How to check DirectX version?
- Using "dxdiag"
In Windows 7, Vista and XP, and probably most other versions of Windows:
- Click "Start" button
- Click "Run"
- Type: dxdiag, and press enter
- Look for Direct X version line in the dialog that opens
- Using "DirectX Version Checker"
A freeware utility to check the DirectX version:
- Download "directxversionchecker.zip"
- Unzip and run program
How to update DirectX in Windows?
- DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer
The latest DirectX version is DirectX 11. The simplest way to update the DirectX on your Widnows is download and use the "DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer" from microsoft.com, it provides updates to 9.0c and previous versions of DirectX - the core Windows technology that drives high-speed multimedia and games on the PC.
- Version: 9.29.1974
- Date Published: 4/18/2011
- Direct Download: "dxwebsetup.exe"
- DirectX Redistributable
This download provides the DirectX end-user multi-languaged redistributable that developers can include with their product. The redistributable license agreement covers the terms under which developers may use the Redistributable. This package is localized into Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Swedish, and English.
Frequently Asked Questions about DirectX update
- Will DirectX 11 be available for Windows Vista or Windows XP?
DirectX 11 is built into Windows 7, and it is available as an update for Windows Vista. For the same reasons noted in the preceding question, Direct3D 11 and related APIs are not available on Windows XP.
- What changes were made to the DirectX runtime for Windows 7?
Windows 7 includes all of the DirectX runtime components found in Windows Vista, and adds Direct3D 11, DXGI 1.1, 10Level9 feature levels, the WARP10 software device, Direct2D, DirectWrite, and an update to Direct3D 10.1 to support 10Level9 and WARP10.