“Pre-release DirectX SDK expired” Solution


To solve the “Pre-release DIrectX SDK expired” error, please try the following steps.

The first thing you need to do is install this.
If this fails to install and shows error S1023, proceed to the next steps:
  1. Uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 x86/x64 redistributable – 10.0.(number over 30319), try to install DirectX, then try to C++ install again. 

    If this doesn’t work, continue to step 2:

  2. (Official MS resource) Important: This section, method/task contains steps that will tell you how to modify the registry.
    However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to back up and restore the registry in Windows.
  1. Click on Start, type in regedit and press enter.
  2. In the folder tree on the left hand side find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and expand it.
  3. Go to SOFTWARE and expand it.
  4. Go to Microsoft and expand it.
  5. Look for the folder under named “DirectX”. (If it is not there follow the below steps.) If it is there, delete it because we are going to recreate it.
  6. Right-click on the free space on right hand panel. Select New > Key.
  7. Now right click in the empty window on the right and add this data (there will probably be at least a Default string value located here, just leave it)
  8. Right-click New->BinaryData
  9. Rename it to: InstalledVersion Type:REG_BINARY Data: 00 00 00 09 00 00 00 00
  10. Right-click New->DWORDValue
  11. Rename it to: InstallMDX Type:REG_DWORD Data: 0x00000001
  12. Right-click New->StringValue
  13. Rename it to: SDKVersion Type:REG_SZ Data:9.26.1590.0
  14. Right-click New->StringValue
  15. Rename it to: Version Type:REG_SZ Data:
  16. Restart the computer.

If this does not work, please contact Support@Overwolf.com

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