WARNING: You cannot uninstall Directx 8

Microsoft’s web page says you cannot uninstall DirectX 8. It is “an integral part of the OS and cannot be uninstalled without reinstalling your OS”. (Which means you have to reinstall all your software too.) See http://www.microsoft.com/windows/directx/downloads/drx81.asp .

I would think twice before installing DX 8.

This was an issue about a year ago when DirectX8 first came out. However, now people just install it for games that make use of its features.

However, there are hacks that will uninstall DirectX8, do a google search on “Uninstall DirectX8” or something like that.

Finally, this is an OpenGL forum, so I doubt many people are interested in hearing this.