Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn
However, I have had some applications (probably games or game demos) complain about missing DLLs or other DirectX components. Running the DX updater fixed that. I'm not sure why those pieces weren't included in the released version of Windows 7. As far as I know, running the DX updater does no harm.
One to cut back on the size of the install disk, and two the missing DX files should have been installed when the game/etc was installed. I always run the latest DirectX Redistributable on a clean install of Windows once all drivers
are installed, cuts down on any potential problems, that and a lot of my games are portable (don't need to be installed on a clean Windows install) and installed to a second hard drive, so any previous DX files they need won't be there.