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How to download and install Microsoft's Direct X

Description: This article will show you where and how to download the newest version of Microsoft's Direct X software.

  1. Click on the Internet Explorer icon to open the internet.

  2. When the browser opens go to

  3. In the search bar on the right type is Direct X. Hit enter to start the search.

  4. At the search results page select the first choice "Download Direct X updates".

  5. Click on Download.

  6. Click Run on the pop up.

  7. Accept the agreement and click Next.

  8. Uncheck "Install the Bing Bar" if not wanted and click on Next to continue.

  9. Next you will see the following screen.

    • The software is now analyzing the file versions of Direct X that are currently installed on your system. Comparing them to the most current Direct X files.

  10. Next you will see the system download the newer Direct X components.

  11. The next step will see the newer components being installed onto your system.

  12. Finally, once completed click on Finish.

  13. You now have the most current version of Direct X installed on your system.