I Borked Up My 1.01 Install (1 Viewer)


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December 6, 2008
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Running Vista:

I tried installing 1.01 as an upgrade to an existing MP 1.0 installation last night, and it declared that it needed to upgrade/install DX9c. I clicked through that screen and thought about it, a second, and then stopped the install because it was downloading DX9 (for Vista?!) .

When I went back to install it again, the install aborted with this message:

"Failed to install application - DirectX 9c August 2008."

How do I fix this? I can't find any temporary files associated with the MP install.


Never mind - I found it in c:\users\me\appdata\local\temp\mediaportal installation\deploy

I still have to ask *why* I have to download dx9 - I'm running Vista which uses DX10. Downloading DX9 is a waste of time and bandwidth in that case.

Oh yeah - if the user aborts the install process, the media portal installation folder should be removed from the system. Because it isn't, the installer aborts when you try to reinstall.


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  • June 15, 2008
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    I had the same issue. It should be noted if you cancel an install then the installer should mark the c:\users\me\appdata\local\temp\mediaportal installation\deploy, for deletion. Had to come here to find the file to delete to re-run the process.


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