Fix DirectX® Problems in Windows® 7 in just 6 Steps!
If you are one of those Windows 7 users that go “Bonkers” when hearing a term like DirectX, then you have landed at the right page! DirectX is nothing more than a software that facilitates the functioning of graphics and sound in your computer. It is the “Bible” for your Windows 7 operating system and is used to configure the right video and sound for properly watching a movie or playing a game.
Picture this, you have installed the latest series of Call of Duty: Black Ops, and just as soon as you start playing the game, a Window 7 error pops up stating that your system does not have the correct DirectX settings to play the game. What should you do? Don’t fret, it’s not the end of the world and certainly don’t throw that CD of Call of Duty: Black Ops. Just take a deep breath and read the following steps to fix any issues with DirectX in Windows 7:-
- Before diagnosing any issues with DirectX, make sure that your hardware acceleration is turned ‘ON’. You can verify this by clicking on the ‘Display’ tab under DirectX features. Make sure that ‘AGP text acceleration’, ‘Direct 3D’ and ‘DirectDraw’ options are enabled. If these options are not enabled then you have to turn ‘ON’ hardware acceleration.
- In order to turn ‘ON’ hardware acceleration, click on ‘Start’ button and select ‘Control Panel’.
- Click on ‘Appearance and Personalization’ and then click on ‘Adjust screen resolution’.
- Click on ‘Advanced settings’ and choose the ‘Troubleshoot’ tab.
- Click on ‘Change settings’.
- Drag the ‘Hardware Acceleration’ slider to ‘Full’.
These steps are simple and easy to follow as when you go through them, you will realize that DirectX is just any relative term used in Windows 7. Once you have configured the Direct X settings, you shall definitely get back to playing your Call of Duty: Black Ops, with great video and sound quality.