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DirectX End-User Runtimes (April 2006) Full Download

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This download provides the DirectX end-user redistributable that developers can include with their product. This update includes the DirectX for Managed Code Update from the DirectX SDK Update (December 2005).
  • Details

    Version:
    Date Published:

    DX

    4/6/2006

    File name:
    File size:

    directx_apr2006_redist.exe

    52.0 MB

      This download provides the DirectX end-user multi-languaged redistributable that developers can include with their product. The redistributable license agreement covers the terms under which developers may use the Redistributable. For full details please review the DirectX SDK EULA.txt and DirectX Redist.txt files located in the license directory.

      This package is localized into Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and English.
  • System Requirements

    Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Advanced Server, Windows 2000 Professional Edition , Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows ME, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2 (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter Edition (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003 R2 Datacenter x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise Edition (32-Bit x86), Windows Server 2003 R2 Enterprise x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard x64 Edition , Windows Server 2003 R2 x64 editions, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 x64 editions, Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition for 64-Bit Itanium-Based Systems, Windows Server 2003, Datacenter x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition for Itanium-based Systems, Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86), Windows Server 2003, Standard x64 Edition, Windows Server 2003, Web Edition, Windows Small Business Server 2003 , Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows XP Home Edition , Windows XP Home Edition N, Windows XP Media Center Edition, Windows XP Professional Edition, Windows XP Professional N, Windows XP Professional x64 Edition , Windows XP Service Pack 1, Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Starter Edition, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition


  • Install Instructions

      1. Click the Download button on this page to start the download, or select a different language from the Change language drop-down list and click Go.
      2. Do one of the following:
        • To start the installation immediately, click Run.
        • To save the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save.
        • To cancel the installation, click Cancel.
  • Additional Information


      • The DirectX redist installation includes all the latest and previous released DirectX runtime. This includes the bi-monthly D3DX, XInput, and Managed DirectX components.
      • The DirectX runtime cannot be uninstalled. We recommend Windows Me and Windows XP users create a "System Restore" point before installing. For information on creating a restore point, please refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:

      • Windows Millennium Edition: Microsoft Knowledge Base article 267951.
        Windows XP: Microsoft Knowledge Base article 310405.
      • This update is recommended for users that do not have internet connection during installation

      • If you would like the websetup version of the runtime package, please click here.

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