Attention: DirectX 9.0c is no longer required as a pre-requisite for the latest Version/release of any of our products. This information is provided only for users of older versions.
Look for the latest DirectX End-User Runtime (NOT the Software Developers Kit SDK which has a lot extra files you don't need ). Installation typically takes 20 to 40 minutes to complete. The download is approximately 90-100 Megabytes. Important Note: Microsoft often releases updates to DirectX without updating the version number or letter so be sure to install the latest release even if your version is technically the same.
Latest DirectX End-User Runtime (FREE from Microsoft Download Center).
Sort the resulting list Newest to Oldest. Then pick the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer.
The description of this download MUST say "Microsoft DirectX End-User Runtime provides updates to 9.0c" (see Figure 1.). Note that the release date listed may change over time.
A few users in the DirectX forums have reported that DirectX would not install on their machine and are getting this error message:
Error: (32) - The process cannot access the file because it is being used by another process.
You can try rebooting your computer, then proceed directly to the DirectX Install before starting any other programs.
If that still fails, a reported solution is to boot the computer in Safe Mode , then run the DirectX installer. Choose Safe Mode with Networking if you are going to use the DirectX Web Installer link above.