Windows XP (SP1) machine, iTunes version 126.96.36.199. I do have Directx9 after running dxdiag and checking the info there, and per the instructions here... http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=304402 I checked DirectDraw and Direct 3D Acceleration, and both of them are enabled. This is the exact message I get when trying to use Coverflow: "iTunes is unable to browse album covers on this computer because DirectX 9 or later is not installed." Note that it does not only say "iTunes is unable to browse album covers on this computer"...that last bit about DirectX 9 is included as well, but as I said, I have it. This is white text on a black screen, not white text on a gray screen. Any ideas before I throw my laptop against a wall?