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#1 jim4413

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 04:52 AM

I recently had to reset my PC to factory setting and am now trying to reinstall programes. Some of these programs require DirectX so I tried to download it from Microsoft. However it will not install and I get the message: 'The software you are installing has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP. This software will not be installed. Contact your system administrator'. The PC originally came with Windows XP and I presume that it is still valid on the reset.

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 08:48 AM

"This is a common problem. You can try the workaround below.

1) Make sure your cryptography services are enabled. To do this, go to my
computer | manage | services and applications | services. Then go to
cryptography services properties and make sure the service is started and
startup type is set to automatic.
2) If you are running Windows on a FAT32 drive, run scandisk.
3) Try the resolution steps in
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;EN-US;326815
4) Try the resolution steps in
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;813442
5) Remove temporary files in %temp% and (if installing end-user runtime)
%windir%\system32\directx\websetup

taken from; microsoft.public.directx.misc newsgroup

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#3 DaChew

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Posted 02 December 2007 - 09:21 AM

Nowdays windows xp requires service pack 2 for everything

Direct X 9.0c
DirectX 9.0c is a bug-fix update to DirectX 9.0, which added a number of hardware-accelerated 3D features to Microsoft's venerable multimedia programming interface. Aimed at game makers and multimedia software authors, DirectX debuted in the Windows 95 time frame after Microsoft's first attempt at a multimedia software library, WinG, failed miserably. DirectX, however, has been a smashing success, as shown by the enormous volume of Windows-compatible games. The original version of Windows XP shipped with DirectX 8.1.


http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/windowsxp_sp2.asp
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#4 jim4413

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 05:02 PM

Nowdays windows xp requires service pack 2 for everything

Direct X 9.0c
DirectX 9.0c is a bug-fix update to DirectX 9.0, which added a number of hardware-accelerated 3D features to Microsoft's venerable multimedia programming interface. Aimed at game makers and multimedia software authors, DirectX debuted in the Windows 95 time frame after Microsoft's first attempt at a multimedia software library, WinG, failed miserably. DirectX, however, has been a smashing success, as shown by the enormous volume of Windows-compatible games. The original version of Windows XP shipped with DirectX 8.1.


http://www.winsupersite.com/reviews/windowsxp_sp2.asp


While trying to download and install XP SP2, I get the message:

Extracting Files
Extraction Failed
Data Error (cyclic redundancy check)

Any way a novice can get round this?

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 05:15 PM

When you said you reset your computer to factory settings, exactly how did you go about doing that?
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#6 jim4413

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 05:33 PM

When you said you reset your computer to factory settings, exactly how did you go about doing that?
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A friend used a disk which came with the computer - System Driver/Software Library and Factory Reset.

#7 DaChew

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 06:19 PM

do you have issues with your internet?

there's a large administrative(270MB) install for sp2 that can be saved?

and applied from safe mode???????????????????
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 06:38 PM

do you have issues with your internet?

there's a large administrative(270MB) install for sp2 that can be saved?

and applied from safe mode???????????????????



Not sure what you mean by "issues with my internet." If this is a possible way to get SP2, I'm interested.

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Posted 04 December 2007 - 06:41 PM

what I was asking? do you think it was your internet acting up or your computer?

wireless is terrible! I know I use it.

http://support.microsoft.com/gp/windowsxpsp2it

this should get you going, good luck and let us know how it worked
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 06:47 PM

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en

sorry I keep losing the link
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 09:11 PM

try this--

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/xna/aa937788.aspx

trust me...

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#12 jim4413

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 11:24 AM

try this--

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/xna/aa937788.aspx

trust me...


Take a bow that man....................SP2 and DirectX now successfully installed. Thanks. :thumbsup:

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 07:59 PM

Glad you got it.
The Microsoft download automatically installs to the correct location.

If you download it from somewhere else you usually don't have a clue where to put it...
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

try this--

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/xna/aa937788.aspx

trust me...


Take a bow that man....................SP2 and DirectX now successfully installed. Thanks. :thumbsup:


Learn to take screenshots & add them to your posts. :thumbup2:

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43088/how-to-capture-and-edit-a-screen-shot/#entry4532851

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Posted 05 December 2007 - 08:24 PM

Nicely done, sir :thumbsup:.

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