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DirectX Review

DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces (APIs) for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms. Originally, the names of these APIs all began with Direct, such as Direct3D, DirectDraw, DirectMusic, DirectPlay, DirectSound, and so forth. The name DirectX was coined as a shorthand term for all of these APIs (the X standing in for the particular API names) and soon became the name of the collection. When Microsoft later set out to develop a gaming console, the X was used as the basis of the name Xbox to indicate that the console was based on DirectX technology.[1] The X initial has been carried forward in the naming of APIs designed for the Xbox such as XInput and the Cross-platform Audio Creation Tool (XACT), while the DirectX pattern has been continued for Windows APIs such as Direct2D and DirectWrite.

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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Why should I download the latest version of DirectX for Windows 10?
  • We recommend to download the latest version of DirectX because it has the most recent updates, which improves the quality of program.

  • What's the difference between 64 bit and 32 bit version of DirectX?
  • The DirectX 64 bit version was specifically designed for 64 bit Windows Operating Systems and performs much better on those.

  • Will this DirectX download work on Windows 10?
  • Yes! The free DirectX download for PC works on Windows 10 64 and 32 bits operating systems.

How to uninstall DirectX?

How do I uninstall DirectX in Windows 10 / Windows 7 / Windows 8?

  • Click "Start"
  • Click on "Control Panel"
  • Under Programs click the Uninstall a Program link.
  • Select "DirectX" and right click, then select Uninstall/Change.
  • Click "Yes" to confirm the uninstallation.

How do I uninstall DirectX in Windows 10?

  • Click "Start"
  • Click on "Control Panel"
  • Click the Add or Remove Programs icon.
  • Click on "DirectX", then click "Remove/Uninstall."
  • Click "Yes" to confirm the uninstallation.

How do I uninstall DirectX in Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 2000?

  • Click "Start"
  • Click on "Control Panel"
  • Double-click the "Add/Remove Programs" icon.
  • Select "DirectX" and right click, then select Uninstall/Change.
  • Click "Yes" to confirm the uninstallation.