Problems installing DirectX and windows Media Player in x64

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Guest, Jul 31, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    I have a piece of software I am testing for a friend. It requires DirectX
    and Media Player in order to run.

    I attempted to install both on my x64 Pro XP (dual boot Pavilion zv6000
    On directX install got dialog box:
    You must be running Windows....., Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 family
    to install the DirectX 9.0

    Install on Media Player give the following:

    This version of Windows Media Player can be installed only on a computer
    running Windows XP (32-bit)

    I looked for a note about this but did not find it here. Perhaps these are
    already installed. If true, the messages could be better.
    Guest, Jul 31, 2005
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    Hello Bjacobs,

    Windows XP Professional x64 Edition already has DirectX 9.0c Installed.
    Windows Media Player is also available.

    To check and/or test DirectX, Select Start / Run and type in 'dxdiag'
    (Without the quotes) and hit Enter.

    To use Media Player, Select Start / All Programs / Accessories /
    Entertainment and then select Media Player.


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  3. Both are already installed as part of the operating system. You can't add
    them cause they're already there.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jul 31, 2005
  4. Guest

    Guest Guest

    My system is very similar to yours: 2 raptors, Fx 55, same motherboard. I've
    installed the OS several times, and it always frezzes for awhile when there's
    5 minutes left of the installation. If the same thing is happening to you,
    just leave it alone; after 20 minutes or so the installation will finish.

    Good luck.
    Guest, Jul 31, 2005
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Sorry, wrong place.

    Guest, Jul 31, 2005
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    John Barnes Guest

    I read they are distributing the version without MediaPlayer in X64 also to
    comply with the EU requirements. I assume that there is a 64-bit version of
    MediaPlayer 10 available on the Microsoft site for those who have the EU
    John Barnes, Jul 31, 2005
  7. Interesting, I hadn't thought of that. You may be right.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Jul 31, 2005
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    DKI Guest

    As far as i read and see it only applys to the 32bit version only and not
    the 64bit versions.
    DKI, Jul 31, 2005
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