DirectX is a collection of Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) for enhancing multimedia. In the beginning, there were several multimedia APIs released by Microsoft in the name of Direct including Direct 2D, Direct 3D, DirectSound, DirectWrite, DXGI, DirectInput, DirectPlay, DirectMusic and so on. Later on, Microsoft released all these APIs collections in just one package called DirectX.
Download DirectX 9, 10, 11 and 12 Offline Installers
Interestingly, the name Xbox also comes from DirectX as Xbox uses the technologies introduced in DirectX. Although DirectX is installed and included in all versions of Windows including Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10. The default version of DirectX is different in every version of Windows. Here’s the Windows version and its default DirectX installed version:
If you want to know the version of DirectX installed on your computer, go to Run –> dxdiag
The new window will show you details about installed DirectX components in your computer.
Direct Download DirectX 9,11 and 11.2:
Download DirectX 9 (June 2010 redistributable) [95.6 MB]
Download DirectX 10
Download DirectX 12 (will add when available)
The web installer will automatically download the right and the latest version of DirectX for your Windows computer. It can also be useful in case you are having problems with the DirectX installation like missing DLLs etc.
If you get any problem during download or installation, comment below and I will get back to you.