Updating directx in vista
Will Direct X 11 be available for Windows Vista or Windows XP?
You shouldn’t try to delete individual Direct X files in the folders mentioned above.
Automatic Windows Updates Direct X 11.1 for Windows 7 SP1 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1Direct X 11.0 for Windows Vista SP2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2Direct X 9.0c for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003Troubleshooting Direct X Updates Community Q&A Microsoft Direct X is a set of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) that provide Windows programs and apps with the support needed to power video games and game programming on most Microsoft platforms.
Direct X is normally updated automatically through routine Windows Updates, but can also be downloaded and updated manually for select versions of Windows.
Since they’re so old, you’re probably not playing any modern games on them.
For the sake of completion, though, we’ll note that the latest version of Direct X for Vista is 11.0 with Service Pack 2.