Drivers Video DirectX for Windows

DirectX for Windows 9.29.1974 for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 3.3 (161 votes)

File Details

File Size 0.3 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/9x/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 113,678
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.

This is the DirectX Web install.

Latest Reviews

SEABOY101

SEABOY101 reviewed v9.29.1974 on Apr 20, 2011

I'm Anti-BAR so NOOOO

niknetpc

niknetpc reviewed v9.29.1974 on Apr 20, 2011

It's Bing toolbar installer for now,nothing more..no changes for DirectX

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v9.29.1973 on Dec 1, 2010

Somewhat confused as to what exactly is on offer here. Does anyone know as it's changed from yesterday.BTW I hate with a vengeance the Bing toolbar, or any toolbar to be honest.

nvic

nvic reviewed v9.29.1973 on Dec 1, 2010

Only enhancement here: added bloatware. I'll pass.

I wonder how long before .NET starts packing a toolbar...

cekicen

cekicen reviewed v9.29.1973 on Dec 1, 2010

bing bar, no thanks.

Young Strider

Young Strider reviewed v9.29.1973 on Dec 1, 2010

LOL!

CobraPL

CobraPL reviewed v9.29.1973 on Dec 1, 2010

No files to update (since DX Jun2010). But Bing bar is there !

Sorb

Sorb reviewed v9.29.1973 on Dec 1, 2010

Eeeew, this now comes with Bing Bar. Yuck! It looks like that is the only "improvement". Thanks Microsoft but NO THANKS.

DarkRats

DarkRats reviewed vAugust 2008 (9.24.1400) on Aug 11, 2008

Only the Web Installer is currently available. People keep posting links to older versions, like the June/08 one, or the Aug/07, or even the Feb/08 version. The full installation files may take up to a week or so to show up at MS.

Cris3

Cris3 reviewed vFebruary 2007 on Mar 10, 2008

It's been a year since the last reviews and things have improved.

Avg. Rating 3.3 (161 votes)
Your Rating
SEABOY101

SEABOY101 reviewed v9.29.1974 on Apr 20, 2011

I'm Anti-BAR so NOOOO

niknetpc

niknetpc reviewed v9.29.1974 on Apr 20, 2011

It's Bing toolbar installer for now,nothing more..no changes for DirectX

Input Overload

Input Overload reviewed v9.29.1973 on Dec 1, 2010

Somewhat confused as to what exactly is on offer here. Does anyone know as it's changed from yesterday.BTW I hate with a vengeance the Bing toolbar, or any toolbar to be honest.

nvic

nvic reviewed v9.29.1973 on Dec 1, 2010

Only enhancement here: added bloatware. I'll pass.

I wonder how long before .NET starts packing a toolbar...

cekicen

cekicen reviewed v9.29.1973 on Dec 1, 2010

bing bar, no thanks.

Young Strider

Young Strider reviewed v9.29.1973 on Dec 1, 2010

LOL!

CobraPL

CobraPL reviewed v9.29.1973 on Dec 1, 2010

No files to update (since DX Jun2010). But Bing bar is there !

Sorb

Sorb reviewed v9.29.1973 on Dec 1, 2010

Eeeew, this now comes with Bing Bar. Yuck! It looks like that is the only "improvement". Thanks Microsoft but NO THANKS.

DarkRats

DarkRats reviewed vAugust 2008 (9.24.1400) on Aug 11, 2008

Only the Web Installer is currently available. People keep posting links to older versions, like the June/08 one, or the Aug/07, or even the Feb/08 version. The full installation files may take up to a week or so to show up at MS.

Cris3

Cris3 reviewed vFebruary 2007 on Mar 10, 2008

It's been a year since the last reviews and things have improved.

pforbes

pforbes reviewed vFebruary 2007 on Jul 29, 2007

Wrong entry. Please disregard. Thanks.

slickandy

slickandy reviewed vFebruary 2007 on Feb 6, 2007

If you're having problems with WGA, try getting the full install (44MB) from here: http://www.microsoft.com...A050&displaylang=en

zridling

zridling reviewed vFebruary 2007 on Feb 5, 2007

Oh that's hilarious. When I try to download this, Microsoft tells me my copy of Windows isn't valid. Silly Microsoft, I already paid you fools!

Shrekmachine

Shrekmachine reviewed vJanuary 2007 on Jan 9, 2007

@c4p0ne You use it for 15 years now and you never paid? No admiring from my side!
If you use it, pay for it! Or go for free alternatives. *Shaking head*

c4p0ne

c4p0ne reviewed vJanuary 2007 on Jan 8, 2007

It's still version 9. DirecX 10 IS NOT planned to EVER be released on Windows XP based systems due to the vicious nature of Microsoft planning to try and STRONG ARM you into purchasing Windows Vista. Those silicon wankers can strong-arm my balls since I'll never pay for an MS OS (going on strong 15+ years now without giving a single cent, ever!) :) :)

Anyway, just a standard update this is. Play latest games, bug fixes, etc.

busaman195

busaman195 reviewed vJanuary 2007 on Jan 8, 2007

This is just the web update for the DEC2006 release.

guti

guti reviewed vJanuary 2007 on Jan 8, 2007

Is that DX 9.0c, or 10.0?

RejZoR

RejZoR reviewed vAugust 2006 on Aug 4, 2006

Well it's still saying that i'm up to date even though i'm not.

dzjepp

dzjepp reviewed vAugust 2006 on Aug 4, 2006

Try this: http://download.microsof...4/directx_9c_redist.exe

juhani

juhani reviewed vAugust 2006 on Aug 4, 2006

Is there a changelog or anything to this?

bourgeoisdude

bourgeoisdude reviewed vAugust 2006 on Aug 4, 2006

Thats because the URL as of this moment is pointing to the wrong link. Download the "latest" one from here: http://www.microsoft.com...92A3&displaylang=en

jitgos

jitgos reviewed vAugust 2006 on Aug 4, 2006

It says a newer version has been found on my computer already and that no installation is necessary.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed vAugust 2006 on Aug 4, 2006

weird... this claims I already have the latest.

edit: bourgeoisdude, I get the same results with that link.

bourgeoisdude

bourgeoisdude reviewed vFebruary 2006 on Feb 9, 2006

Note: as of April 7, 2006, the latest directx is updated and can be found at http://www.microsoft.com...92A3&displaylang=en.

Don Juan

Don Juan reviewed vFebruary 2006 on Feb 8, 2006

I don't see whats wrong with rating every update. Some versions are total garbage, some are 5 star. People like to know if the new versions are garbage or not before they download.

SamppaX

SamppaX reviewed vFebruary 2006 on Feb 8, 2006

LoL.. =D

People, If you rate every update. You don't rate the actual program...

Without this. Windows is like a bird without wings.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed vFebruary 2006 on Feb 8, 2006

No issues.

The MAZZTer

The MAZZTer reviewed vFebruary 2006 on Feb 8, 2006

The December 2005 release added the ability for .NET programmers to take advantage of the power of DirectX in their .NET applications or games.

Your rating should be rated on the overall product, not just this specific update. The fact is, DirectX is ubiquitous now, and is used by nearly every commercial 3D PC game out there.

But they lose a point because I could never figure out how to program with it in unmanaged code, and they've removed DirectDraw docs from the latest SDKs. I want accellerated 2D, darnnit. :(

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed vFebruary 2006 on Feb 8, 2006

McCrap: What updates to DirectX 9c does it provide?

Nothing-- these monthlies are among some of the most useless updates: a handful of files had their date changed, while v.# & size remained the same. Now, i'm not gonna waste my time comparing files-- in the case of tiny changes beimg made & not reflected in general size and published version number.

I'm also getting real annoyed with the bugs & constant updates of validation, windows update & IE-- what a freakin' convoluted time sink & resource waste process for a simple friggin' download.

McCrap

McCrap reviewed vFebruary 2006 on Feb 8, 2006

What updates to DirectX 9c does it provide?

kmleow

kmleow reviewed v9.0a Updated on Mar 27, 2003

Now that 9.0a is officially back again.

I have a question,
How come the redistributable version is still 9.0 without the (a)?? and Microsoft's official webpage still show the release date of redistributable version as last year, December 2002.

gadean

gadean reviewed v9.0a Updated on Mar 26, 2003

On my pc this runs a lot better than VMWare. We'll see what changes are to come in the future now that it's been obtained by Microsoft.

meulie

meulie reviewed v9.0a on Mar 26, 2003

Microsoft has withdrawn the 9.0a release (for the moment). No reason given...

pplchamp

pplchamp reviewed v9.0a on Mar 25, 2003

Um, excuse me? The Radeon 9700 and 9800 are fully DirectX compatible and compliant. That is why DX9 was released, because ATI was releasing DX9 cards. Just becuae nVidia's vaccum cleaner sounding card is not out yet, does not mean there are no DirectX 9 cards out there.

freedomfighter

freedomfighter reviewed v9.0a on Mar 25, 2003

Well ok its an update, but there are few manufactures using the DX9 APIs at present anyway.. makes you wonder why the update from 8,.1-9 was bought in so soon.. and for the ATI Kiods in here, no ATI cards (including Radeon) dont make full use of it either.

hankook

hankook reviewed v9.0a on Mar 25, 2003

svds

MadEx2k2

MadEx2k2 reviewed v9.0a on Mar 24, 2003

dcowern, indeed I had that service disabled to save memory. Set it to manual, started it and it's installing right now just fine. Thanks for the help! ;)

kmleow

kmleow reviewed v9.0a on Mar 24, 2003

Now, I checked Microsoft's official website,
it states the version as 9.0,
without the "a".
And the release date is December 2002.
So where is this 9.0a from?

I do not want to waste my time downloading something huge and getting nothing new from it.

dcowern

dcowern reviewed v9.0a on Mar 24, 2003

To the poster below: I had the same problem. There are two possible solutions.

1. If you have disabled cryptographic services, re-enable them. Having them set to disabled will cause the error you described. Enable it, reboot, and try installing again.

2. If the above doesn't work then there is probably a problem with the \windows\system32\catroot2 directory. Rename the folder to rename the directory to catroot2bak, reboot, and try installing again.

Hope this helps. -- Dave

Alex T.

Alex T. reviewed v9.0a on Mar 24, 2003

Sweet.

AgingBoomer

AgingBoomer reviewed v9.0 on Dec 20, 2002

Dont install this if you are using Windows Messenger 4.7.105 ! You wont be able to audio or video conference anymore. I had to restore to get it back.

Practice

Practice reviewed v9.0 on Dec 20, 2002

I have the same problem with Windows Messenger on both of my systems. I don't care though, it doesn't work half of the time anyway.

Devil24

Devil24 reviewed v9.0 on Dec 20, 2002

No problems at all... this thing works great and the Radeon 9700 Pro using the new Catalyst 3.0 drivers alongside the DX9 feels and plays a lot better... I've noticed a performance improvement of about 8-10% on my rig using a Athlon XP 2400+ @ 2600+ on most games.

For those who are experiencing probs with the web setup download, that's normal during the first hours after a new release from MS... their servers get clogged due to many people d'loading crap from them.

tylerj99

tylerj99 reviewed v9.0 on Dec 20, 2002

The software seems to run great - but now my windows messenger doesn't work! Someone thing about memory not being able to be written. Has anyone else encountered this problem????

darthbeads

darthbeads reviewed v9.0 on Dec 20, 2002

Why are people basing their reviews on the ease/ability of download from MS? This is a totally irrelevant issue from the DX9 software itself. Keep it topical. DX9 is great -- can't wait until a Detonator driver supports it!

F1Racer

F1Racer reviewed v9.0 on Dec 20, 2002

"Reviewed by: bourgeoisdude
Date: December 9th, 2002 8:30 PM

No problems so far...Much better than the beta's. REMEMBER THAT YOU CANNOT UNINSTALL DIRECTX WITHOUT REINSTALLING WINDOWS! "

Not so. Try DirectX Buster. Works perfectly to uninstall DirectX and reinstall the OS default version.

Black-Wolf

Black-Wolf reviewed v9.0 on Dec 20, 2002

Finally, it's out!!

rbailin

rbailin reviewed v9.0 on Dec 20, 2002

This is indeed the final release of DirectX 9.0

You can download a standalone version (does not require an internet connection) from the link in the "Notes" section of http://microsoft.com/win...ctx/downloads/drx90.asp

pperkiro

pperkiro reviewed v9.0 on Dec 20, 2002

Funny I loaded this on multiple PCs with absolutly no problems. If this isn't final then why did all of us MS beta testers get an email from MS saying it was. As far as someone saying that a MS rep even says they are nuts for installing it. Get a new rep that knows whats going on. Just my $0.02

freegoo

freegoo reviewed v9.0 on Dec 20, 2002

Solid release. Whats up with the web setup program? For users that need to setup a proxy this just sucks.

Orlando

Orlando reviewed v9.0 on Dec 20, 2002

I just rebooted my computer again and now DXDIAG seems to be working fine (see my other message below). You might want to reboot your computer a second time after installing DirectX9. Also, if you're using a Matrox graphics card, you might want to disable Matrox's Powerdesk program that runs in the background. Powerdesk seems to slow down all DX9 functions tremendously! Glad it works now anyway. :-)

bourgeoisdude

bourgeoisdude reviewed v9.0 RC 0 Public Beta on Dec 9, 2002

No problems so far...Much better than the beta's. REMEMBER THAT YOU CANNOT UNINSTALL DIRECTX WITHOUT REINSTALLING WINDOWS!

Flawless

Flawless reviewed v9.0 RC 0 Public Beta on Nov 20, 2002

no problems so far

Bryanm

Bryanm reviewed v9.0 RC 0 Public Beta on Nov 14, 2002

Well, it downloaded and installed fine on Win XP Pro. I would like to benchmark my system to see if anything improved, but, 3dmark isn't dx9 compatible. My games run fine so no problems so far for this beta release.

khnaveed

khnaveed reviewed v9.0 RC 0 Public Beta on Nov 13, 2002

Great Improvement and Download Successfully !
DX 9 got my 100% vote !!

orfie18

orfie18 reviewed v9.0 RC 0 Public Beta on Nov 13, 2002

Tried to run on some programs and refused to work, kept requiring 8.1 but still seems to be ok.

ynjhs

ynjhs reviewed v9.0 RC 0 Public Beta on Nov 13, 2002

I had trouble with this, as I could not even download the file(s). "Setup could not download the file. Please retry later or check network connection". And I assure you, everything else works fine.

Besk

Besk reviewed v9.0 RC 0 Public Beta on Nov 13, 2002

So far I´ve been testing dx9 on Colin McRae 2.
- And NOW all crispi gfx was gone.
- Improvements, FSP=35-50 using:
2048x1546x32 all detalis set on max
Sorry for my bad language, I´m swedish.

B E S K
Binära Ettor Sekvens Kalkylator
Besk was the fastest computer in the world,
only for a week.
Besk was made and developed in Sweden 1958
same year I was born...

lex brugman

lex brugman reviewed v9.0 RC 0 Public Beta on Nov 13, 2002

Do i need a betplace id?

DJSatane

DJSatane reviewed v9.0 RC 0 Public Beta on Nov 13, 2002

I cannot download the installation, I get the small exe file from MS site and that runs and tries to connect and download DirectX 8MB file but it just stalls...........

HEH, nice job MS, cant get anything.

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