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This package was approved by moderator AdmiringWorm on 6/14/2018.

DirectX is a collection of APIs for handling tasks related to games and videos.

To install DirectX, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install directx

To upgrade DirectX, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade directx


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $tempDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = 'directx'
      unzipLocation = $tempDir
      fileType      = 'exe'
      url           = ''
      silentArgs    = "/Q /T:$tempDir"
      validExitCodes= @(0)
      softwareName  = 'directx*'
      checksum      = '8746EE1A84A083A90E37899D71D50D5C7C015E69688A466AA80447F011780C0D'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
    # Run the actual installer
    $dxSetup = Join-Path $tempDir 'DXSETUP.exe'
    Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage 'directx' 'exe' '/silent' "$dxSetup"

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This package has no dependencies.

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Software Author(s)

  • Microsoft


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Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
DirectX 9.29.1974.0 1858 Monday, May 14, 2018 approved
DirectX 19206 Sunday, April 28, 2013  

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