The DirectX 9 SDK (Software Development Kit) features updates to the DirectX SDK by Microsoft. This release includes samples, tools, software utilities and debuggers for both Windows 32-bit and Windows 64-bit platforms.
The Microsoft Developer Center includes additional documentation and helpfiles including a README for updates.
Installation Notes for Windows Vista:
Running Microsoft_DirectX_SDK.msi instead of setup.exe will require you to run it as administrator. If you install by using setup.exe instead of the MSI, you will be prompted for elevated permissions before the installation can succeed.
Installation Notes for All Platforms:
This SDK installs on Windows XP, Windows XP 64-bit, Windows 2003 and Windows Vista, Windows 7 32-bit and Windows 7 64-bit.
Features and improvements of DirectX SDK Download:
DirectX Software Development Kit is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from programming software without restrictions. DirectX Software Development Kit 9.29.1962 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Microsoft.
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