I recently had to do a clean reinstall of Windows 10 to solve update problems. The reinstall went well, except that most of my games will not start; i.e. Fallout4 (Steam) and Deadspace3 (Origin) won't, but Dragonage Inquisition (Steam) will. Those that won't present the message: Performing first time setup... Installing DirectX for Windows... where it fails. At the first attempt to start the game it has installed some things but couldn't install DirectX. The final message reads: C:\Windows\System32\xactengine3_5.dll is either not designed to run on Windows or it comtains an error. Error status 0x000012f. I looked for solutions and found many references to Visual C++ issues but did not find any helpful solutions. Any help would be greatly appreciated.