3 Replies Latest reply on Aug 4, 2015 10:13 AM by cwinning

    Direct X 9.0c end of life?

    yyzguy Rookie

      I am seeing the result of Shavlik Scans showing DirectX 9.0c as being End of Life 7/14/2015 on Windows 7 and Windows 2008 R2 systems. What I don't see is any method to remove or update DirectX 9.0c on these systems.  It seems this component is baked into the OS.  I haven't been able to find any Microsoft documentation on how to deal with this, though there are plenty of third party sites that have information on removing it (with varying degrees of success). Microsoft offers KB2670838 (Platform Update) which possibly installs newer versions of DirectX, but my systems already show that as being installed (MSWU-716) Any suggestions on how to mitigate this issue?

        • 1. Re: Direct X 9.0c end of life?
          cwinning CommunityTeam

          Hello,

           

          From what I can see, Direct X 9.0c was packaged with Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, and Windows XP x64 Edition. Also, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 include DirectX 9.0c components.  Because these are pre-installed components of the OS, you cannot safely remove them.


          As of now, we do have any suggestions on how to remove Direct X 9.0c.


          Thanks,

          Charles



          • 2. Re: Direct X 9.0c end of life?
            yyzguy Rookie

            That's kind of what I figured.  I guess I don't understand Microsoft reasoning.  If Winows Vista, 7, 8 and 8.1 are still supported products, it seems they should have an update for those components (or a way to remove them) instead of referring to them as end of life.  (They supported IE 6 until the end of life for XP).

            • 3. Re: Direct X 9.0c end of life?
              cwinning CommunityTeam

              Yeah, it doesn't make much sense, there are a lot of theories out there why it is needed and others on how to manually remove it, but nothing official from Microsoft.

               

              Thanks,

              Charles