For those who do not know, the Need For Speed Most Wanted PC Demo is out.
Well, if you are running Windows XP, then you will more than likely, encounter a major problem when trying to install the demo.
The demo installer will say that NFSMW requires DirectX 9.0c even though it is already installed.
Luckily, there is a simple fix. After downloading and running the demo installer simply run autrun.exe in Windows 2000 mode.
So, when you run the demo installer it simple extracts all the files to the directory specified. When it is done extracting, go into its directory and right click on autorun.exe and select properties. Then select the Compatibility tab and check “Run this program in compatibility mode for” and select Windows 2000 and click OK. Then run autorun.exe to successfully install NFSMW.
Well I hope this helps some of you out with getting this sweet demo installed.