Want to download DirectX 12 and install it on your Windows 10 PC? You’ve come to the right place! It’s very, very easy! After reading this article, you should be able to do it on your own easily and quickly.

What is DirectX 12?

DirectX 12 is a set of components included in Windows 10 which allows software, especially games, to work directly with your graphics and audio hardware. Games that support DirectX 12 can boost your GPU performance. So you can enjoy a better gaming experience!

Follow these steps

  1. Check which version of DirectX is installed
  2. Download and install DirectX 12 via Windows Update
  3. Bonus tip: Update your drivers automatically

Step 1: Check which version of DirectX is installed

Normally, if the current operating system you’re running is Windows 10, you don’t need to download DirectX 12, because it is an integral part of Windows 10. You can follow the instructions below to check which version of DirectX is installed on your PC:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and type dxdiag. In the list of search results, click dxdiag to open DirectX Diagnostic Tool.
  2. Under the System tab, you can view your system information, including the DirectX version. 

If the version of your DirectX is not DirectX 12, you can follow the next step to download and install DirectX 12 via Windows Update.

Step 2: Download and install DirectX 12 via Windows Update

There is no stand-alone package of DirectX 12 for Windows 10. However, You can download and install the updates of DirectX 12 via Windows Update. Here is how to do it:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and I at the same time to open Windows Settings. Then click Update & Security.
  2. Click Check for updates to download and install the updates available for your PC. If there are updates for DirectX 12, Windows will download and install the updates for you.

Step 3: Bonus tip: Update your drivers automatically

Keeping your drivers up to date can also bring you a better gaming experience. What’s more, by updating your drivers to the latest version, you can also keep your hardware in good condition and avoid many unexpected computer issues.

There are two methods to update your drivers: manually and automatically.

Manually update your drivers – You can update your drivers manually by going to the manufacturer’s website, and searching for the latest driver for your device.

Be sure to choose the driver that’s compatible with your exact device model and your version of Windows.

OR

Update your drivers automatically – If you don’t have the time, patience or computer skills to update your drivers manually, you can, instead, do it automatically with  Driver Easy. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing. Driver Easy handles it all.

All the drivers in Driver Easy come straight from the manufacturer. They‘re all certified safe and secure.
  1. Download and install Driver Easy.
  2. Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. 
  3. Click Update next to your device to automatically download the correct version of its driver, then you can install it manually. Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (This requires the  Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All. You get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee).
    You can do it for free if you like, but it’s partly manual.
    If you need assistance, please contact Driver Easy’s support team at support@drivereasy.com.

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