Software stopped loading,,, "im_DirectX9",,, wouldn't install,,, nor the rest of the program.
I had a similar problem where the silent install of directx9 failed. I went back to the 2017 CD and ran the directx setup, PreReqs>DirectX>dxsetup.exe. This runs it at user level. It ran successfully. I then ran the Solidworks install from the CD. It succeeded.
I'm struggling with my install along these lines as well, but running a standalone dxsetup.exe install doesn't work either. This is a Windows 10 VM on Parallels (both 12 and 13 have been attempted). I've successfully used SolidWorks on a Windows7 VM on the same laptop. But when I attempt the installer on my new VM, it seems to hang on DX. It's now 4 days after I started the installer, running continuously, and the DirectX install is 54% complete...! I also downloaded both the standalone and web DirectX installers from Microsoft and they won't run on my machine, hanging in the same way.
I believe DirectX 9 is already installed on my VM (all the files appear to exist in c:/Windows/System32/) so I wonder if it's possible to run the SolidWorks installer and omit the DX prereq install? If you've tried this, please let me know how it worked - I don't see the option to omit it.
Thanks in advance!
Tried to run Directx9 web install from microsoft, errored for an issue with Windows\system32\advpack.dll. Found a similar issue in an autodesk forum. Did the fix and started the installation again and it installed.
To change the location of the System Temp folder, follow the steps given below.
1. Right click on Computer and click on Properties.
2. Click on Advanced system settings on the left panel resulting in a dialog box click on the Advanced tab a
3. Click on the button near the bottom labeled Environment Variables.
4. Change the TEMP and TMP values to C:\Tempstart the installation for the software.
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