I did some looking into this. Most downloads still work fine. The ones which take users to a Windows 10 download page seem to be redundant downloads in some way or related to web installers which may or may not work anymore. "dxwebsetup.exe" for instance cannot be downloaded as "DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer" as it will just take you to the Windows 10 download page, however, "DirectX 9.0c End-User Runtime" still works and is an older 9.0c archive meant only to work up to Windows XP. The EXACT same stuff normally downloaded by the "DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer" when run can still be downloaded as "DirectX End-User Runtimes (June 2010)" as a complete package instead, making the not working "DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer" trivial and pointless.
So... for the moment, as annoying as it is that Microsoft is just taking users straight to Windows 10 downloads instead of actually explaining WHY their requested download has been replaced as such, most of the working files you'd want are still there in some way, you just gotta dig a little deeper.
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