The Microsoft DirectX® End-User Runtime provides updates to 10 and previous versions of Direct X — the core Windows® technology that drives high-speed multimedia and games on the PC.
The program was only available for Vista and not XP. In order to make Microsoft DirectX 10 compatible with Windows XP, you need to make a lot of changes to various system files responsible for creating the display on your screen (also called rendering). There are some hacks available out there to enable version 10’s features on XP and they often work for particular setups – however, this does not mean they will work in all circumstances. In other words, use them at your own peril: there is no official release from Microsoft for running DirectX 10 or DirectX 11 on XP.
The tool is included in Windows Vista. There is no stand-alone update package for this version. You can update DirectX by installing the service pack and update listed below.
The app is included in Windows Vista SP1 or later, and Windows Server SP1 or later. There is no stand-alone update package for this version. You can update DirectX by installing the service pack and update listed below. To upgrade Direct X further, you will need to upgrade your operating system.
Microsoft DirectX 10 is licensed as Freeware for Windows PC (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system/platform from components without restrictions. DirectX10 is available to all software users as a free download!