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You should read these fix ideas when you get an error while loading DirectX for Win XP. Windows XP has never had anything newer than DirectX 9.0c with Shader Model 3.0. Even if you had a DX10, 11, or 12 card, the latter would still be limited to DX9. 0c on XP.
Does XP have DirectX?
DirectX 9 DirectX 9 was released in 2002 for Windows 98, Me and XP and is currently supported by all later versions.
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The Microsoft DirectX® End-User Runtime installs a set of learning libraries from the old DirectX SDK for certain games using D3DX9, D3DX10, D3DX11, XAudio 2.7, XInput 1.3, XACT, Managed, and/or DirectX 1.1. Please note that this package does not in any way control the DirectX runtime installed on your trusted Windows operating system.
- Today, Microsoft DirectX® is included in Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.0, Windows 8.1, Windows, and ten Windows Server equivalents. This end-user DirectX runtime does not change the version of DirectX, but is limited to a set of additional parallel technologies that originate from the old DirectX SDK and are almost still used in some older games. See https://aka.ms/dxsetup for a detailed explanation.
Note that Desktop Bridge applications using D3DX9, D3DX10, D3DX11, XAudio 2.7, XInput 1.3, or XACT must use the Microsoft the.DirectX.x86/Microsoft.DirectX.x64 framework to deploy these DirectX SDK components in parallel. In addition, developers can remove all these dependencies. Microsoft see the docs for more information.
Can I install DirectX 10 on Windows XP?
DirectX is hardcoded into the OS on deployment, so you can’t just install DirectX 10 or 11 on XP because it won’t work.
Supported operating system
Windows Server 2008, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2003 SP1, Windows Server 2004 SP2, Windows 7, Windows XP SP2, Windows Vista