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I am trying to install FSX on my Windows 10 PC. After it installs, I get a message saying that FSX cannot run because DirectX 9 isn't installed. I found DirectX 9 from the Microsoft website but when I tried to install, a message said that it is only compatible with an older version of Windows. I tried running "As Administrator" on both FSX and DirectX but with no luck.


If you can guide me in the right direction, that would be much appreciated.

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Re-install is not needed for that Stinger:), the dx9 installer is on the fsx disk 2.

Folder: DirectX9

Filename: dxsetup.exe


On his system that may not run either though.

Anyway, no whole reinstall needed of fsx.

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Nothing to do directly with either DX9 or Win10 not having DX9 . Win10 has all of the DirectX files.


DX9.0c is not a single file. That is the title of the older installer.


There are many DX9 files, and games select specific DX files that they run on.


The June2010 installer (bottom of post) has all the same DX9 files as the 2009 installer, but also has


the most recent DX9 files (d3dx9_42 & 43); the most recent DX10, and DX11 files.


Win7/8/8.1 all have three versions of DX - 9,10 & 11.


Win10 also has DirectX 12 (only two graphics related DX12 files that I am aware of atm).


I believe DX12 will be getting updates via Windows updates when available.


- The following is a list of the Direct X .dll's you will have when the files are up to date.

There are more DX files (Xinput and audio), but these are most of the graphics related Direct X .dll's


- Go to the Windows \ System 32 folder, (and SysWOW64 if you have 64bit).

They are in alphabetical order and will start with d3dx9_24 > 43 . Then d3dx10_33 > 43

& finally d3dx11_42 > 43.

There should also be - d3d9, d3d10 and d3d11. These come before the D3Dcompilers - 33>43.


The DirectX Web installer will install any 'missing' DX files


(generally more useful with a 'clean' Windows 7 install, as it was released a bit before the most recent files.


I can't comment on clean Win8/8.1/10 but would hope that MS has there act together enough to


have included the 'latest' files - from way back in June 2010).


Download DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer from Official Microsoft Download Center


The full DX installer (June 2010) overwrites all DX files.


This is the best option if all files are installed and there is suspicion of a corrupt file, but obviously can


be used instead of the Web Installer.


Download Details - Microsoft Download Center - DirectX Redist (June 2010)

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