DirectX 9 Wont Install on Windows 10 (1.2021)

Tarmik 1 Reputation point
2021-01-28T13:13:45.607+00:00

Hi !

Cannot download "DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)", download link

http://download.microsoft.com/download/8/4/A/84A35BF1-DAFE-4AE8-82AF-AD2AE20B6B14/directx_Jun2010_redist.exe

Seems to be broken.

There was no mention about Windows 10 dropping support of Direct X 9

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/end-of-support/end-of-support-2019

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/end-of-support/end-of-support-2020

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/lifecycle/end-of-support/end-of-support-2021

So I would guess that this is accidentally deleted installation package from Microsoft , and Microsoft will restore it back ?

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Question originated from here:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-windows_install/directx-9-wont-install-on-windows-10-12021/8511cba9-01e7-4fbb-9d07-7629f82c3b60?tm=1611830781167

based on support comment should belong to technet forum.

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  1. abbodi86 3,866 Reputation points
    2021-01-28T15:48:55.71+00:00

    This has nothing to do with Windows 10 support
    MS blatantly removed most sha1-signed downloads without alternative

    https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/windows-it-pro-blog/sha-1-windows-content-to-be-retired-august-3-2020/ba-p/1544373

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  2. Castorix31 82,116 Reputation points
    2021-01-28T13:32:26.68+00:00

    You can find mirrors like DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)

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  3. Tarmik 1 Reputation point
    2021-01-28T13:35:28.64+00:00

    Yes, and we could even host DirectX installers by ourselves on our web servers - but we would prefer that Microsoft made installation would came from Microsoft itself, not from some 3rd party.


  4. AliceYang-MSFT 2,081 Reputation points
    2021-01-29T08:48:29.383+00:00

    Hi,

    I agree that it's an irresponsible behavior to retire products without providing alternatives.

    @Tarmik , perhaps you have to use the download link provided by Castorix31. We are sorry for the inconvenience brought to you.

    Personally, I think Microsoft should notify users that will be influenced by retired products in advance. A good example is Adobe. Adobe announced that it would stop supporting Flash at the end of 2020 in 2017, leaving enough time for users to find an alternative.

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