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Calling all gurus - DirectX question please

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Hi allI plan to re-install DX8.1 to try and cure lockup problems with the PSS Airbus (as recommended on the PSS Forum.)I run WinXP, and can't find a version of DX8.1 for this OS (MS says it's already installed.)Will I be OK downloading and installing the Win2000 version?Thanks a lot.

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>Hi all >>I plan to re-install DX8.1 to try and cure lockup problems >with the PSS Airbus (as recommended on the PSS Forum.) >>I run WinXP, and can't find a version of DX8.1 for this OS >(MS says it's already installed.) >>Will I be OK downloading and installing the Win2000 version? >>Thanks a lot. I Damion,XP ships with DX8.1Please tell us about your lock up problems , what is your system including MB and its drivers, vdieo card and drivers as well as what type of settings you use.Paul

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WinXP comes with DirectX8.1 so NO don't install another version. Go to Start, programs, accessories, system tools, tools, directX diagnostics and read the version you have on your computer.

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Damian,The answer to your question is yes.First off let me thank you for posting this message. It rememinded me of days past when a common thread on this forum was that any time you upgraded drivers or installed a new vid card to reinstall DirectX. I haven't seen this posted in some time and the old brain forgot all about it. I just upgraded from a GF2 Pro to a GF4 ti4400 and FS has been crashing back to the desktop (very flustrating). I have tried everything, but nothing helped.After reading your message I reinstalled DirectX 8.1, the Win2000 version your question was about and all is FIXED!!!!The file is available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/search.asp?Woooooop eeeeeeee!!Kps: Love the new card, much improvment

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Damian,If your DirectX8.1 WinXP is corrupt, try repairing WinXP with your WinXP CD.

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reinstalling dx is a good thing to do every once in a while anyway - I try to do it once a month minimum. All from me Georgethetee

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