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Hi

I have downloaded & installed Google Earth - however when i try open it i get a box message saying: "Direct X" Mode not supported.

What does this mean & how do i unblock it??
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Hi,

Maybe you have a problem with DirectX, try downloading it and reinstalling.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

As far as Google Earth, you can run it in OpenGL mode as well.
Google earth OpenGL mode
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I tried opening it in OpenGL Mode but it refuses to open with that option as well.
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I would try to update to the latest drivers that you can find for your video card.  It could be that your video card is a piece of junk and just does not support the technologies that Google Earth requires.  Chances are pretty good that it does though.  

Check device manager to see what kind of video card you have and try to do an update.

You can get the newest drivers for the major players:

http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/detect/
http://www.nvidia.com
http://support.amd.com/us/Pages/AMDSupportHub.aspx
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I have an NEC Server SI 1310 Server

It also has an Intel Xeon Inside? Is that good enough?
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In this case the CPU is not the important part. It is the video card that has to support open gl and/or directx.
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True - so what does this mean? Cant this machine solely handle to run this app?
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I can't tell you that without knowing what it has for video processing.  Most video cards in modern memory should not have much of a problem with running google earth though.
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