Which version of DirectX is on your PC?

Applies to: Windows 8.1Windows 10

DirectX is a suite of multimedia technologies required by many Windows games. If your PC doesn't have the right version of DirectX installed (the product box should tell you which one you need), your game might not work properly.
Follow these steps to use the DirectX Diagnostic Tool to check your DirectX version:
  1. In the search box on the toolbar, enter dxdiag. Then select dxdiag Run command.
  2. In the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, select the System tab, then check the DirectX version under System Information.