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DirectX 8.1 SDK Install Error

DirectX 8.1 SDK Install Error

DirectX 8.1 SDK Install Error

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I am getting an InstallShield error as soon as I launch the DirectX 8.1 SDK installer.  The error is:

1608: Unable to create InstallDriver instance.

Target OS: Windows 2000 Pro with all SPs

I have attempted the install from the MSDN CD and from the downloaded SDK files.  I have attempted the install from the Admin account as well as an account with Admin rights.

Any (relevant) thoughts ??

RE: DirectX 8.1 SDK Install Error

Hi.

Go to the debug directory (or retail directory) and try the executable in there.  I had v8 already installed, so if you get the error again, try installing v8 first, then running the executable.

Hope this helps

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