Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Download DirectX and also avoid the Windows validation

Good morning, last night one of my sons friends came over because they were having problems downloading DirectX ver 9. They kept having problems with the Windows validation. To download DirectX and also avoid the Windows validation you can go here.

For those of you that don't know what DirectX is DirectX is a set of APIs ( Application Program Interface ) developed by Microsoft to allow all programs to write instructions for hardware without knowing exactly what hardware is within the computer. Games which include DirectX will have the capability of utilizing multimedia and graphics accelerator features more efficiently. The latest version of DirectX from Microsoft can be found here.

To find out what version of DirectX you are running if you have Windows ME, 2000, or XP can click Start / Run and type "dxdiag" and press enter to get full information about your system, DirectX, and other related helpful information.

A lot of issues that DirectX may cause, such as error messages, lockups, and or crashes, can be resolved by completely shutting down the computer, waiting a couple seconds, and turning the computer back on.

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