DirectX is a set of tools to enhance the handling of multimedia tasks, including video, graphics, and audio. It can cause problems for users if you break. If you are facing problems in playing media, follow the article below to know how to reinstall DirectX.
I. How to Check DirectX . Version
Currently, the latest version of DirectX is 12. However, it is not necessary for your computer to have the latest version as it depends on hardware support. Another reason for not having the latest version of DirectX could be due to some corrupted files on the PC preventing it from updating. This is probably why you need to fix it.
To check the DirectX version, press Windows + CHEAP to open the Run dialog, type dxdiag.
When the DirectX Diagnostic Tool runs, you will see the DirectX Version line at the bottom.
II. How to fix DirectX in Windows 10
In the past, DirectX could be downloaded and installed on the internet, which used to solve a lot of problems. However, now Microsoft has changed their approach and DirectX is only updated through Windows Updates.
1. Install pending updates
Since DirectX is now updated through Windows Updates, this is the first step to fixing and reinstalling any damaged DirectX files.
Press Windows + I to open Setting (Settings), you navigate to Update & Security.
On the Windows Update tab, click Check for updates on the right and the system will start scanning for any pending updates.
If new updates are found, the system will start downloading and installing them automatically.
2. Run DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer
DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer will help install some DirectX libraries on your PC, even if Windows 10 already comes with it. This can help replenish missing or broken libraries.
Let’s click here to download the DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer. After downloading you proceed to install the package, on the first page select I accept the agreement >> next.
On the next screen, you will be asked whether to install Bing Bar or not. Let’s unchecked in the cell Install the Bing Bar If there is no need to use, continue next.
The installer will now take a few seconds to analyze a few additional components to download. Click next. The update process may take a few minutes.
Then you restart the computer and check if the problem is resolved or not.
3. Scan for corrupted system files
Windows 10 comes with a built-in tool to fix corrupted system files. The tool is System File Checker (SFC0 will automatically repair corrupted system files on your PC.
To perform a scan, look for PowerShell in the search bar and open the app as administrator (Run as Administrator).
Enter the following command and press Enter:
You wait for the system file scan and repair to complete at 100%, and then restart the computer.
If DirectX is working properly, you will have a much better experience. Microsoft’s goal is to ensure users get the best experience with the latest updates.