Bear with me here because I'm certainly no expert. I downloaded the install program for DirectX 8.1 When I try to run the install program, I get the prompt asking me which program I want to open it with. I tried to associate it with "Application" but then get an error message stating that "C\Windows'Application cannot be found" etc. Thinking this might be some virus, I checked my .exe files and most of my other downloaded apps and they seem to open and run without a problem, although I did note that the setup programs for Internet Explorer 5 and Internet Explorer 6 and MSN Messenger now have no program associated with them for opening. Hopefully I'm just missing something obvious, or is that wishful thinking?