DirectX 9 Wont Install on Windows 10 (1.2021)

Tarmik 1 Reputation point

Hi !

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

Seems to be broken.

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

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


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based on support comment should belong to technet forum.

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Windows 10 Compatibility
Windows 10: A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.Compatibility: The extent to which hardware or software adheres to an accepted standard.
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  1. abbodi86 3,866 Reputation points

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

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  2. Castorix31 82,116 Reputation points

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

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  3. Tarmik 1 Reputation point

    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


    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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