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Windows 7: Directx confusion

31 Jul 2010   #1
abu46

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 
Directx confusion

HEY GUYS

i have a confusion over which directx version to install

this is my senario-

i have win7 x64 ultimate (which supports dx 11)
now i have nvidia 8600gt (which supports dx 10)
i play games like grid,cod mw2, crysis (which support dx9c)

can you clarify which version of dx should i install to get max benefits in the games i play

awaiting your replies....................


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31 Jul 2010   #2
CyberZeus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install
 
 

Hi, you don't have to install any directx. It's pre-installed with Windows 7.

Bye
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31 Jul 2010   #3
abu46

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

but when i install the above mentioned games they always update the directx versions (dx 9 i assume)
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31 Jul 2010   #4
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CyberZeus View Post
Hi, you don't have to install any directx. It's pre-installed with Windows 7.

Bye
Sorry but that's not exactly true, and Microsoft DOES provide updates for DX files.

This is from my Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues....

Quote:
5 - Update your Direct X files - Contrary to popular belief, just because Windows 7 is DX11 capable doesn’t mean it has the latest DX9 files!!! Most game issues can be fixed by simply updating the DX files.

BTW - Windows 7 is fully compatible with games and hardware that use older versions of DirectX
Back to the OP.... use this link.... Download details: DirectX Redist (June 2010). As you can see, this is the June 2010 update. It's actually the entire file.

If you want Windows to check your files, use this link.... Download details: DirectX End-User Runtime. This will install any outdated or missing files from the web automatically.

Good luck.
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31 Jul 2010   #5
abu46

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

thnx for the reply
will update to dx 9 june
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31 Jul 2010   #6
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by abu46 View Post
this is my senario-

i have win7 x64 ultimate (which supports dx 11)
now i have nvidia 8600gt (which supports dx 10)
i play games like grid,cod mw2, crysis (which support dx9c)

can you clarify which version of dx should i install to get max benefits in the games i play
@ abu46

Check my Tips on Troubleshooting Game Issues starting at step #6 to get an idea how your scenario works with regards to DX11. Should clear things up

Peace
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31 Jul 2010   #7
abu46

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

will do
thnx again
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01 Aug 2010   #8
LPDad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks sygnus21. That was a very handy, and useful post.
+1
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