Download DirectX 9, 10, 11 Offline Installers

DirectX is a collection of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for enhancing multimedia. In the beginning, there were several multimedia APIs released by Microsoft in the name of Direct including Direct 2D, Direct 3D, DirectSound, DirectWrite, DXGI, DirectInput, DirectPlay, DirectMusic and so on. Later on Microsoft released all these APIs collection in just one package called DirectX.

Interestingly, the name Xbox also comes from DirectX as Xbox uses the technologies introduced in DirectX. Although DirectX is installed and included in all versions of Windows including Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. The default version of DirectX is different in every version of Windows. Here’s the Windows version and its default DirectX installed version:

DirectX logos

DirectX 2.0a (ver. 4.03) –> Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0

DirectX 5.2 (ver. 4.05) –> Windows 98, Windows CE

DirectX 6.1a (ver. 4.06.03) –> Windows 98 exclusive

DirectX 7 (ver. 4.07.00) –> Windows 2000

Direct 7.1 (ver. 4.07.01) –> Windows ME

DirectX 8.1 (ver. 4.08) –> Windows XP and Windows Server 2003

DirectX 9.0c (ver. 4.09) –> Windows XP SP2 and SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP1, Windows Server 2003 R2

DirectX 10.1 (ver. 6.00) –> Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008

DirectX 11 –> Windows 7 SP1, Windows Server 2008 R2

DirectX 11.1 –> Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Server 2012

DirectX 11.2 –> Windows 8.1, Windows RT, Windows Server 2012 R2

* Windows 10 will come with DirectX 12.

These are only the major updates that I have listed. There were quite a few other updates and versions which were either minor or Operating System specific. If you want to know more about all the versions of DirectX, you may visit this Wikipedia page.

If you are a hardcore gamer or a multimedia enthusiast, then you will love every bit of the new versions of DirectX. If you are still using Windows XP, just update its DirectX to the latest version and see the different yourself. Same thing applies to Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

If you want to know the version of DirectX installed on your computer, just go to Run –> dxdiag

The new window will show you details about installed DirectX components in your computer.

DirectX dxdiag

Here are are providing direct download link to the full offline installers of DirectX 9, 10, 11 and 11.2.

Download DirectX 9 (June 2010 redistributable) [95.6 MB]

Download DirectX 10

Downlaod DirectX 11 for Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows 7 [572 MB]

Download DirectX 11 web installer

The web installer will automatically download the right and latest version of DirectX for your Windows computer. It can also be useful in case you are having problems with the DirectX installation like missing DLLs etc. You can just download and install the setup on top of existing installation and everything will be ok. If you are still having problems, kindly let us know through comments and we will try to solve your problems.

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