Drivers Video DirectX Redistributable

DirectX Redistributable 9.29.1974 for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 4.5 (322 votes)

File Details

File Size 93.4 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 7/2000/Server 2003/Server 2008/Vista/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 457,457
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage DirectX
Other Versions

Publisher's Description

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. It includes security and performance updates, along with many new features across all technologies, which can be accessed by applications using the DirectX APIs.

Latest Reviews

nvic

nvic reviewed v9.29.1974 on Apr 19, 2011

I used the web version to avoid downloading 95MB unless I needed it.

Only noticeable change was an offer to install Bing toolbar and new graphics for the setup wizard. DX version was last June's (which was already installed).

Looks more like an attempt to push Bing toolbar than anything.

gplasky

gplasky reviewed v9.29.1974 on Apr 19, 2011

jorgosch
You're kidding, right? Like you don't realize that the web installer downloads the files in the background? You think that magical 1MB download is all you need?

New Doraemon

New Doraemon reviewed v9.29.1974 on Apr 19, 2011

As posted on several places like this one:

http://www.nsaneforums.c...ectx-9291974-april-2011/

this is not an updated DirectX Runtime but just an update to the installer. So June 2010 remains the latest.

lypxzm

lypxzm reviewed v9.29.1962 (June 2010) on Feb 11, 2011

It is what I needed.

JustForMyMemory

JustForMyMemory reviewed v9.28.1886 (February 2010) on Feb 9, 2010

The quality of files are undeniable. It is MUST-HAVE for gamers.

But the size of installer is big, while Microsoft did not remove superseded (version) files.

AzureSky

AzureSky reviewed v9.28.1886 (February 2010) on Feb 8, 2010

Yes you do need the redistro if you want to ensure that all components that can be updated are, the web installer has a habit of missing some components in my experience, its best to just grab the latist redistro installer when it comes out and save it incase you endup needing it :)

note: this is a must if you play games.

jorgosch

jorgosch reviewed v9.28.1886 (February 2010) on Feb 8, 2010

Get the web installer instead from their homepage. For my Windows 7 x64 installation it downloaded a whooping 1MB instead of the huge redistributable.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v9.27.1734 (August 2009) on Sep 10, 2009

"you can't live without this."

Sure you can. In most cases the game/tech that requires this will include it anyway and install for you.

juan726

juan726 reviewed v9.26.1590 (March 2009) on Aug 1, 2009

juan_david726@hotmail.com

nolose

nolose reviewed v9.26.1590 (March 2009) on May 23, 2009

jojo aver si anda

Avg. Rating 4.5 (322 votes)
Your Rating
nvic

nvic reviewed v9.29.1974 on Apr 19, 2011

I used the web version to avoid downloading 95MB unless I needed it.

Only noticeable change was an offer to install Bing toolbar and new graphics for the setup wizard. DX version was last June's (which was already installed).

Looks more like an attempt to push Bing toolbar than anything.

gplasky

gplasky reviewed v9.29.1974 on Apr 19, 2011

jorgosch
You're kidding, right? Like you don't realize that the web installer downloads the files in the background? You think that magical 1MB download is all you need?

New Doraemon

New Doraemon reviewed v9.29.1974 on Apr 19, 2011

As posted on several places like this one:

http://www.nsaneforums.c...ectx-9291974-april-2011/

this is not an updated DirectX Runtime but just an update to the installer. So June 2010 remains the latest.

lypxzm

lypxzm reviewed v9.29.1962 (June 2010) on Feb 11, 2011

It is what I needed.

JustForMyMemory

JustForMyMemory reviewed v9.28.1886 (February 2010) on Feb 9, 2010

The quality of files are undeniable. It is MUST-HAVE for gamers.

But the size of installer is big, while Microsoft did not remove superseded (version) files.

AzureSky

AzureSky reviewed v9.28.1886 (February 2010) on Feb 8, 2010

Yes you do need the redistro if you want to ensure that all components that can be updated are, the web installer has a habit of missing some components in my experience, its best to just grab the latist redistro installer when it comes out and save it incase you endup needing it :)

note: this is a must if you play games.

jorgosch

jorgosch reviewed v9.28.1886 (February 2010) on Feb 8, 2010

Get the web installer instead from their homepage. For my Windows 7 x64 installation it downloaded a whooping 1MB instead of the huge redistributable.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v9.27.1734 (August 2009) on Sep 10, 2009

"you can't live without this."

Sure you can. In most cases the game/tech that requires this will include it anyway and install for you.

juan726

juan726 reviewed v9.26.1590 (March 2009) on Aug 1, 2009

juan_david726@hotmail.com

nolose

nolose reviewed v9.26.1590 (March 2009) on May 23, 2009

jojo aver si anda

enmaai507

enmaai507 reviewed v9.26.1590 (March 2009) on Mar 30, 2009

there is really no rating to this, its core of windows systems, you can't live without this.

anomoly

anomoly reviewed v9.26.1590 (March 2009) on Mar 25, 2009

When windows becomes open source-NEVER-then u can complain about this not being so

sorlag

sorlag reviewed v9.26.1590 (March 2009) on Mar 24, 2009

@PagingDrLeoMarvin: So youre giving it a bad rating cause it isn't opensource?
Please don't troll around here PagingDrLeoMarvin.

DirectX is a set of good quality librarys... deserves a 5.

war593122

war593122 reviewed v9.26.1590 (March 2009) on Mar 24, 2009

March 2009:

http://www.microsoft.com...-4032-a207-c693d210f616

PagingDrLeoMarvin

PagingDrLeoMarvin reviewed vNovember 2008 (9.25.1476) on Nov 11, 2008

IMO, I would prefer it to be open source. Interoperability is important to me.

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