DirectX 11.0 is supported in Windows 10, Windows 8, and Windows 7. Support for Windows Vista is available but only after installing the Platform Update for Windows Vista.
Technical preview of Windows 10 and Server 2016
DirectX 11.3 and 12 are included in the Windows versions. Updates are provided through available Windows Updates.
Type settings in the search box on the taskbar and select Settings.
Select Update & Security.
Click on Windows Update and select updates.
To use the DirectX Diagnostic Tool to determine the version of DirectX that is likely installed on your computer, do some of the following: Click Start, then click Run. Dxdiag, enter and click OK. The System tab shows the version of the DirectX section, which simply appears in the DirectX version sequence.
More cores = better with DirectX 12
DirectX 12 takes most of the work of running games on multiple processors from developers and puts it into the API itself. Now with DirectX 12, the challenge is getting the most out of your PC hardware, not part of its full potential.
Your operating system must be Windows Vista or Windows 7.
DirectX or 10 11 must be installed and updated.
Your graphics card must be a model that supports DX10/11 graphics in games.
The game must be able to accurately recognize the above three elements as available and allow the process to use them.
Press Windows Key + R, write “devmgmt.msc” and press Enter to bring up the Honest Device Manager.
Go to Display Adapters and expand the dropdown menu. Right-click the graphics driver and select Update Driver (Update Driver Software).
Click Search for automatically updated driver software and wait while Windows searches the Internet for drivers.
Open the InstallScript project in InstallShield All Editor.
Add D3D11InstallHelper.dll and D3D11Install.exe to the project-specific support files.
In this InstallScript explorer, click on the InstallScript history configuration (usually .rul) that explicitly calls the DLL or executable located under Behavior and Logic in the left navigation pane.
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