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Google Earth Problem

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BrianW Report 15 Apr 2013 21:23

Google Earth has been running on this computer for a couple of years but I suddenly can't get into it.
Running Windows XP and Internet Explorer.
I am getting a "DirectX mode not supported message.
I've installed DirectX and reinstalled Google Earth, but still no go.
"OpenGL" mode does not work either.
Any ideas, folks?

♥†۩ Carol   Paine ۩†♥

♥†۩ Carol Paine ۩†♥ Report 15 Apr 2013 21:29

I run Windows 7 & Chrome & it is on my tool bar, so no idea what could be the problem, sorry.

You could try saving this link.


Kay???? Report 15 Apr 2013 21:30

You could need the latest download,?

pick the google earth via a web search....rather than from favourites.


BrianW Report 15 Apr 2013 21:53

Thanks Carol, Google Maps seems to work OK.


InspectorGreenPen Report 16 Apr 2013 06:38

Yes I have the same problem. It seems that it is no longer compatible with Windows XP. I've tried everything suggested on all the blogs but to no avail.


LadyScozz Report 16 Apr 2013 06:58

I used it this morning, no problem.

Using an OLD computer, Windows 7 & IE8.

I had to check, see how far Chelmsford is from Boston in Massachusetts


RolloTheRed Report 16 Apr 2013 11:31

This is a common problem with recent versions of Earth and XP especially if you have an Intel graphics chip.. You need to use an older version e.g. 4.2.0205.5730 which works fine on XP. If you don't have one try a torrent.

Make sure you have SP3 installed.
You can always try reinstalling DirectX and make sure you have the latest drivers for yr graphics card.

Recent free versions of Earth have lower resolution.

Or use Microsoft Virtual Earth.


InspectorGreenPen Report 16 Apr 2013 18:55

Updating drivers, reinstalling DirectX etc none of this works. In fact I installed a new graphics card less than a year ago (nothing to do with Earth, I might add)

Despite what Google might say, their latest offering doesn't like XP, so it does seem that getting hold of an older version might be the only way.


RolloTheRed Report 16 Apr 2013 19:00

try here: