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> Subject: Last DirectX for WinXP SP3 x86? 9.0c or 9.0d?
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G > When I went to find the latest DirectX it appeared
G > that 9.0c was the last "vintage" for WinXP.
DHL > Why are you Multi-Posting to all those news
DHL > groups and not one is a m.p.directx.* news
DHL > group ? They exist!
DHL > For example:
DHL > What does m.p.windowsxp.setup_deployment
DHL > have to with an update of an OS sub-component ?
G > What would Windows XP setup and deployment
G > have to do with setting up a Microsoft windows
G > component called DirectX?
G > Surely you jest.
DHL > This is NOT a case of [you] installing
DHL > Windows XP from scratch nor deploying
DHL > WinXP in an evironment.
Perhaps not in the traditional IT sense of operating
a corporate update server and pushing everything
from there to each machine... However, I'm
trying to build an ideal "master" for cloning
to my little "fleet" of identical OEM computers.
DHL > You are discussing updating a
DHL > sub-component of WinXP (that happens
DHL > to exist in multiple OS versions ) and
DHL > thus m.p.windowsxp.setup_deployment
DHL > is not a valid news group.
Even if it were not as extremely OS dependent
as it is, I would still disagree with your view.
G > Every usenet group on the list is about Windows XP.
DHL > That doesn't make it correct to post to all
DHL > of them and you failed to even post in the
DHL > m.p.directx.* hierarchy. If you are going to
DHL > discuss DirectX under XP [then] look under
DHL > m.p.directx.* for an appropriate news group.
Perhaps you are approaching this as a software
developer based on the platform this creates.
You suggest approaching it beginning as a platform.
I am approaching this as a user and see it only
as a necessity extension of WinXP for general
If somebody is trying to build a good general-purpose
master system to clone, you would force them
to go to specific usenet groups for each of the
little extensions like Adobe, Java, Codecs, MSE, etc.
Aren't you being a rediculous purist in that sense?
The hierarchy options under microsoft.public.directx:
graphics audio video misc input_devices and
app_compat ( last post May 7 2010 )
( d3dx9_38.dll was discussed in 2008 relative to 64 bit XP )
( D3D9D.dll on XP was apparently only a DEBUG version, in SDK.)
G > As I assume you KNOW, Windows XP support is
G > coming to a close next year.
DHL > That's a moot point.
I disagree. I think that's a GIGANTIC point!
G > On top of that, usenet newsgroups have been
G > collapsing for lack of use. Usenet itself is fading as well.
G > Rounding up the last and best versions of
G > Windows installs and updates should be of
G > interest to anybody associated with Windows XP.
G > If you're going to just walk away from Windows XP
G > then why would you care about these issues?
Context restored at no charge.
Thanks for your help, David.
Apparently the DXDIAG.EXE utility is in C:/WINDOWS/System32
and shows that WinXP Pro SP3 x86 has 9.0c as standard.
I made the mistake before of searching for DXDIAG using the
built in SEARCH for files function which was not indexing
system and hidden files. I'm working on that.
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