Today’s guide is designed to help you if you get a Windows 8 error while running a DirectX end user.
The Microsoft DirectX® End User Runtime installs a number of runtime libraries from the legacy DirectX SDK for specific games that use D3DX9, D3DX10, D3DX11, XAudio 2.7, XInput 1.3, XACT, and / or Managed DirectX 1.1. Please note that this package does not in any way alter the DirectX runtime installed on your Windows operating system.
How Do I Find Out The DirectX Version?
- Using “dxdiag”
On Windows 8:
- Press Win R to open the Run dialog box.
- Type the following: dxdiag and press Enter. In the dialog box that opens, find the Direct X version string.
For Windows 7, Vista and XP:
- Click Start, then Run.
- Type the following: dxdiag and press Enter. In the dialog box that opens, find the Direct X version line.
Free utility for checking DirectX version:
- Download Mirror: DirectX Version Checker
- Install and run the program
How To Update DirectX In Windows?
- DirectX End User Web Installer
If you need the latest version of DirectX, the easiest way to download and use DirectX on Windows is to download the DirectX End User Runtime Web Installer from microsoft.com. It provides updates to 9.0c and earlier versions of DirectX, the primary Windows technology that controls multimedia and high-speed gaming on PCs.
Download Mirror: DirectX End User Runtime Web Installer
This download provides the DirectX end user with a multilingual distribution that developers can integrate into their product. The Redistributable License Agreement contains the terms under which developers can use the Redistributable License. This package is divided into Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Swedish and English.
Download Mirror: DirectX Redistributable
Frequently Asked Questions About DirectX Updates
- Will DirectX 11 be available for Windows Vista or Windows XP?
DirectX 11 is built into Windows 7 and is available as an update for Windows Vista. For the reasons stated in the previous question, Direct3D 11 and related APIs are not available on Windows XP.
Windows 8/7 includes all the DirectX runtime components in Windows Vista and adds Direct3D 11, DXGI 1.1, 10Level9 feature levels, WARP10 software appliance, Direct2D, DirectWrite, and an upgrade to Direct3D 10.1 to support 10Level9. and WARP10.