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Windows 7: DirectX 9.26.1950 (23 March 2009)

24 Mar 2009   #1
johngalt

 
DirectX 9.26.1950 (23 March 2009)

Microsoft has released an updated DirectX package for all versions of Windows. This is a DX9/DX10 update that's not going to show up on the Windows Update website, but is an official release required by all games for functionality.

The DirectX redistributable includes all the latest and previous released DirectX runtime. This includes the bi-monthly D3DX, XInput, and Managed DirectX components and provides the latest DirectX that developers include with newly released and all older Games.

Latest Update: March 2009

DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer
Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime

Supported Operating Systems:

Windows Vista
Windows Vista 64-bit Editions Service Pack 1
Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition
Windows Vista Business N
Windows Vista Enterprise
Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition
Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition
Windows Vista Home Basic N
Windows Vista Home Premium
Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition
Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Windows Vista Starter
Windows Vista Starter N
Windows Vista Ultimate
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition


DirectX End-User Runtime Redistributable
Download details: DirectX Redist (March 2009)

Supported Operating Systems:

Windows Vista
Windows Vista 64-bit Editions Service Pack 1
Windows Vista Business
Windows Vista Business 64-bit edition
Windows Vista Business N
Windows Vista Enterprise
Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition
Windows Vista Home Basic
Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition
Windows Vista Home Basic N
Windows Vista Home Premium; Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition
Windows Vista Service Pack 1
Windows Vista Starter
Windows Vista Starter N
Windows Vista Ultimate
Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition


Note: This will install and work on Windows 7 as well - for those with any kind of decent connection, Windows 7 users are highly recommended to use the DirectX End-User Runtime Redistributable version.


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24 Mar 2009   #2
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the update John, I just used the web installer which only had to download about 5MB and only took about a minute.
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24 Mar 2009   #3
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

thanks JG......






SK
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24 Mar 2009   #4
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

DirectX setup has determined that a newer or equivalent version of DirectX has been installed already. No installation is necessary.
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31 Mar 2009   #5
Jon55

Windows 7 64-bit (7127) & Mac OS X 10.5.7
 
 

Why does Microsoft not offer this in Windows Update?
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31 Mar 2009   #6
johngalt

 

Because not everyone wants to update DirectX....and some people want to use the web installer and some people want to use the redistributable installer....
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01 Apr 2009   #7
Jon55

Windows 7 64-bit (7127) & Mac OS X 10.5.7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Because not everyone wants to update DirectX....and some people want to use the web installer and some people want to use the redistributable installer....

Why would you not want to be running the latest version of Direct X? And does it really matter whether you're using the redistributable or web installer?

Why not at least offer it in Windows Update, say under the Optional section?
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01 Apr 2009   #8
johngalt

 

not all PCs out there are used for gaming - in fact, many corporations remove DirectX on corporate machines....
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16 Apr 2009   #9
Jon55

Windows 7 64-bit (7127) & Mac OS X 10.5.7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
Note: This will install and work on Windows 7 as well - for those with any kind of decent connection, Windows 7 users are highly recommended to use the DirectX End-User Runtime Redistributable version.

Any specific reason for this? Does the Web installer not do as good a job?

Also, I've noticed the Redistributable version will say it's "searching for components and updating as necessary" and will find something every time I try running the installer, whereas the Web based installer will run once, update what is necessary, and then when ran again will not find anything new to update.
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16 Apr 2009   #10
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by johngalt View Post
not all PCs out there are used for gaming - in fact, many corporations remove DirectX on corporate machines....
technically you cant remove directx without messing some part of the system...
they might disable directx updates but they cannot remove the base directx with pretty much making the system unstable...
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jon55 View Post
Any specific reason for this? Does the Web installer not do as good a job?

Also, I've noticed the Redistributable version will say it's "searching for components and updating as necessary" and will find something every time I try running the installer, whereas the Web based installer will run once, update what is necessary, and then when ran again will not find anything new to update.
i believe (at least to me) is that if you use and install any of unofficial builds you rather save bandwith and install it locally (i do this all the time..)
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