DirectX is a critical tool for Windows PCs that requires the D3DX9, D3DX10, D3DX11, XAudio 2.7, XInput 1.3, XACT, and/or Managed DirectX 1.1 libraries to be installed. It boosts GPU performance and works with the graphics and audio hardware of your PC. Today we will be sharing how you can download and install it on your Windows PCs. Without further ado, let’s check it out.

How to Check the DirectX Version Installed on Windows PCs

  • Windows comes with pre-installed Direct X. Follow the following instructions to check which version of DirectX is installed.
  • Open the Windows Run Dialog Box by pressing Windows + R.
  • Then type dxdiag and hit enter.
  • From the System Menu, and from there on the bottom of the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, it shows the DirectX Version installed on your computer.
  • That’s it!

So if your computer doesn’t have outdated DirectX installed, then check out how you can update DirectX to the latest version.

Download and install DirectX 12 on Windows PCs

  • Download the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer from the Microsoft Download Center.
  • Locate the downloaded package and double-click on it to begin the installer.
  • Next, confirm the UAC (User Account Control) and follow the on-screen wizard to finish the DirectX 12 installation.
  • That’s it!

Alternative: DirectX 12 should be updated via Windows Update

  • Open Windows Settings, and head over to the Update & Security section.
    From there, click on “Check or Update.”
  • If you find your Windows PCs outdated, then click on “Download and Install.”
  • Please wait for it to finish downloading and installation of Windows Update.
  • Restart your computer. Not to mention, while updating, your system is likely to restart multiple times, so don’t power-off in-between and keep patience.
  • That’s it!

Hopefully, you found this article useful and have successfully updated DirectX to the latest version. If there is any query, share it with us in the comment section down below. Keep an eye out for future updates on the subject.