radioman you have no clue what you're talking about, first of all DirectX10 will NEVER be available for XP (not through Microsoft anyway), second, Windows 9x/ME IS
unsupported, do you honestly think just because you installed DirectX 9.0c it somehow magically work? ...
taken straight from microsoft.com:http://support.microsoft.com/w98
"Effective July 11, 2006, Windows 98, Windows 98 Second Edition, and Windows Me (and their related components) will transition to a non-supported status. After this date, Microsoft will no longer provide any incident support options or security updates. Microsoft is not offering a custom support agreement for these products."