How to Check Which Version of DirectX on Windows 11

This post shows students and new users steps to check the version of DirectX installed on Windows 11.

DirectX is a suite of multimedia technologies required by many Windows games. It comes with set of components in Windows that allows software, primarily and especially games, to work directly with your video and audio hardware.

Games that use DirectX can use multimedia accelerator features built-in to your hardware more efficiently which improves your overall multimedia experience.

In Windows, the DxDiag tool reports detailed information about the DirectX components and drivers installed on your system.

How to find DirectX version on Windows 11

As mentioned above, the DxDiag tool reports detailed information about the DirectX components and drivers installed on your system.

Below how one can find DirectX version in Windows 11:

  1. From Start, type dxdiag in the Search box, and then press enter.
  2. Tap or click on dxdiag from the results.
  3. Check DirectX Version on the first page of the report in the System Information section.

Alternatively, press Windows key + R to open the Run application dialog box.

Then type dxdiag into Run box and press Enter.

When you run the DirectX Diagnostic Tool for the first time, it will ask whether you want to check if your drivers are digitally signed.

Select Yes to help ensure that your drivers have been signed by a publisher that has verified their authenticity.

Once you’ve chosen, you should see window with DirectX details under the System tab, similar to the one below:

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to find DirectX version installed on Windows 11. If you find any error above or have something to add, please use the comment form below.

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