How to Update DirectX Without Internet

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DirectX is a collection of plug-ins and drivers that allow Windows-based computers to run gaming applications and video media players effectively. The DirectX software gathers all of the drivers needed for the specific program so it can produce rich multimedia such as sound, video, full color and 3-D performance in computer video games or video. DirectX also regularly updates your computer's security and performance. If you do not have an Internet connection on your computer and need to install the latest DirectX update, you can download the DirectX update elsewhere and install it onto your computer yourself.

Things You'll Need

  • Media to transfer DirectX update
  • Navigate to the Microsoft Download Center website on an Internet-enabled computer. Locate the "DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer" Web page, and click on "Download" to save the DirectX update to the computer. Click on a directory to save to, and click "Save" or "Save This Program to Disk." The DirectX download time will vary depending on the Internet connection.

  • Insert a media source into the computer such as a blank CD, DVD, SD card or USB drive. Transfer the DirectX update setup file to the removable media by right-clicking on the DirectX update installer and cursoring down to and selecting "File," and "Send To." Choose your removable media, and click on it to send the DirectX installer to it. Remove the removable media from your computer once finished.

  • Insert the removable media into the computer you want to install the DirectX onto, and transfer the DirectX update setup file to the computer. Double-click on the DirectX update setup file (dxwebsetup.exe), and click on the "Run" button when prompted. This will initialize the installation of DirectX onto the computer without the need of the Internet. Read the Terms of Use agreement, and click on the "I Accept the Agreement" button when finished reading. Click on the "Next" button when prompted, and click on the "Finish" button to finish the installation.

Tips & Warnings

  • Once you have installed the Direct X update to your computer, you will not be able to remove it later. Make a restore point on your computer if you think you would like to reverse the DirectX update in the future.

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