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How do you know if you have it installed? Under dxdiag it shows Directx11 as the only version. I tried installing Directx9 and the setup said succesful, so shouldn't dxdiag show Directx11 and Directx9?
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Dxdiag only show the latest DirectX installed.

If you have DirectX 11 you also have every previous version.
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Having the latest installed (DX11) also installs the previous versions thumb.gif
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Hmmmm alright thanks. I was under the impression it was supposed to say both in dxdiag and that you needed to have directx9 because not all the files were included in 11. I was having some problems with an older game so I thought that was it.
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Hmmmm alright thanks. I was under the impression it was supposed to say both in dxdiag and that you needed to have directx9 because not all the files were included in 11. I was having some problems with an older game so I thought that was it.


OP,

As others have mentioned, Windows 7 includes DirectX 9.
However, I usually install the latest DirectX 9.0c redistributable package just to make sure everything is up to date. It is 96 MB.

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8109
    
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