not video? I installed unofficial wineskin and tried to run a game, sounds works fine but no video there, only a title bar: after dragging window around, window ...
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How do I fix multiple games that won't start after OS upgrade?

TLDR; the upgrade from Windows 10 to 11 failed so I had to clean install. After the clean install, half of my steam games aren't launching. Reinstalling DirectX gives me an error on 1 dll which I can'...
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"DX11 feature level 10.0 is required" but the computer already has feature level 10_0

While trying to run Valorant on my computer, the engine doesn't run giving a message: But my computer's GPU and Drivers both already support Feature level 10_0: CPU: Intel i3-2330M DirectX version: ...
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How to detect is my PC graphics card has/is DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0

The info of the tag windows-10 says that the last minimum hardware requirement for Windows 10 is Graphics card: DirectX 9 graphics processor with WDDM driver model 1.0 Where can I see whether my PC ...
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How to display nothing on specific monitors

Weird flex but I would like to be able to display purely nothing on Windows 10 on specific screen (with multiple screens configuration). Not just black, but something like as if the screen was shutted ...
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How do I detect which multiple old versions of directx are installed at the same time?

dxdiag says I have directx 12 installed. But some video games I want to play use directx 8 and 9 and the cd rom comes with the directx installer for the old versions. But if it did get installed, how ...
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Legacy Direct3D8 app displays rotated image in Windows 10

I have a problem trying to get an old (17 years) app working on a new machine running Windows 10. The app (it is a simple maze game) uses Direct3D 8 and was designed to run in a portrait aspect of 768 ...
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DX12 Games Crash, DDU in Safe Mode, OS reinstalled, BIOS updated Still no fix

PC Specs: Ryzen 5 5600x 16gb Trident Z Neo @ 3600mhz B550 Aorus Pro AC Wireless (Bios Version 13h) EVGA - SUPER XC ULTRA GAMING NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super 8GB GDDR6 700w EVGA PSU I've been trying ...
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"Even though it supports DirectX 11, the feature level is only 10_0, which can be problematic with many DirectX 11 & DirectX 12 titles"

Can I get an explanation for this? I don't quite understand the deal with this. If it supports DirectX 11, why is the feature level 10_0? What's the difference between feature level and DirectX ...
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Is it possible to run Overwatch with an unsupported graphics card on Linux?

Is it possible to run Overwatch with an unsupported graphics card on a Linux distro? The question here is not if I can run the game on Linux, I'm simply wondering that if I ran the game on Linux will ...
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Does Installing a previous version of DirectX overwrite the latest version of DirectX Installed?

This is regarding about the DirectX that some applications - in particular games use. If I am installing a program and it offers to install a previous version of direct x - say Directx9c, does it ...
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Windows 10 locks when gaming on 4K monitor

I have an Asus ROG Laptop G752VT. Graphic card is NVidia GeForce GTX 970M. It comes with a Display Port, and everything works fine. Recently I bought an LG 4K monitor (3840 x 2160 @60Hz), I ...
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Changing/removing DirectX versions

I have been having some issues and i wanted some help regarding the DirectX issues on my Windows 7. My graphics card supports DirectX 9 and i have DirectX 11 installed due to reinstalling Windows. I ...
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DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG - With new GPU but only on a specific System

So, I got a GTX1080ti from eBay recently as an upgrade for my 1060. I installed it, aswell as the drivers, loaded into Apex Legends and after ~2min the screen froze and I had to quit through the ...
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Is there any way to uninstall DirectX 12 from Windows 10 and install DirectX 11

I have Intel HD 3000 graphics which are not compatible with DirectX 12. I am having issues in some games so I thought maybe I could install DirectX 11 on Windows 10 which is compatible with my GPU. Is ...
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How to set screen refresh rate on Windows 10 DirectX

I use a Lenovo Legion laptop for gaming (Windows 10 home), connected to an external screen with hdmi, Windows is set to duplicate the same image on both screens, the graphic card is the Nvidia 1050TI. ...
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GPU doing what it wants

I play most of the time Fortnite, have a Nvidia GeForce MX130 GPU built into a Asus Vivobook S notebook and sometimes I get 60 stable FPS with render distance and all other settings (excluding shadows)...
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Unable to link to "dinput.lib" even after changing to DirectX 8 API

I'm trying to build the Gens emulator from its source on SourceForge. I've got Visual Studio Enterprise 2019 on my machine. I ran into the error fatal error LNK1181: cannot open input file 'dinput.lib'...
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Reinstall DirectX9 dll in Windows 10?

I'm trying to run League of Legends on a Windows 10 x64 computer. I can launch the main screen, but when I try to start an actual game, it fails with a message stating: System Error The ...
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Can't use D3D11 Device Debug flags on Windows Server 2019

I get this error: D3D11CreateDevice: Flags (0x2) were specified which require the D3D11 SDK Layers for Windows 10, but they are not present on the system. These flags must be removed, or the Windows ...
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DirectX for Skyrim fails to Install

I'm trying to install Skyrim SE on Steam and it says that it's missing a DirectX file. So I run the DirectX installer and get the following error: An internal system error occurred. Please refer to ...
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Directsound no longer works

So I was on Windows 7 and was messing with permissions on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT in the registry. Something happened and it broke sound. I could not get directsound to work again in media applications that ...
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Can windows version affect a software's RAM and CPU usage?

I downloaded a software that uses simple D3D drawings overlayed on my computer screen. I noticed that the software was using an unreasonable amount of my RAM (about 8GB of RAM) and CPU (40% of my CPU)....
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Getting DirectX 7.0 to run on Windows 98 SE inside of a VMware Workstation Player (v14) VM

I'm trying to get DirectX 7.0 to be able to run on the Windows 98 SE that I installed from an OEM install CD-ROM disc. The Windows 98 SE actually came pre-installed with DirectX 6.0, but after ...
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No audio in newer games on Windows 10

I'm on the latest Windows 10 1803 17134.48, running on a ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero Intel Z370 motherboard with Realtek audio. Speakers are plugged into the headphone (green) jack in the back. The ...
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BSOD occuring after wake Windows 7

I have a PC running Windows 7 64bits, and Ive had this weird issue since a while. Basically, I noticed that if I put my PC in standby/sleep mode for a (usually) long time(few hours), and then I turn ...
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How to tell if DirectX 9.0c is installed

This is related to this question >> DirectX 11 is installed but programs say DirectX 9.0c is needed But more so that I don't get "errors" saying I don't have DirectX 9.0c installed, but I can't ...
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Disable display hardware acceleration on windows 10

On Windows 10 the "windows 10" "display adapter troubleshooter" is often unavailable (depending on graphics driver). How do I disable hardware acceleration in such case? Reason is to avoid windows ...
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Remote desktop (remmina) to Altium PCB does not work

In my basic setup, I have two machines: Desktop workstation running Arch Linux with Remmina installed, it works. Laptop workstation running Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit running Altium version 16.0 I am ...
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Enable "Graphics Tools for Windows 10" feature offline?

I am trying to build a Visual Studio 2015 project requiring Graphics Tools for Windows 10 as enabled feature. I've read that this could be installed (=enabled) using Windows 10 UI named "optional ...
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Halo CE Windows 10 dx fatal error

This is the error I get when I try to open Halo CE. So far I've tried installing directx web installer but I already have the latest dx so it was useless. Not sure what else to do. Can I get some help ...
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Can I update Direct3D?

When I try to open NBA2K17 game, there is a window with some information: "Graphics card with DirectX 10.0 feature set or lower detected. This application requires Direct3D 11 installed, running a ...
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No Render tab in Dxdiag.exe

I have a Lenovo Z500J laptop with Geforce GT740M as GPU ,the latest Nvidia driver is installed , but when I run the Dxdiag , I do not see the Render tab , there is no render tab. I have seen this ...
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DirectX 9 refuses to install

I'm trying to install DirectX 9 on a Win7 x64 VM (due to a long story I won't get into) but the installer goes from the EULA directly to the Installation Complete portion, but does not say it found a ...
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Renaming program, or its working directory, changes behavior?

This is definitely the strangest bug I've been banging my head against in a good long while... I have an extremely simple .exe on Windows 10 that I compiled myself using MSVC and the Allegro library (...
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DirectX wont run games

My DxDiag says that I have DirectX 12 but games like battleborn always say I need 11 to be able to play. I'm new to this and have no Idea what to do.` ` System Information Time of this ...
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Running old Directx7 game

I have an old pc game that requires DirectX 7 and Windows 98/2000. When I try running it on Windows 7, it doesn't work. Where can I find the DirectX 7 installation and will it allow me to install it ...
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Spoof dxdiag results

I'm trying to play Overwatch on an AWS EC2 instance. The GPU used in the g2 unit is not compatible with the game (NVIDIA GRID K520). Although I think the game should run fine. Looking at this forum: ...
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How to Disable Direct Write in Windows 10?

I find ClearType, Direct Write, etc. font rendering systems not very aesthetically pleasing. So I download a free software called MacType on my Windows 10. The problem is that it does not render ...
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DirectShow error causing non function WebCam

Recently, I found out none of my application can detect my webcam anymore (which works without any issue before). I have tried to reinstall the webcam driver and my device manager can see my webcam ...
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Installed w10, got only directx 9Ex

I installed w10, dxdiag is showing that it has directx 9Ex What happened to dx 12, 11.1 11.0 or even 10? how can it bundle such an older dx version? If higher dx versions are there in the ...
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DirectX 10 apps run with integrated GPU, but not with Nvidia GPU

I've just performed a fresh install of Windows 7 x64 on my Toshiba Satellite Laptop but it seems that I'm unable to run some DX10 apps using the Nvidia 740M GPU, but they run with the integrated Intel ...
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