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HELP! DirectX8.1a & Sound & Video Drivers

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Gary R, Jan 27, 2002.

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  1. Gary R

    Gary R Thread Starter

    Aug 9, 2001
    Some websites I've looked at while trying to get information on how DirectX8.1a is setup after its downloaded state in effect that, "Audio and Video drivers MUST be updated to the newest versions before setting up 8.1a, or it will NOT work."
    BUT on other sites, just the opposite is stated: "It is not neccessary to update drivers at this time for x8.1a -- they will run fine with it, and new drivers may be installed at any time you wish."

    So, basic question is: Do I, or Don't I upgrade the drivers before setting up DirectX8.1a :confused:
  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    Your hard ware is new enough, shouldn't be a problem.

    I see very few people who have trouble with directx 8 except those with very old hardware and drivers.

    Mines older than yours and I never had a problem.
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