Perform DirectX Update On Windows OS-Easy Procedure

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Perform DirectX Update On Windows OS-Easy Procedure


To update your DirectX on your device, you have to know the version of the DirectX that is installed on your device. This will help to ease the installation process for the updates. 

The best part is that all the Windows versions have an in-built DirectX, thus you do not need to install it manually.

Here, we will provide you the complete guide to download DirectX. 

Two Easy Steps to Update DirectX

If you do not know the version of DirectX that you are using, follow the steps given below. But, if you already know the version that you are using, you can skip the first step to continue with the update DirectX.

Step 1: Check the version of DirectX that You are Using

You have to know the version of DirectX that is installed on your device before you update it. Here are the steps that you have to go through to know the version of your DirectX.

  • First, open the Start menu by pressing the Windows logo key on the keyboard and type “dxdiag” on the search bar of the Start menu. Then, you have to click on “dxdiag”.
  • This will take you to a report page where you can check the version of DirectX that is installed on your device.

Step 2: Update the DirectX

If you find you were not using the updated version, then you need to go through the points discussed below. In case, you are using Windows 10, there is no stand-alone package available for DirectX. The only way you can update DirectX is via Windows Update. 

Here are the steps that have to follow to update the DirectX.

  • First, open the Start menu pressing the Windows logo key on the keyboard and type “check” on the search bar of the Start menu. Then, you have to click on “Check for updates”.
  • This will take you to a window where you have to click on “Check for updates”.
  • After that, you have to follow the instructions that will appear on the screen of your device. And the latest version of DirectX will be downloaded automatically via Windows Update.

This was the complete guide on how to update DirectX. Hopefully, you have already updated DirectX that was installed on your device, following the instructions.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How to know if DirectX is updated or not?

A: If you want to know the version of DirectX that is installed on your device, you have to use the DirectX Diagnostic Tool. Here are the steps that you have to follow:

  • Select Run after clicking on the Start.
  • Hit the OK button after typing “dxdiag” on the search bar of the Start menu.
  • After going to the System tab, find the DirectX Version line and you will find the version of DirectX there.
  • You can easily understand whether you are using an outdated version or not.
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