Windows 7 comes with much advanced DirectX 11. Soon the DirectX 11 graphics cards from nVidia and AMD will be out on the market. Windows Vista users wont be let down by Microsoft because they have decided to make the DirectX 11 available for Windows Vista SP2 users and Windows Server 2008 SP2. Windows Vista Users will be able to access the new DirectX 11 package through the Platform Update for Windows Vista Beta. DirectX 11 is not just a single element, it is a group of technologies packed together.

Download DirectX 11 For Windows Vista SP2 & Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2The Platform Update for Windows Vista Beta offers the complete new DirectX package, allowing end users and developers to take advantage of components such as DirectWrite, Direct2D, Direct3D 11, Direct3D 10 Level 9, and DXGI 1.1. In addition, the download will also deliver Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library updates to the Windows Imaging Components, XPS Print API, and the XPS Rasterization Service.
After getting the Platform Update for Windows Vista Beta, customers can get the same DirectX technologies as of Windows 7 in Windows Vista SP2.

Users who are running Windows Vista RTM or Vista SP1 version need to have their operating systems updated to Windows Vista SP2 inorder to get the DirectX 11 update.From then on Platform Update for Windows Vista’s DirectX refresh will be included with the future service packs such as Windows Vista SP3 and afterwards.

The platform update for Windows Vista SP2 users will be provided through windows update. You can see the platform update offered via Windows Update as a Recommended one.
To get the platform update for Windows Vista SP2, Turn on you Windows Update Feature.

If you dont have Windows Vista Sp2 Download from the following links.
Download Windows Vista SP2 (x86) 32-bit Final

Download Windows Vista SP2 (x64) 64-bit Final

Download DirectX 11 for Windows 7 / Vista (SDK)

Download DirectX for Windows 7/ Windows Vista August 2009

Download DirectX 11 for Windows 7 / Vista (Web Installer)


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