Thread: Direct x 8.0 install on WinXp

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    Its hard... But im here swgh's Avatar
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    Direct x 8.0 install on WinXp

    Hi all I bought a book on advanced game programming and the cd came with a version of Direct X v.8.0. The problem was when i tried to install it i got an error up saying this:

    16bit  Windows Subsystem
    The system file is not suitable for running MSDOS and Windows Applications. Press Close to terminate install
    Does this mean it will not run under Windows XP? I even tryed the program compatability settings and this did nothing to erase the problem. Is there any links you jnow where I can download a version to run under Windows Xp? Any help appreiciated!

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    Devil's Advocate SlyMaelstrom's Avatar
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    Isn't 8.0 an outdated version?

    Anyway, are you sure it doesn't say:

    16-bit Windows Subsystem
    C:\Windows\System32\Autoexec.nt The system file is not suitable for running MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications. Choose 'Close' to terminate the application.
    That's a very common error. It means one of your system files is corrupt. You can consult here for a solution to that:;en-us;324767

    ...and lastly, what in the hell does this have to do with C++?
    Last edited by SlyMaelstrom; 02-24-2006 at 12:56 AM.
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