Official DirectX 9.0c June 2010 Offline setup (dxsetup.exe)

Windows 10 comes with DirectX 11 installed by default however that version of DirectX doesn’t work very well with old software (games or CAD) you need DirectX 9.0c. Microsoft just removed the online installer for DirectX 9.0c making it very difficult to find.

Here’s the official Microsoft full (offline) setup for DirectX 9 (9.0c), released June 2010…

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AutoCAD 2002 setup stuck at very end

If you are installing AutoCAD 2002 and your setup is just sitting there right at the end at about 99% complete showing “Please wait, installation in progress”…

  1. Start Task Manager (right click on the Windows Taskbar and click “Start Task Manager”
  2. In Task Manager, make sure you have enabled the “Detailed view” 
  3. Pick the “Details” tab
  4. Search for all “msiexec.exe”
  5. Now look at all the msiexec.exe’s “PID” values
    1. Right click the msiexec.exe with the highest PID value (last run) and select “End Process Tree”
      1. Now check the AutoCAD setup, is it continuing again?
      2. If not, repeat 5.1

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This app has been blocked for your protection

If you are receiving a Windows error like this while installing, running or updating AutoCAD…

This app has been blocked for your protection
Installing an LT 2009 sp blocked by Windows

You will need the latest version of the Longbow Converter – download here

  1. Start the Converter App
  2. Click the Tools Menu->Advanced->Disable Windows 10 AAM
  3. Now reboot and try your software again

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