What to do if DirectX cannot be initialized in Windows 10?

At the time we were talking about what DirectX is, how it works and how to update it. Well, from then on, many users are taking advantage of the benefits of this collection of APIs for multimedia tasks. However, if you are one of them, you may have encountered a more common problem than some believe: DirectX cannot be initialized in Windows 10. What should be done in those cases?

Well, the first thing you have to keep in mind is that these DirectX failure circumstances occur especially after we install Virtual DJ or any similar software on our computer. This is when that error message we were talking about usually appears, in which DirectX cannot be initialized. If you are right now in that dilemma, we are going to teach you up to five possible solutions, which you must carry out in that order.

It happens that, for X reason, your computer thinks that the graphics card is not compatible with DirectX. Although it is.

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DirectX cannot be initialized in Windows 10: possible solutions

Update the graphics card driver

We start, of course, with the simplest. And the simplest thing is that you try to update the driver of your graphics card, to verify if, in this way, the error in question is resolved.

Update the version of DirectX

Many people seem to forget it, but the truth is that it is necessary to update the version of DirectX from time to time. This set of multimedia technologies that several of the Windows games and programs make use of, need to be updated for optimal operation. If you have an old version installed, it may give an error.

Our recommendation, when updating to the latest version of DirectX, is to do it Microsoft or Windows Update. If you have Windows 10, you probably already have the latest version of DirectX with you.

Install Visual C ++ Redistributable

Microsoft Visual C ++ Redistributable is a set of library files that are used by countless software on our computer. Even part of Windows. Uninstalling them permanently, something that we sometimes do by mistake, will stop all the programs that depend on them from working.

You can re-download these contents from the web that Microsoft offers us for it, in this link.

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Disable hardware acceleration

In computing, hardware acceleration is the use of specially designed computer hardware to perform some functions more efficiently. However, that can have some counterproductive effects. The fact that DirectX cannot be initialized in Windows 10 is a sample of what we say. In order not to be suffering from this problem, it is better to disable hardware acceleration.

Install the 32-bit version of DirectX

If the software you have installed indicates, in any of the error messages, that it is 64-bit DirectX, then it is advisable that you remove it from your PC, and replace it with the 32-bit version.

As you can see, there are several possible solutions to this problem. Time to find yours.

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