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Page updated - 07/04/2009


Welcome the the DirectX Redistributable Download Section...
This Page contains a collection from all previous upto the latest DirectX Releases...
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MicroSoft Windows DirectX Releases

Package Date

File

Language

95

98

98SE

ME

2000

XP

2003

XP64

Vista

Size / Type

05 Feb 1996

DirectX 1.0

               

280k ZIP

02 Jun 1996

DirectX 2.0

               

5520k ZIP

26 Sep 1996

DirectX 3.0

               

6250k ZIP

14 Jul 1997

DirectX 5.0

               

49651k ZIP

04 Feb 1998

DirectX 5.2

               

3635k ZIP

29 Jul 1998

DirectX 6.0

             

19545k ZIP

08 Jan 1999

DirectX 6.1

             

23324k ZIP

09 Sep 1999

DirectX 7.0





           

7356k ZIP
6301k ZIP

08 Dec 1999

DirectX 7.0a





           

6285k ZIP
6287k ZIP

04 Nov 2000

DirectX 8.0

       

25892k ZIP

13 Jan 2001

DirectX 8.0a

       

25891k ZIP

31 Oct 2001

DirectX 8.1

       

25697k ZIP

04 Jun 2002

DirectX 8.1b

     

25738k ZIP

19 Sep 2002

DirectX 8.2

     

28300k ZIP

12 Dec 2002

DirectX 9.0

     

33715k ZIP

30 Apr 2003

DirectX 9.0a

   

33387k ZIP

03 Oct 2003

DirectX 9.0b

   

36735k ZIP

22 Jul 2004

DirectX 9.0c

   

35068k ZIP

 

Package Date

File

Language

95

98

98SE

ME

2000

XP

2003

XP64

Vista

Size / Type

20 Dec 2005

DirectX 9.0c *

 

48363k ZIP

07 Feb 2006

DirectX 9.0c *

 

51339k ZIP

06 Apr 2006

DirectX 9.0c *

 

54506k ZIP

08 Jun 2006

DirectX 9.0c *

 

54814k ZIP

14 Aug 2006

DirectX 9.0c *

 

55249k ZIP

28 Sep 2006

DirectX 9.0c *

 

58214k ZIP

08 Dec 2006

DirectX 9.0c *

62041k ZIP

02 Feb 2007

DirectX 9.0c *

46249k ZIP

04 Apr 2007

DirectX 9.0c *

51187k ZIP

20 Jun 2007

DirectX 9.0c *

56145k ZIP

20 Jul 2007

DirectX 9.0c *

61613k ZIP

22 Oct 2007

DirectX 9.0c *

67143k ZIP

05 Mar 2008

DirectX 9.0c *

72775k ZIP

30 May 2008

DirectX 9.0c *

78504k ZIP

11 Aug 2008

DirectX 9.0c *

84191k ZIP

27 Oct 2008

DirectX 9.0c *

90417k ZIP

16 Mar 2009

DirectX 9.0c *

96908k ZIP

* DirectX 9.0c update note :
MicroSoft is continually (rather than releasing a new version) implementing updates into the DirectX 9.0c branch since 2005.
The Redistributables contain latest code to accomodate new Operating Systems and (supposedly) inputs from DirectX10 Development.
As these are already shipping e.g. with the latest Games, they are considered safe for use. Technically, that makes it DirectX 9.0d in many respects.
Various reports indicate performance increases accross Games/Benchmarks and provision of needed compatibility with newest Games.

Officially, Win98/Win98SE is not supported but this may not prevent anyone to experiment (e.g. extract and manually implement updated .dll's).
Be warned though that this is entirely experimental and could lead to erroneous Results...
WinME and Win2000 support shows in and out of the official System Requirements for some of the latest Updates but so far is working just fine.

Above DirectX 9.0c Operating System requirements are likely not 100% correct, as conflicting information exists from different sources (e.g. Wikipedia).
If you see a Version correctly installing despite being listed here as officially not supported (or vice versa),
let me know...

Important Notes -
The DirectX Versions above are offered for archival and/or reference purposes.
(those come in handy when building dedicated retro/legacy PC's or running Software that requires a certain DirectX Version)

DirectX can not be uninstalled by normal means!
Since DirectX commits significant changes to the installed Windows, it is recommended to Backup all Data before installation.
Either create a Restore Point with your OS or use equivalent Utility Software.
For a forced uninstallation of DirectX, the use of a 3rd party Software like
DirectX Buster is required.

Current Windows versions already ship/install with their own DirectX, thus installation of an older Version than already installed is not normally possible.