Uninstalling Directx8

I have just upgraded to directx 8 with Windows ME. I am now having problems when running games. I want to re-install directx 7. How do I uninstall directx 8 without reloading the OS? Is there a registry hack for this?
dmoore2Asked:
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
That's a great link, Glenn.  I was wondering how to uninstall as well, and most resources found said it can't be uninstalled, so listening to learn.  Checked this version 7 troubleshooter link, may also be of some interest.

http://support.microsoft.com/support/directx/directx_7.0/tshooter/default.asp
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hewittgCommented:
An uninstaller program for directx

Glenn

http://www.directxbuster.de/index_e.html
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emery800Commented:
DirectX Uninstall

for future refence directx 8.o removal
http://www.tweaktown.com/files.shtml

http://www.ebrink.com/dxun/Direct.htm

it requires rebooting in safe mode after installing a special program that does the uninstall and then right clicking it and choosing install option


i then reinstalled diirectx 7A successfully ...

the program for the uninstall is at cnet.com/downloads/

http://www.microsoft.com/directx/homeuser/downloads/default.asp

http://www.ebrink.com/dxun/Direct.htm 
You CAN not uninstall directX from "Add/remove" in "control panel.

Download "DirectX uninstaller" from:
http://www.ebrink.com/dxun/Direct.htm 
Just for the note: It is extremly difficult to uninstall directX without messing up system files. You can not do it manually. Use the uninstaller and it will do it for you..


http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q186/4/60.asp? 

DirectX: Cannot Uninstall or Remove DirectX

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q178/6/44.ASP?LN=EN-US&SD=gn&FR=0

DirectX verison 7.0 or 7.0a, run the diagnostics.  Assuming you don't have it, it'll be available from WindowsUpdate and/or here.

Running the directX diagnostics is such a great tool in terms of analyzing your entire multimedia setup which includes not only the drivers and acceptability within the realm of the OS, but also in terms of registry errors and/or narrowing the scope of the problems.  Check details after all the tests are run and you can save them as a text file.  Here's the download link.  Please also note there are FAQs, and other helpful hyperlinks here.


http://www.microsoft.com/directx/homeuser/downloads/default.asp

Additional removal instructions
http://www.tweaktown.com/files.shtml
scroll down, and read the instructions carefully
Dave
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Thank you, glad to have been of help.  ":0)  Asta
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emery800Commented:
Good job Asta! Glad you are running dmoore2! :>) Dave
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Asta CuTechnical consultant & graphic designCommented:
Thank you, Dave.  ":0)  Asta
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