Windows 10: Safe to install DirectX 9 on Windows 10?

  1.    07 Feb 2016 #1

    Safe to install DirectX 9 on Windows 10?

    Refreshing a friend's PC and they play some older games that require it.
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  2. Dude's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64
       07 Feb 2016 #2
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    Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB N 1607 x64
       09 Feb 2016 #3

    Yes, it's safe. In fact some games require it, especially older titles, and may refuse to run, crash, etc if it's not present. I actually recommend that you definitely install DX9 if you're a gamer. Download the file from Microsoft that is called 'dxwebsetup.exe'. You'll have to be Internet-connected to install it, it will download all needed DX9 files.
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  4.    09 Feb 2016 #4

    It's strange that it's not available as an install option under add programs and features. They have older .Net stuff in there, why not DX9?

    Either way, it's installed and working. Thanks all :)
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