Microsoft DirectX: How To Download, Update And Install- Explained!

    Microsoft’s DirectX is a collection of APIs that are used to handle tasks like multimedia, game designing and video work on the Windows platform. This is responsible for handling the graphics and general video and audio output of games. Consequently, as all computers don’t share the same components. Here’s everything you need to know about DirectX.

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    DirectX: Rapid Information

    DirectX was designed as a communication medium between game developers and the hardware configuration of millions of PC across the globe. Using this, developers don’t have to worry about the configuration, they can leave that task to DirectX.

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    Before, in Windows 8 whenever you tried to install any game on your PC, it would first automatically install or update DirectX on your PC. While DirectX for Windows 8, 8.1 and Windows 10 came as an integrated part of Operating System.

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    DirectX: Download, Update And Install

    The latest version is available exclusively for Windows 10 is DirectX 12. While Windows 7 and 8 still run on DirectX 11. Hence, Windows 10, users you can install it by checking for updates. Simply head on to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and click Check for updates to see for a new update.


    You can rely on the exact same method for Windows 8. But for Windows 7 you have to manually download and install the Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and it will update DirectX to the latest version (click here to download).

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