Which version of DirectX is on your PC?

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.

To check which version of DirectX is on your PC using the DirectX Diagnostic Tool:

  1. Select the Start button and type dxdiag in the search box, then press Enter.
  2. In the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, select the System tab, then check the DirectX version number under System Information.


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Article ID: 15061 - Last Review: Apr 27, 2016 - Revision: 16

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