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I need a little help with figuring out how to uninstall DX9, as it seems to be a problem at the moment and I want to re-install. When I try to install via an installer, it simply tells me I already have it installed, then prompts me to "finish", not allowing me any other options. So how do I manually uninstall, so I can re-install? Thanks in advance!
    
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Just reinstall over it. Download it and install.

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Just reinstall over it. Download it and install.

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It won't let you.

What you'll need to do is get a program like DirectX eradicator and let it manually remove all your DirectX files. Its risky, but often it your only option. DirectX is meant to build upon itself, not be removed.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securit...adicator.shtml
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It won't let you.

What you'll need to do is get a program like DirectX eradicator and let it manually remove all your DirectX files. Its risky, but often it your only option. DirectX is meant to build upon itself, not be removed.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securit...adicator.shtml
Thats good to know, didn't know that you could delete DirectX. Thought it was just overwrite-able or could be done by an update. If I could Rep you I would
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Ummm

I overwrote my DX file
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It is physically impossible to remove DirectX simply due to the fact that it is integrated into the very API of the operateing system.
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It won't let you.

What you'll need to do is get a program like DirectX eradicator and let it manually remove all your DirectX files. Its risky, but often it your only option. DirectX is meant to build upon itself, not be removed.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Securit...adicator.shtml
So since this is a risky uninstall and such, are there any precautions in particular I should take, or any recommendations...? I'd like to not have to re-install the OS and all the programs because I made an avoidable error... and your help is very much appreciated!
    
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Reinstalling your OS is the better way to go. I had issues with DX9 and the real solution was a fresh Windows install.
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And before I go ahead with uninstalling DX9, check this thread, as it kind of explains my situation better... including the errors I got that lead me to thinking I need to uninstall. And with those errors in mind, do you come to the same conclusion that I should uninstall DirectX and re-install?

http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/2051...-6200-a-2.html
    
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Reinstalling your OS is the better way to go. I had issues with DX9 and the real solution was a fresh Windows install.
Its far from my first choice, if unavoidable, but I do understand that its potentially the only solution... I'd just like to exhaust my other options if I can get my system running clean another way... I was hoping to have this computer done like a week ago, and this is the only thing holding me back from handing it over to my boss. Waiting another 2-3 days would only lead to more questions and complaints from my boss, simply because she's hearing the same from her son...
    
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