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FSX and DirectX 11


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#1 greeneg

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Posted 11 November 2009 - 05:08 PM

Finally got Win7 installed, re-installed FSX today. FSX will not start because of DirectX 11. Can someone please point me to a work around or a solution?Thanks in advance.
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 08:43 AM

What is the error you are seeing exactly?FSX is a DX9 program (by default), and should not be affected whatsoever by the fact that W7 has DX11 support. For the vast majority of users, FSX & W7 "just worked" right out of the box. Do provide more details on the error, your system specs, and any other pertinent information and perhaps we can lend more of a hand!-Greg
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#3 greeneg

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:30 PM

The error reads:" Microsoft Flight Simulator cannot run because the version of DirectX ® installed on your computer is incompatible. Please re-install DirectX9.0 by running Flight Simulator Set-up or download the current version from www.microsoft.com/directX."System: MSI 7350 w/ Intel Quad 4 6600@2.4 g. nVidia 9600 512 RAM. Windows 7 Professional 32 ( couldn't install 64) Lots of storage. I guess my question is what happens if I try to install another version of DirectX as opposed to the version that came with Windows 7 ( DirectX 11)? Or, if anyone else has run into this error and how to deal with it.Thanks.
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#4 Sharrow

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 01:42 PM

Just go ahead and do as it suggests and download the latest version of DirectX from Microsoft. There are no seperate DirectX installers - DX9, 10 and now 11 are all in the one installer.
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Posted 12 November 2009 - 02:12 PM

Thank you, I actually did do that, and it did solve the problem. What apparently happens is that Windows 7 will switch to whatever version is required by a particular program and then switch back to DirectX11. The error message and failure to load threw me as I had seen nothing to this effect.Ed Green
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#6 Sharrow

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Posted 12 November 2009 - 02:49 PM

Good to see that you got it sorted! Won't be the last curveball W7 throws us no doubt...
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Posted 10 July 2011 - 04:08 AM

For me also the same problem. My fsx does not work . Microsoft Flight Simulator cannot run because the version of DirectX ® installed on your computer is incompatible. Please re-install DirectX9.0 by running Flight Simulator Set-up or download the current version from www.microsoft.com/directX.I dont know which directx to download. I downloaded directx 9 but still its not working on my xp computer.
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#8 idahosurge

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Posted 10 July 2011 - 08:24 AM

Try this DirectX 9 linkhttp://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=35I got it from this link. You might want to read throught the whole Win7 tweaking thread.http://www.simforums.com/forums/topic34141_post198187.html#198187
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