WinDVD 8 - are these files necessary?

WinDVD Platinum 8.0.6.111 is VERY slow to install, partly because it wants to throw in (so you gotta be online) “Microsoft DirectX Feb2006 Runtime Web Installer” and “Microsoft VisualC++ 2005 Redistributable Package (X86)”

My questions:

  1. Wouldn’t these files already be in place in an average XP installation?
  2. If not, couldn’t they be downloaded and installed prior to WinDVD? That’s assuming that WinDVD actually looks for previous versions of these files before it jumps online to get them.
  1. No and no
  2. Yes you can --> Google
    //Danne

[QUOTE=portyporty;1922580]WinDVD Platinum 8.0.6.111 is VERY slow to install, partly because it wants to throw in (so you gotta be online) “Microsoft DirectX Feb2006 Runtime Web Installer” and “Microsoft VisualC++ 2005 Redistributable Package (X86)”

My questions:

  1. Wouldn’t these files already be in place in an average XP installation?
  2. If not, couldn’t they be downloaded and installed prior to WinDVD? That’s assuming that WinDVD actually looks for previous versions of these files before it jumps online to get them.[/QUOTE]

Where did you get that version??? On intervideo site not Corel it only show version 8.0.6.109?? You sure that is a legit version from Corel??? I should know I have version 8.0.6.109 purchased from Corel. I did download those DirectX and Visual and installed them…

I’m guessing you got a non-legit version from the net other then Corel or Intervideo. If so you should purchase the legal version of the software and register it.