Published by Microsoft on 27 Mar 2010
Updated27 Mar 2010
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"Updated:Microsoft updated DirectX 9.0a E..."Updated:Microsoft updated DirectX 9.0a End-User Runtime on March 28th. 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 9.0a includes security and performance updates to graphics and networking components. This release also resolves a connectivity issue using some network routers.
Expected download sizes are now less than 8Mb for the end-user runtime on Windows XP and less than 9Mb for Windows 98 and Windows Me.NOTES:
DirectX 9.0a End-User Runtime setup requires an internet connection during setup. The DirectX 9.0 Redist is available for download for those users that do not have an internet connection available during installation or when setup has trouble connecting to the Microsoft server.
The DirectX 9.0a runtime cannot be uninstalled. We recommend Windows Me and Windows XP users create a "System Restore" point before installing. For information on creating a restore point, please refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles: Windows Millennium Edition: Microsoft Knowledge Base article 267951.Windows XP: Microsoft Knowledge Base article 310405.
Before installing version 9.0a of Microsoft DirectX End-User Runtime for Windows make sure this is the latest version available and that it works with your current operating system and device model. If the driver contains release notes ("readme" files) proceed with reading them first. Second recommended step is creating a restore point to help you later on in case you install the wrong device driver. Note that some drivers will work instantly after installing them, but others will require a system restart in order to function properly.
As an alternative, you can simplify the process of installing the latest versions for your drivers by using a program to scan all your drivers and compare them with the latest available versions from the manufacturers. We recommend Driver Scanner from Uniblue for such a task. Download it and run a free driver scan here.
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