How to Check DirectX Version on Windows 11 (3 Methods)

Windows users would be very familiar with the Direct X diagnostic tool. DirectX is a tool used to resolve graphical or sound problems on the operating system. While the tool is designed for developers, regular users can also check the system information.

DirectX Diagnostic Tool

The DirectX Diagnostic tool on Windows 11 shows extensive information about your computer’s software and hardware. You can use it to check the operating system, system model, BIOS version, Processor, Memory, and Graphics card details, among other things.

If we leave behind the DirectX diagnostic tool, DirectX itself is a series of application programming interfaces (API) that allows your games to talk to the video cards. It’s one key element that optimizes your gaming and multimedia performance.

So, if you are a Windows 11 user, checking and installing the latest version of DirectX becomes mandatory. The latest version of DirectX will eliminate various problems while running graphic-intensive apps & games. However, it’s important to know the installed version before updating the DirectX.

Also read: Windows 11 Free Download Full Version

1. Check the DirectX version on Windows 11 via RUN

This method will use the RUN dialog box to check the DirectX version. Follow some of the simple steps we have shared below.

1. Click on the Windows 11 Search and type in RUN. Next, open the RUN dialog box from the list of options.

2. On the RUN dialog box, type dxdiag and hit the Enter button.

dxdiag

3. This will open the DirectX Diagnostic Tool on Windows 11. Switch to the System tab, and the DirectX version will be at the bottom of the window.

DirectX version

2. Check DirectX Version via Windows 11 Search

If you want an easier and more direct method, you must utilize the Windows 11 search. To check the DirectX version via Windows 11 search, click the Search button on the taskbar.

Dxdiag (Run command)

Next, on the Windows search, type in dxdiag. Now open the Dxdiag (Run command) from the list. This will open the DirectX Diagnostic tool on your Windows 11 computer.

DirectX version

Now, switch to the System tab and check the DirectX version at the bottom.

3. Check the DirectX version via CMD/Powershell

You can also use the command prompt and Powershell utility to check the DirectX version. You need to follow some of the simple steps we have shared below.

1. First, click on the Windows 11 Search and type in Command Prompt or Powershell. Next, open the matching utility from the search results.

Command Prompt

2. On the CMD/Powershell, enter dxdiag and hit the Enter button.

dxdiag

3. This will open the DirectX diagnostic tool. Switch to the System tab and check the DirectX version at the bottom.

How to Update DirectX on Windows 11?

Now that you know how to check the DirectX version on Windows 11, it’s time to know how to update it to the latest version.

1. Launch the Settings app on your Windows 11.

Settings

2. When the Settings app opens, tap on Windows Update.

Windows Update

3. On the right side, click the Check for Updates button.

Check for Updates

This will download & install all pending Windows updates and update the DirectX version.

These are some of the easiest ways to check the DirectX version in Windows 11. Every method relies on the DirectX diagnostic tool. If you know any other way to check it, let us know in the comments.

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