Due to a problem with
the DirectX 9 software drivers from Microsoft and Cakewalk products
continually asking for you to install DirectX 8, here is the patch
required from Cakewalk. This information is a mirror of the Cakewalk
site. Read the instructions carefully. This works like a charm!
After installing Microsoft DirectX 9, most Cakewalk products will not
install properly. You may receive an error message stating "You
must install DirectX 8 to proceed" or "You are not
running Windows 95. Please upgrade to Win 98, ME, XP..." Both
errors are caused by the presence of Microsoft DirectX 9 on your system.
We have learned that since the installers built into several Cakewalk
products were designed with earlier versions of DirectX in mind, they
have a problem when DirectX 9 is detected.
The problem affects installation only. If you've already installed
one of our products such as SONAR or Pyro 2003, they will function
correctly. The program operation is NOT affected by the presence of DX
9. If your Cakewalk product is installed and running, you do not need to
do anything. Enjoy the software.
By following the steps below it is possible to install any of our
products on a PC where DX 9 is present.
- Open your CD drive and insert the installation CD of the Cakewalk
product you're trying to install.
- Download this file. DirectXUtility.exe
Save it to your Desktop
- Double-click DirectXUtility.exe to begin the installation.
NOTE - The utility does NOT actually revert you to DX 8 or uninstall
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