Microsoft DirectX is a group of technologies designed to make Windows-based computers an ideal platform for running and displaying applications rich in multimedia elements such as full-color graphics, video, 3D animation, and rich audio. DirectX includes security and performance updates, along with many new features across all technologies, which can be accessed by applications using the DirectX APIs.

Supported Operating Systems:Windows 2000;Windows 2000 Advanced Server;Windows 2000 Professional Edition;Windows 2000 Server;Windows 2000 Service Pack 2;Windows 2000 Service Pack 3;Windows 2000 Service Pack 4;Windows 7;Windows 98;Windows 98 Second Edition;Windows Home Server;Windows ME;Windows Server 2003;Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86);Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86);Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1;Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2;Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2 x64 Edition;Windows Server 2003 x64 editions;Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86);Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86);Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86);Windows Server 2003, Web Edition;Windows Server 2008;Windows Server 2008 Datacenter;Windows Server 2008 Datacenter without Hyper-V;Windows Server 2008 Enterprise;Windows Server 2008 Enterprise without Hyper-V;Windows Server 2008 Standard;Windows Server 2008 Standard without Hyper-V;Windows Small Business Server 2003;Windows Vista;Windows Vista 64-bit Editions Service Pack 1;Windows Vista Business;Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition;Windows Vista Enterprise;Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition;Windows Vista Home Basic;Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition;Windows Vista Home Premium;Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition;Windows Vista Service Pack 1;Windows Vista Starter;Windows Vista Ultimate;Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition;Windows Web Server 2008;Windows XP;Windows XP 64-bit;Windows XP Home Edition;Windows XP Media Center Edition;Windows XP Professional Edition;Windows XP Professional x64 Edition;Windows XP Service Pack 1;Windows XP Service Pack 2;Windows XP Service Pack 3;Windows XP Starter Edition;Windows XP Tablet PC Edition

Instructions to Install DirectX

  1. Click the Download button on this page to start the download, or choose a different language from the drop-down list and click Go.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location.
    • To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.

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