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bubu

In response to: d3dx9.dll is missing or not found or installed

bubu [Visitor]

140817
Some game launchers will start to abort launching the game claiming missing d3dx9.dll.
Often the game site redirects to the dxwebsetup that downloads ver 6.00.2600.0000
dling this and clicking it to install does NOT fix the missing .dll

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=0A9B6820-BFBB-4799-9908-D418CDEAC197&displaylang=en

In windows 7 i already have D3DX9_43.dll (System32 folder) and D3DX9_43_x64 and _86 (in the Intel\Extreme Tuning Utility\Drivers\DirectX folder).

Now the games are specifically looking for d3dx9_dll.

Most games that require d3dx9_dll will more than likely never run on Windows 8. It is a major backwards compatibility issue. I am sure an Engineer with working knowledge of how direct X drivers render graphics and the calls video games to them could tell you a more detailed explanation.

The new d3dx11_dll drivers simply are not compatible with the old rendering methods of the d3dx9_dll drivers.

 Permalink 08/17/14 @ 07:06
Newrasta

In response to: No games installed in Windows 7 Professional?

Newrasta [Visitor]

thank you for the workable solution. it was helpful

 Permalink 07/30/14 @ 23:54
ty

In response to: What was that bright star next to the Moon?

ty [Visitor]

Tonight we are seeing a 'star' on both west and east side of almost half moon. Venus and Jupiter??

 Permalink 07/06/14 @ 05:03
Starlove software

In response to: Astrology not only wrong, its lunacy of the worst kind

Starlove software [Visitor]

It's obviously not gravity that is the mechanism. Pluto has as much power on earthly lives as do the giant planets, Jupiter and Saturn. Astrology works the same 4th dimensional way as synchronicity does. (Er... what's that, more mumbo jumbo?, exclaims the brilliantly ignorant scientist)

 Permalink 06/04/14 @ 08:56
Marion

In response to: Astrology not only wrong, its lunacy of the worst kind

Marion [Visitor]

Can the sciences/scientists of our day explain ALL (I mean ALL) of the phenomena in the universe with their theories and tools? Can they fully explain (without any margin of error) how gamma ray outbursts occur or how black holes form? Can they? They cant! They still have to research more to get there. Which means, there are still factual things in the universe that science cant fully explain! All you half baked wanna-be-scientists should first learn basic sciences and then learn the LIMITATIONS of those sciences before jumping to criticize something that has evolved outside the realm of so called science. Nothing on the planet (no theory nor species) could have survived over 5000 years, like the way astrology has, if it had absolutely no truth or validity or viability. Astrology works. That's what matters!

 Permalink 04/29/14 @ 12:55
Dan

In response to: New Rods discovered - paranormal ghost and orb rods!

Dan [Visitor]

Hello my name is Dan. I have about a dozen or so vidios and even more still photo`s of light rods that were taken just recently from a family member. The rods come out nearly every day. Now if anyone out there is interested in trying to explain these things to me i am willing to send pictures. They are very clear and not like most you see on line. I am very interested in finding out what these may be and be able to explain this to my family member

 Permalink 03/17/14 @ 19:49
Arturo Carrizales

In response to: Windows Vista and Office 2007 packaging

Arturo Carrizales [Visitor]

anyone knows where i can buy box's like those

 Permalink 03/16/14 @ 17:19
Noah

In response to: Acid rain, the ozone layer, the ultimate proof global warming is wrong

Noah [Visitor]

Okay, first of all, in the 70's, there was global cooling (Where ice from the north pole was going to go further south and freeze us all). In the late 90's there was global warming (The ozone layer was being eaten away by CFC's, greenhouse gasses [CO2, to name one] are trapping in heat and raising the temperature of the earth). Now there is global climate change, (pretty much both of those combined, except for the fact global warming part is in the summer/spring and the global cooling part is in the winter/fall. The federal government makes a couple hundred+ million from fundraisers that are given to the government. Scientific studies also show that the increase in CO2 is helping plant life. Invisible Woman, global warming/global climate change is all the media talks about. I haven't gone a day now without hearing the liberal media blabbing about "save the uninhabited (by humans) north pole!" I live in Michigan, and would LOVE a warmer climate. The democrats just want big government because they'll have a total communist dictatorship over the people.

 Permalink 03/10/14 @ 00:09
andy

In response to: The Sun now bribing people to slag off the government

andy [Visitor]

Who needs to be bribed to slag off the toffee nosed tosspots I will gladly do it for free.Working for less each year is that recovery?

 Permalink 02/04/14 @ 12:10
Crazy Christurd

In response to: The Earth is older than 6000 years

Crazy Christurd [Visitor]

"So why do you creationists call me a liar?"

Because you aren't real and never existed.

Your fossilized remains were left on Earth by SATAN to tempt the unwary and unbelieving into not believing that man was created out of mud and women were created out of mud-man's rib bones.

Satan, I tell you! SATAN!!!

 Permalink 01/29/14 @ 09:34
Gloria

In response to: No games installed in Windows 7 Professional?

Gloria [Visitor]

Thanks my husband can play games again.

 Permalink 01/13/14 @ 19:31
Pat

In response to: Why do stars have a cross shape through them?

Pat [Visitor]

I see "crosses" in stars, especially in winter. I am the person in the car who can read the street signs way ahead of anyone else. There's nothing wrong with my night or "far" vision. So why do I see this with the naked eye?

 Permalink 12/25/13 @ 03:59
Melt

In response to: Why do stars have a cross shape through them?

Melt [Visitor]

I was shocked at the amount of nonsense attributing the universe to a supernatural deity of some kind.If you believed in God it will open a whole new starsystem to you.

 Permalink 11/24/13 @ 11:07
Gern

In response to: The Earth is older than 6000 years

Gern [Visitor]

"within 5730 years half of them would of decayed through" Would of? How about "would have".

 Permalink 11/10/13 @ 23:34
Ellen

In response to: No games installed in Windows 7 Professional?

Ellen [Visitor]

Yes! Thank you!

 Permalink 09/08/13 @ 23:04
shanequa

In response to: Upgrading from Windows Home Server to Windows Server 2012 Essentials

shanequa [Visitor]

what is monoplyn

 Permalink 08/02/13 @ 23:06
lubemGwambe

In response to: Windows Mobile Marketplace on a custom ROM

lubemGwambe [Visitor]

l have tried but my phone markket can't connet

 Permalink 07/21/13 @ 08:56
Gwambe lubem

In response to: Windows Mobile Marketplace on a custom ROM

Gwambe lubem [Visitor]

excellent

 Permalink 07/21/13 @ 08:21
Paul Smith

In response to: Using the original Remote Desktop Client in Windows "8"

paul [Member]

John, this post relates to the very first public release of Windows 8, hence "8". In Windows 8 RTM this behaves normally.

 Permalink 07/13/13 @ 18:38
John

In response to: Using the original Remote Desktop Client in Windows "8"

John [Visitor]

What moron decided to make one of the basic business uses for any any laptop so unnecessarily frustrating ?

I am asking my tech folks to return the laptops we bought on Monday.

If this simple, obviously necessary task is made so complicated, what else have they managed to make mind-numbingly painful ?

 Permalink 07/13/13 @ 14:56
eyad

In response to: Low volume with Audigy 2 ZS on Windows 7

eyad [Visitor]

Audigy 2 ZS on Windows 7

 Permalink 06/22/13 @ 15:14
Gopi

In response to: d3dx9.dll is missing or not found or installed

Gopi [Visitor]

Far cry gaming error..

the error displays when i download and install directx as, "A cabinet file necessary for installation cannot be trusted. Please verify the cryptographic services are enabled and the cabinet file certificate is valied". I even checked the settings from cyptographic settings from control panel that it is enabled and started automatically only..but i cant get out of this problem.please help me out.

 Permalink 06/06/13 @ 05:39
LarryF

In response to: Bing Desktop won't be automatically installed

LarryF [Visitor]

I agree with the naysayers. "Bing" anything shouldn't be in the Windows updates at all. The updates are supposed to deliver updates and add-ons that make the computer more secure and improve functionality. It's not supposed to be another forum for MS to push unneeded foistware on consumers. To that end, it doesn't matter that it's in the "optional" area. It shouldn't be on the list at all.

Plus, Bing Desktop has that aggravating habit of unhiding itself when you check for updates, which makes me feel mildly homicidal every time it happens. When I tell my computer to hide an unwanted update, I expect it to stay hidden.

It's much the same with Windows Live and Security Essentials. Those are much better offerings... but they aren't updates, and shouldn't be in the update lists. MS has been dragged to court before for foisting programs on people. You'd think they'd have gotten the message.

 Permalink 04/30/13 @ 14:38
Paul Smith

In response to: Why do stars have a cross shape through them?

paul [Member]

Because the artifacts are faint, and you'd need a longer exposure to capture them.

 Permalink 04/27/13 @ 12:25
Paul Smith

In response to: Windows 8 - the worst article ever

paul [Member]

Yes it does, I play it here.

 Permalink 04/27/13 @ 12:24
shubham

In response to: No games installed in Windows 7 Professional?

shubham [Visitor]

thankyou .....it works

 Permalink 03/23/13 @ 14:23
boris

In response to: Updated Audigy and X-Fi drivers for Windows 7

boris [Visitor]

links are dead :(

 Permalink 03/16/13 @ 18:49
Kenneth Leeds

In response to: No games installed in Windows 7 Professional?

Kenneth Leeds [Visitor]

Thanks, Paul -
Yours was the ONLY solution that worked!

 Permalink 02/09/13 @ 19:50
Keith Hill

In response to: Subscribing to an RSS feed in Internet Explorer 9

Keith Hill [Visitor]

Thanks! That was just the hint I needed to be able subscribe to feedburner based RSS feeds from IE10.

 Permalink 01/16/13 @ 23:41
Bart Grefte

In response to: Distortion and fuzzy noise problems with Audigy 2 ZS on Windows 7

Bart Grefte [Visitor]

Hmm, it's no longer just distortion.

Just now sound disappeared completely.
Restart of the Windows Audio service fixed it.

 Permalink 12/22/12 @ 08:52
Jason

In response to: Bing Desktop won't be automatically installed

Jason [Visitor]

Bing Desktop got pushed to my system today without my permission. I'm not 100% sure what did it but it was pushed. I'm suspicious that Security Essentials is what pushed it - updates did not because I have them set to download only and not install because I ALWAYS review what is installed before I do it.

 Permalink 12/17/12 @ 17:15
Shawn Adams

In response to: Bing Desktop won't be automatically installed

Shawn Adams [Visitor]

Very true, but I was thinking that maybe you could tell me why "Office Live" is now listed under "Important"?

Last time I checked it didn't add anything anyone really needed, and certainly nothing that should make it show up in the "Important" category if it isn't already installed.

 Permalink 12/13/12 @ 15:32
Willy Roentgen

In response to: Why do stars have a cross shape through them?

Willy Roentgen [Visitor]

So, if the cross effect is cause by the supports within the telescope, why aren't there these artifacts on all the stars in the photographic field?

 Permalink 11/21/12 @ 13:55
Shawn

In response to: Workaround for Audigy 2 ZS recording problems on Windows 7 64-bit

Shawn [Visitor]

Hi, I just want to add another thanks for sharing this info. I am (was) another Audigy 2 ZS/Win7 x64 user that couldn't figure out why my recordings were almost always choppy even after tweaking all sorts of settings in 3 or 4 different audio capture programs. This jury-rig did the trick, so thanks!

 Permalink 11/18/12 @ 21:00
Pallavi

In response to: Astrology not only wrong, its lunacy of the worst kind

Pallavi [Visitor]

I love this article.

i want to see how this astrology(which makes absolutely no sense) helps a person grow in his life.

 Permalink 11/18/12 @ 07:47
Thad

In response to: Windows 8, LE1700, Surface and other tablet thoughts

Thad [Visitor]

Did you reach a decision here? I just purchased an LE1700 motion slate, and am debating the same question. Since I will be purchasing the OS for this (empty/no HDD included) I'm really puzzled if windows 8 is the way to go or not.

 Permalink 11/12/12 @ 04:59
GremlinMo

In response to: Windows 8 - the worst article ever

GremlinMo [Visitor]

civ 4 wont run on win8 :( it's a great Os tho

 Permalink 11/01/12 @ 05:49
Bart Grefte

In response to: Distortion and fuzzy noise problems with Audigy 2 ZS on Windows 7

Bart Grefte [Visitor]

I recently started running into this problem as well, already figured out the restart Windows Audio-service workaround before I ran into this page. Glad I'm not the only one.

It's weird though.

My Audigy 2 ZS Platinum had been catching dust for years (I still don't understand why I stopped using it). Then I put it in my not so old pc with Windows 7 x64 where it worked fine for the first couple of months. Then this problem started occurring.

One moment sound sounds fine, then all of a sudden it's distorted. Restart the Creative Audio service: works fine for about a minute, then it's distorted again.
Restart Windows Audio-service, which also restarts the Creative Audio service, all is well again. Till the next time...

Coincidence or not, I am also using sleep (suspend to RAM) mode and started using it months before the problem started occurring.

Is this related to the problem and is there a permanent fix?

 Permalink 10/24/12 @ 08:27
Duncedog Dillan

In response to: d3dx9.dll is missing or not found or installed

Duncedog Dillan [Visitor]

I got a problemo with Call Of Duty 4 and can't find the file that I need which is d3dx9... NEED HELP!

 Permalink 10/05/12 @ 22:59
Jeff

In response to: Backup much improved in Windows 7

Jeff [Visitor]

It says a lot about Microsoft that the best backup utility they ever wrote was first released in 1997.

Too bad NTBackup can't do VSS in Windows 7, because if it did, tons of people would still be using it.

Windows 7 backup is a complete joke.

It's not even worthy of being a Visual Basic sample program.

 Permalink 09/21/12 @ 01:44
DON KOCIELKO

In response to: What was that bright star next to the Moon?

DON KOCIELKO [Visitor]

I LIVE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND I USED MY IPHONE STARMAP APP. AND COULD SEE VENUS LOWER LEFT OF MOON AND JUST ABOVE THE MOON THERE WAS A BRIGHT LIGHT THAT MY STARMAP HAD NO ANSWER FOR. I VIDEO TAPED IT FOR ABOUT 30-40 MIN. I PUT IT ONTO MY COMPUTER AND USING VLC PLAYER I ZOOMED IN AND PAUSED AND WENT FRAME BY FRAME AND COULD SEE MOONLIGHT SHOWN BEHIND IT. SO IT MUST HAVE BEEN CLOSER THAN THE MOON,OR THE MOONLIGHT WOULD HAVE GONE IN FRONT OF IT. FRAME BY FRAME IT LOOKED LIKE A METALIC BALL WITH BLACK CIRCLE AND OVAL SHAPES. WHICH MAY OR MAYNOT HAVE BEEN LIGHT DISTORTION.I'M NOT SURE WHAT IT WAS BUT IT LOOKED ABOUT 1/8 OF THE MOONS SIZE ,AND IF IT WAS JUPITER THEN MY STARMAP SHOULD HAVE SHOWN THAT, BUT IT DID NOT.

 Permalink 09/08/12 @ 20:08
asg

In response to: Subscribing to an RSS feed in Internet Explorer 9

asg [Visitor]

thanks.. microsoft help sites is sucks.

 Permalink 08/26/12 @ 06:23
kamal

In response to: About me

kamal [Visitor]

do u know old civilizations like sumerians how to interpret cosmology ?their mythology

 Permalink 08/24/12 @ 08:49
JF

In response to: Distortion and fuzzy noise problems with Audigy 2 ZS on Windows 7

JF [Visitor]

Amazing! I was ready to toss my sound card in the trash and buy a new one, thanks for this solution!

 Permalink 08/22/12 @ 20:12
Azarien

In response to: Technet or MSDN and installing Windows 8?

Azarien [Visitor]

For virtual machines, you can archive an activated VM in a fresh post-install state.
Later, instead of creating a new VM, you just unpack the archive and start using it.
Just remember to use only one such machine at a time..

 Permalink 08/20/12 @ 14:30
Matt

In response to: Windows "8" on an old school Tablet PC

Matt [Visitor]

Nice, do you know anyone who's tried Windows 8 on an LE1600?

 Permalink 08/19/12 @ 11:29
Randolph

In response to: Workaround for Audigy 2 ZS recording problems on Windows 7 64-bit

Randolph [Visitor]

Hi, I took my Audigy2 Zs Platinum card from my old XP machine and installed it in a Windows 7, 64 bit, 4 GB RAM
machine and downloaded the W7 drivers from Creative.

Now, I can feed audio into the Audigy inputs and hear it, but cannot record. In Control Panel> Sounds > Recording, the Audigy inputs show up but are marked "Currently Unavailable." Any ideas?

 Permalink 08/14/12 @ 20:59
Brian Siegesmund

In response to: What was that bright star next to the Moon?

Brian Siegesmund [Visitor]

I have been seeing these 2 planets for about a month now in the sky towards the South of where I live... last night was the best.... the cresant moon was inbetween them both.... what a sight !

 Permalink 08/12/12 @ 12:06
Dan

In response to: Windows 8 - the worst article ever

Dan [Visitor]

Thank you. One of the few articles I've seen that isn't full of nonsense. I get a laugh out of the 'apps' mentality; some seem to think 'apps' were invented with the iPhone.

I haven't read the article on Piki Geek, however, the web appears to be ripe with this F.U.D.

 Permalink 08/07/12 @ 19:13
trainman261

In response to: Windows "8" on an old school Tablet PC

trainman261 [Visitor]

I guess you're on a pen-only system. I've just recently gotten a windows 7 tablet (the lenovo X230T convertible) and I have to say, when you're using your fingers, it's amazing. Increase the size of the caption buttons and the window padding and you're fine. That is to say, with only a pen, it doesn't work the same way - this thing has a pretty nice pen, but it doesn't work the same way the finger was. Which doesn't bother me at all, I rarely use the pen for interacting with the computer, I use it almost exclusively for handwriting etc, because I have the finger input method. I guess I can see, though, it wouldn't be too great with just a pen. Basically, with fingers, you can drag to scroll, but that doesn't work with the pen - only flicks work with the pen. And then, Internet Explorer doesn't like some...
On the other hand, it seems Windows 8 hasn't solved your problem - personally, I can't stand Windows 8, it's going way backwards - not in terms of the look, which is great, but in terms of functionality. You can't even look at more than two windows at the same time!!! Not to mention, it seems like Microsoft is locking down the Metro interface, and Windows on ARM, just like Apple locks down their iOS devices - no installing stuff on YOUR device unless approved by MICROSOFT. I'll decide what I'll run on my system, thank you very much. Seems like an operating system to skip. Windows 9 had better be an improvment on Windows 7, not on iOS, like Windows 8.

 Permalink 07/17/12 @ 21:41