How to Install DirectX 9 / 9.0c on Windows XP or Server 2003 R2

It’s easy to install DirectX 9 on a legacy Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 R2 system using the official Microsoft end-user installation package.

To install, download the DirectX 9 Installer directly from Microsoft from the following page:

Run the downloaded file to extract the package contents. In the folder where the contents were extracted, run DXSETUP.exe.

This guide applies to:

  • Windows XP (SP3)
  • Windows Server 2003 R2
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