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    DirectX 9+ Update

    There is a new up date to Direct X available from Microsoft!

    It probably is worth updating whilst we wait for DX10.
    Pay particular attention to setting the "restore point" just in case you want to go back!!
    See what Microsoft says below.

    http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=7634584

    File Name: dxwebsetup.exe
    Version: 9.21.1148
    Date Published: 10/24/2007
    Language: English
    Download Size: 10 KB - 212.6 MB*
    The DirectX end-user installation includes all the latest and previous released DirectX runtime. This includes the bi-monthly D3DX, XInput, and Managed DirectX components.
    The DirectX runtime cannot be uninstalled. We recommend Windows Me and Windows XP users turn on a "System Restore" point before installing. For information on turning on a restore point, please refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
    Windows Millennium Edition: Microsoft Knowledge Base article 267951.
    Windows XP: Microsoft Knowledge Base article 310405.

    Bill.

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    I installed it yesterday and now i am getting the dreaded Blue Screen of Death randomly.

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    This sounds weird since MS said they would not put out any more updates to DirectX 9.
    Gotta check this out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 737NUT View Post
    I installed it yesterday and now i am getting the dreaded Blue Screen of Death randomly.
    I wonder is this known about and yet to be fixed particulary as the caution to set a "restore point" is emphasised!

    I have some other machines here and will try and do some investigation and experimentation coupled with an indepth search on the MS Knowledge Base!

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    Multiprocessors and degraded performance running XP

    Whilst investigating the problem above I discovered the following "hotfix"
    in the Microsoft Knowledge Base regarding Multiprocessors and degraded performance running XP.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/896256

    On the website click on 256986 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/) Description of the Microsoft Windows registry.

    This will give better detail.
    The installation of this fix should only be installed if you are comfortable with manipulating "the registry"!

    I have installed it on a test machine and am trying to figure out how to properly benchmark and evaluate it.

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