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I was concerned that I didn’t have the most upto date DirectX and for a moment I couldn’t work out how to check.  After the interest in my other “How to” blogs like the YFrog post,  I thought that other people may have the same problem, so here are the instructions on how to find out what directx version you are using. 


The DirectX technology has grown alongside improvements in graphics processing hardware, so you can get the best possible PC gaming experience on Windows. Windows 7 helps you stay right on top of your game, with the best possible visual effects. With DirectX 11, your warp-speed races and mind-bending, inter-galactic feuds can look incredible. Of course great graphics arenโ€™t all about games. With high-end graphics hardware, youโ€™ll also get an unprecedented visual experience for your non-gaming applications.
http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/windows-7/features/directx-11.aspx




How to check what version of Microsoft DirectX you are using.

  • Click Start
  • Click Run or Search Run and Click. 
  • Type dxdiag press Enter 





And there you have the DirectX Diagnostic Tool


Look at the bottom of the list of specs.





DirectX Version: Mine shows it as being Version 11 – which is the latest version. 


Microsoft Download Centre. 


ATI Radeon. 
HOWEVER …. The first DX11 card from ATI was in the 5000 series. 


So you will also in some cases need to check if DirectX 11 is supported by your graphics card. 
Thanks to @BartekWodyk who pointed this out. 

Hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚