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9% remove it91% keep it
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DirectX Update for Xp/Vista

What is DirectX Update for Xp/Vista?  (from Microsoft)

Microsoft DirectX is a group of technologies designed to make Windows-based computers an ideal platform for running and displaying applications rich in multimedia elements such as full-color graphics, video, 3D animation, and rich audio. DirectX includes security and performance updates, along with many new features ...  Read more


DirectX Update for Xp/Vista is a program developed by Microsoft. The setup package is about 1002.22 KB (1,026,277 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 50% of users of DirectX Update for Xp/Vista come from Russia, it is also popular in the United States and Republic Of Moldova.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\DirectX Update\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\DirectX Update\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 1002.22 KB

Program filesFiles installed by DirectX Update for Xp/Vista

  • dxwebsetup.exe - Microsoft(R) DirectX for Windows(R) (DirectX 9.0 Web setup)

How do I remove DirectX Update for Xp/Vista?

You can uninstall DirectX Update for Xp/Vista from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program DirectX Update for Xp/Vista, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove DirectX Update for Xp/Vista.

Win XP 59%
Win 10 14%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 58.93%
Windows 7 26.79%
Windows 10 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 58.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 21.43%
Windows 10 Pro 7.14%
Windows 7 Professional 3.57%
Windows 10 Home 1.79%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.79%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 50.00%
  United States 29.41%
  Republic Of Moldova 5.88%
  Sweden 4.41%
  UA 4.41%
  Germany 2.94%
  Kazakstan 2.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 31.91%
Acer 14.89%
Hewlett-Packard 10.64%
American Megatrends 8.51%
ASUS 6.38%
Toshiba 4.26%
Samsung 2.13%
Sahara 2.13%
Lenovo 2.13%
Dell 2.13%
Alienware 2.13%
Common models
Winfast AWRDACPI 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite L850-CJ... 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite 1955 4.35%
HP Split 13 x2 PC 4.35%
HP 530 Notebook PC(KP479A... 4.35%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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