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    DirectX 9.0c

    Have to install this update on daughter's computer (ME), and she has dialup.
    My question...when it asks where to save this to...where DOES it actually get saved to...as in C:Windows... ?
    I am the 'installer/uninstaller' of the goodies on her pc, so I need to know. <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: DirectX 9.0c

    If you are just downloading and saving the update, you should be able to save it anywhere you tell it to save. The run and install it from that spot. I have a separate folder called "downloads" and it defaults to that folder for all downloads.
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    Re: DirectX 9.0c

    Don't have/use a folder for 'downloads'...always put any updates/upgrades, etc. into the proper folder that the software is supposed to go.
    I need to know where this DirectX 9.0c is supposed to go. Thank you.

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    Re: DirectX 9.0c

    Normally files that are downloaded for installation manually - i.e. by the user of the computer - are downloaded to the location of choice of that user.
    I don't believe there is a specific destination they are required to go into, in other words, they are not 'supposed' to go into any particular place.
    If the download is a self-running upgrade, the download may well decide it needs to go into the folder of the application it is upgrading, or perhaps into a Temp folder to expand itself and run.

    When you start to download it, does it offer you a default destination, or ask you where you want it downloaded to?

    Are you downloading an application that you are going to transfer to another computer to install?

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    Re: DirectX 9.0c

    This asks me where I want to save it. It is from the microsoft download site...not windowsupdate.com, but this one http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...&displaylang=en .
    No...this is something that ALL computers are supposed to have. She has her own computer - at her house - and I have mine - at mine. I am the one that does all the updates, etc. for her.

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    Re: DirectX 9.0c

    I don't know, Lonnie.....I went to that link and started to download the file.
    It ( as always ) asked if I wanted to run or save it.
    Choosing save brought up the screen, asking where I wanted to save it. ( as always )

    There is where you choose to save it in any location you want to put it. That's the way it has always worked. You pick a folder or drive or wherever . You then RUN it from that location, it will go to the proper location.
    What am I missing?
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    Re: DirectX 9.0c

    That's just it, Bob...where should I save it? Doesn't it go into wherever the DirectX program/folder has the old versions? Or should I just use the 'Open' instead of the 'Save'? I understood that when 'Open' is used, the d/l installs itself into the proper place. Or did I misunderstand that function?
    I guess what I should do is just wait for the entire v.9.0c is available from the windowsupdate.com site .

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    Re: DirectX 9.0c

    If you OPEN it, it will install itself in the right location. That's it.
    If you SAVE it, a COPY of the file will go to wherever you choose. You then RUN it from there and it will be the same as if you selected the open option. The only difference will be that you will have a copy of that upgrade. You can put it away if needed again, delete it or anything. It will be installed and the file copy's work is done for now.
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    Re: DirectX 9.0c

    <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> ...will use the 'open' function. From now on, I will wait until microsoft will have it on their windowsupdate site...I'm getting too old for all of this...my brain can't take it anymore <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    Thanks to all that replied.

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    Re: DirectX 9.0c

    My personal preference is to download to a /download/sub-folder, then install, in the same way as Bob does.

    Apart from then having the freedom to re-install and/or backup to another location, it avoids any unnecessary risk involved should there be a break in communication mid-installation.

    I asked if this was to transfer to another computer, as I couldn't otherwise see the relevance of your daughter having dial-up.... <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

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    Re: DirectX 9.0c

    I have cable...she has the dialup. I don't know anything about transferring stuff from 1 computer to another.
    Anyway, the problem has been solved.
    Thanks for replying.

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    Re: DirectX 9.0c

    Lonnie,
    This got way to confusing. In the future you may want to do what I usually do. Save the install file to the desktop. It's easy to find the icon to run the install program, and easy to delete the file when you are finished installing.
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    Re: DirectX 9.0c

    <hr>I have cable...she has the dialup<hr>
    That's one big installation to do over a dialup. Here's a suggestion -- Microsoft has a version of the DirectX update that is a fully stand-alone installation file (directx_9c_redist.exe, 34291 KB) at DirectX 9.0c Redistributable for Software Developers - Multilingual. I've only got a slow dialup at home, so I downloaded this file at work, put it on a jump drive, and installed it at home without having to go through the double-download that the usual file requires.

    As to where to save these files, I always drop them straight to my desktop and then run or move them later. This file, when run, will ask you where to unpack it to; I had it unpack to C:Temp, and then ran the final installation from there and then deleted the files.

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    Re: DirectX 9.0c

    What's a jump drive?
    According to the item you referred to...it is 1hr.1min+sec to d/l via dialup.
    I will just do the 'open' , and the 'run-end' .exe ...not the one you cited.
    Thanks for replying.

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    Re: DirectX 9.0c

    Thanks for replying...thank goodness I don't have to do these things all the time...and windowsupdate.com had better start adding goodies like this to their list of 'updates' !
    I have no problems doing updates to other software programs...just when M$ has these oddball version updates when listed via 'techsupport' site.

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