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DirectX 11 is not available for Windows XP, and there is not going to be a official release in the future for XP. But you can do something to get your XP up to Directx 11 levels. First you will need a PC running Vista or Windows 7, and install DirectX 11 Installation files on those computers. You can't download from Microsoft DirectX 11, or Microsoft will just make it look like you are getting the update files, but you actually getting the same old 9c Directx files. Anyway, from those Vista and Windows 7 systems that have a working copy of DirectX 11 on them you will need to look at 2 folders on those systems. One is in the Windows folder called "WinSxS", and contains the libraries, and the other is the "DirectX for Managed Code" folder located in the .NET directory, that also contains the XML libraries. All you really need to do is copy and paste the libraries from the Vista and or Windows 7 folders into the Windows XP SP3 directories. Let us not forget that Vista is also just Windows XP with a Windows 7 theme. So Vista and XP are actually twin systems. And the latest release of DirectX 11 is Vista and Win7 compatible. I have personally done this and it works great, and also the DXDIAG screen shows the Directx 11 installed in the system as well.

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