Full Download DirectX 11 for Windows 7 or Vista

Posted by kalil on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 with No comments

You might know Microsoft has evolved a long way in improving their new OS Windows 7 by coming up with new builds and loads of changes embedded with it.Microsoft has also brought new changes in field of Direct X era to implement latest graphic card features for a wide variety of Hi-end games and Digitalised features.
After making DirectX 10 available for Windows Vista,now Microsoft has been working on getting DirectX 11 with Direct 3D 11 to existence.Earlier i had blogged that Win Xp users can make use of Warp 10 3d to make use of DirectX10 effects using a DirectX 9 based graphic card as Direct X 11 is not available for Xp Users.What is DirectX 11 ? DirectX 11 is the a collection of APIs (application programming interfaces) for handling tasks related to graphics and multimedia, especially in game and video, on Windows andMicrosoft platforms. Examples of DirectX API includes Direct3D, DirectDraw, DirectWrite, Direct2D, DirectMusic, DirectPlay, DirectCompute and DirectSound.
DirectX runtime is essential component of Windows which allows software application to take advantage of the enhanced and latest technology in graphic processing unit (GPU) like the  58XX series from ATI. DirectX 11 is incorporated and bundled in Windows 7 so you don’t need to do anything with this.But Vista isDirectX 10 so update your Vista with the DirectX 11 by performing a Platform update given below.
DirectX 11 features DirectCompute for GPGPU hardware accelerate parallel computing scenarios support, hardware tessellation support, hardware acceleration for 2D, 3D and text-based scenarios support, and improved multi-threading support to better utilize multi-core processors. DirectX 11 also adds XPS Library for document printing scenarios.
Direct X 11 also has full backward-compatibility with DirectX 9, DirectX 9Ex, DirectX 10 and DirectX 10.1, where multi-threaded resource handling can be supported on Direct3D 9/10/10.1-class hardware.DirectX 11 is released via Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library KB971512 update for Windows Vista SP2. The easiest way to upgrade and install DirectX 11 is through Windows Update, but the standalone setup installers for KB971512 are also available for free download via Microsoft Download Center.Links are given below.
Windows 7/Direct 3D 11 Technical preview is a part of DirectX SDK and mainly contains a preview of Direct2D, DirectWrite, DXGI 1.1.Most important is that its available in DirectX End-user Runtimes.Currently Windows 7/Direct3D 11 (DirectX 11) is supported only on Windows 7 and now can be made on Windows Vista via Windows update
dx1 300x230 Download DirectX 11 for Windows 7 or Vista
Download Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library (with DirectX 11) KB971512 Update – to get Direct 11
KB971512 for Windows Vista, x86-based versions: Windows6.0-KB971512-x86.msu
KB971512 for Windows Vista, x64-based versions: Windows6.0-KB971512-x64.msu
The Platform Update for Windows Vista (KB971644) also contains update and enhancement to the following technologies, all of which can be installed via Windows Update and has standalone update package available for download on Microsoft Download Center (available via KB links):
  • Windows Automation API (KB971513) – enables accessibility tools and test automations to access the Windows user interface in a smooth way across operating system versions.
  • Windows Portable Devices Platform (KB971514) – supplies the infrastructure to standardize data transfers between an application and a portable device, such as a mobile phone, a digital camera, or a portable media player.
  • Windows Ribbon and Animation Manager Library (KB960362) – contains the following features of Windows Ribbon API, a command framework that enables developers to quickly and easily create rich ribbon experiences in their applications, and Windows Animation Manager API, an animation framework for managing the scheduling and execution of user interface element animations.