Microsoft has released an important hotfix update KB2028560 for Windows 7 and Windows 2008 server. This particular update is intended to provide performance improvements for the graphics platform (i.e to improve the performance of DirectX 11 in Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 R2). This update also addresses the issue with Windows Live products when you have installed the Windows Internet Explorer 9 beta or preview build version on your computer. Instead of uninstalling IE9 when you face issues with Live products, I suggest you to download and install this hotfix and it should solve the issue for you. In fact Microsoft has also said that this update KB2028560 must be installed in order to support features in “upcoming release of an IE 9 platform preview build”.
Although the update is supposed to be an update for DirectX 11, it only includes files that are related to DirectX 10.1, DirectWrite and Direct2D. The gamers who have installed this update have reported no major improvements in DirectX 11 though they seem to have noticed a good fps increase in DirectX10 or DirectX10.1 based games.
KB2028560 Download Link:
Windows 7 (Windows6.1-KB2028560-v2-x86.msu- 1.4 MB) – Validation required