A DirectX 11 device is displayed incorrectly as a DirectX 10.1 device in Performance Information and Tools in Windows 7

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SYMPTOMS

Consider the following scenario. You have a device that supports DirectX 11 installed on a Windows 7-based computer. In Performance Information and Tools, you click View and print detailed system performance information to view the details of the computer. In this scenario, the device is displayed incorrectly as a DirectX 10.1 device.

Note This issue does not affect the DirectX 11 hardware functionality or the DirectX 11 software functionality of the device.

CAUSE

This issue occurs because Performance Information and Tools incorrectly reports the DirectX version.

RESOLUTION

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running Windows 7 or Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1).

Registry information

To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.
Windows 7 file information notes
  • The files that apply to a specific product, milestone (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table:
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    VersionProductMilestoneService branch
    6.1.760 0.16xxxWindows 7RTMGDR
    6.1.760 0.20xxxWindows 7RTMLDR
    6.1.760 1.17xxxWindows 7SP1GDR
    6.1.760 1.21xxxWindows 7SP1LDR
  • GDR service branches contain only those fixes that are widely released to address widespread, extremely important issues. LDR service branches contain hotfixes in addition to widely released fixes.
  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows 7" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.
For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Perfcentercpl.dll6.1.7600.16722601,08818-Dec-201005:31x86
Perfcentercpl.icoNot applicable116,28810-Jun-200921:17Not applicable
Perfcentercpl.dll6.1.7600.20861601,08818-Dec-201005:30x86
Perfcentercpl.icoNot applicable116,28810-Jun-200921:17Not applicable
Perfcentercpl.dll6.1.7601.17527601,08817-Dec-201007:10x86
Perfcentercpl.icoNot applicable116,28810-Jun-200921:17Not applicable
Perfcentercpl.dll6.1.7601.21624601,08818-Dec-201007:57x86
Perfcentercpl.icoNot applicable116,28810-Jun-200921:17Not applicable
For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Perfcentercpl.dll6.1.7600.16722658,94418-Dec-201006:14x64
Perfcentercpl.icoNot applicable116,28810-Jun-200920:33Not applicable
Perfcentercpl.dll6.1.7600.20861658,94418-Dec-201006:09x64
Perfcentercpl.icoNot applicable116,28810-Jun-200920:33Not applicable
Perfcentercpl.dll6.1.7601.17527658,94417-Dec-201011:42x64
Perfcentercpl.icoNot applicable116,28810-Jun-200920:33Not applicable
Perfcentercpl.dll6.1.7601.21624658,94418-Dec-201008:51x64
Perfcentercpl.icoNot applicable116,28810-Jun-200920:33Not applicable
Perfcentercpl.dll6.1.7600.16722601,08818-Dec-201005:31x86
Perfcentercpl.icoNot applicable116,28810-Jun-200921:17Not applicable
Perfcentercpl.dll6.1.7600.20861601,08818-Dec-201005:30x86
Perfcentercpl.icoNot applicable116,28810-Jun-200921:17Not applicable
Perfcentercpl.dll6.1.7601.17527601,08817-Dec-201007:10x86
Perfcentercpl.icoNot applicable116,28810-Jun-200921:17Not applicable
Perfcentercpl.dll6.1.7601.21624601,08818-Dec-201007:57x86
Perfcentercpl.icoNot applicable116,28810-Jun-200921:17Not applicable

WORKAROUND

To determine which version of DirectX you have installed, use one of the following methods:
  • Use a third-party tool, if one was supplied with your graphics card.
  • Use DirectX Diagnostics Tool (DXDiag.exe).

    Note You may need an updated version of DirectX Diagnostics Tool to determine which version of DirectX you have installed.
    For more information about the updated version of DirectX Diagnostics Tool, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    975243 The DirectX Diagnostics Tool incorrectly reports DirectX 11 devices as DirectX 10.1 devices on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
For more information about how to obtain computer speed and performance information, visit the following Microsoft webpage:
Introduction to how to get computer speed and performance information
For more information about Windows Experience Index, visit the following Microsoft webpage:
Introduction to Windows Experience Index
For more information about a similar issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
977940 The "Performance Information and Tools" item in Control Panel and the Windows System Assessment Tool API report that DirectX 11 graphics adapters only support DirectX 10 in Windows 7

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameUpdate.mum
File versionNot applicable
File size2,315
Date (UTC)20-Dec-2010
Time (UTC)05:55
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_58eacc7ca13130bf80f7e42a9099f5c4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21624_none_7934e6b970d91b87.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size701
Date (UTC)20-Dec-2010
Time (UTC)05:55
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_712024baef91b2ebce2f3084a2ecc1ea_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20861_none_790eef70ad7fdd1f.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size701
Date (UTC)20-Dec-2010
Time (UTC)05:55
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_713afe7af955aaf08c4de48f192bc8e3_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17527_none_30214dcd9a81e629.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size701
Date (UTC)20-Dec-2010
Time (UTC)05:55
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_8133d0a1610c21334ef20186f927ea65_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16722_none_0bf1526e54cf9986.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size701
Date (UTC)20-Dec-2010
Time (UTC)05:55
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-perfcentercpl_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16722_none_64816194555ac985.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size9,493
Date (UTC)18-Dec-2010
Time (UTC)06:07
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-perfcentercpl_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20861_none_64debe656e99bfbc.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size9,493
Date (UTC)18-Dec-2010
Time (UTC)06:00
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-perfcentercpl_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17527_none_666cc00c527cb424.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size9,493
Date (UTC)17-Dec-2010
Time (UTC)07:55
PlatformNot applicable
File nameX86_microsoft-windows-perfcentercpl_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21624_none_66f35bf96b9d07e9.manifest
File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)18-Dec-2010
Time (UTC)08:34
PlatformNot applicable
Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7
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File nameAmd64_40652649a8c4edf104d82de87f30c0d5_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16722_none_c833d7eb5ad0e6ea.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,050
Date (UTC)20-Dec-2010
Time (UTC)05:55
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_8dc804ff99d5ce7d5a431c80711ca017_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17527_none_7e6ebcc0a934d8db.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,050
Date (UTC)20-Dec-2010
Time (UTC)05:55
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_b8a9f383892b3e1d91b524bcc1a82288_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21624_none_f5df726509e1bd98.manifest
File versionNot applicable
File size1,050
Date (UTC)20-Dec-2010
Time (UTC)05:55
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_e188be026a2882d3474e73e96501be3e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20861_none_ae5f46980062553c.manifest
File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)20-Dec-2010
Time (UTC)05:55
PlatformNot applicable
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File versionNot applicable
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Time (UTC)06:58
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-perfcentercpl_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.20861_none_c0fd59e926f730f2.manifest
File versionNot applicable
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Time (UTC)06:54
PlatformNot applicable
File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-perfcentercpl_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.17527_none_c28b5b900ada255a.manifest
File versionNot applicable
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File nameAmd64_microsoft-windows-perfcentercpl_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21624_none_c311f77d23fa791f.manifest
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File versionNot applicable
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File versionNot applicable
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Date (UTC)18-Dec-2010
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Date (UTC)17-Dec-2010
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Time (UTC)08:34
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Properties

Article ID: 2461631 - Last Review: February 17, 2011 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Windows 7 Enterprise
  • Windows 7 Home Basic
  • Windows 7 Home Premium
  • Windows 7 Professional
  • Windows 7 Starter
  • Windows 7 Ultimate
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