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Help with DirectX

By silver88
Dec 10, 2009
  1. Hello folks, my first post on your forum so hopefully posted in the right place!

    I need some help on direct X.

    I loaded direct x update from August 2009 which microsoft say is version 9.27.1734 however dxdiag still tells me that my directx version is 9.0c. Is this correct?

    System is XP professional service pack 3.

    Would really appreciate some help on this one.

    One last point what is the latest version of direct x I can run on win XP?

    Thanks in advance for any help
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    DirectX 9.0c is the absolute latest for XP
    MS have confirmed that they will not release DirectX 10 (or later) for XP

    There is also available The DirectX Software Development Kit http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/ee416796(VS.85).aspx
    Made for "Developers" for creating games and other high-performance multimedia applications

    August 2009 Version: 9.27.1734 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...38-DB71-4C1B-BC6A-9B6652CD92A3&displaylang=en
    The Microsoft DirectX® End-User Runtime provides updates to 9.0c and previous versions of DirectX — the core Windows® technology that drives high-speed multimedia and games on the PC.

    It is still DirectX 9.0c only (with updates)
     
  3. silver88

    silver88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your help, so if I want to upgrade my video card then I need to change operating systems, is that right?

    Cheers
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Yes :) And No ;)

    Yes you need a later Operating System (ie ideally Windows 7 not Vista any longer) to run a Video card with DirectX 11 http://www.microsoft.com/games/en-US/aboutGFW/pages/directx.aspx

    No you don't need to update your Operating System, if you just want to stick with DirectX 9.0c for Windows XP (ie they still make new video cards to suit XP ;))

    But, if you want to be up with the times, then its Windows 7 64 Bit with DirectX 11 you go ;) (using a compatible Dx 11 3D Video card)
     
  5. silver88

    silver88 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks understand now
     
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