DirectX 9.0 Final released
Microsoft has now released the final version of DirectX 9.0. The official page on the Microsoft servers is offline again, but the installation via the WebInstaller still works great.
After the installation and the subsequent restart, the DirectX Diagnostic Tool (DXDiag) asks whether the 'WHQL Certification Information 'should update. Once this is done, all DirectX files are displayed as 'Final Retail'.
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows XP
DirectX 9.0 End-User Runtime setup minimizes the download size but requires an internet connection during setup. The DirectX 9.0 Redist is available for download for those users that do not have an internet connection available during installation or Setup has trouble connecting to the Microsoft server.
The DirectX 9.0 runtime cannot be uninstalled. We recommend Windows Millennium and XP users create a 'System Restore' point before installing. For information on creating a restore point, please refer to the following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles:
Windows Millennium Edition: Microsoft Knowledge Base article 267951.
Windows XP: Microsoft Knowledge Base article 310405 .
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