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Sunday, January 06, 2019

How to Fix "This Application requires directx version 8.1 or greater to run" on the Windows PC

If you are a game lover then you would have surely tried to play the old games on your Windows computer. But as you may have seen, many times the old games are not supported on the Windows PC and we get the error "This Application requires DirectX version 8.1 or greater to run" on the computer.

Solve This Application requires directx version 8.1 or greater to run error on pc

Things get even confusing when you know that your computer has the DirectX version 11 or 12 but still, you are not able to run the game. This is not a big problem, so no need for you to worry. You don't need to install or use any other software for fixing this issue.

Just follow the below steps to easily fix this DirectX issue.

How to fix "This application requires DirectX version 8.1 or greater to run" issue in Windows

Fix This Application requires directx version 8.1 or greater to run

The method to solve the issue or fix this issue is very simple and you need to spend less than 5 minutes for solving this issue.

Step 1:

Search for "Turn Windows Features on or off" and select the resulting best match.

Resolve directx error using Turn Windows feature on or off

Step 2:

Now a window will open, search for the Legacy Components in the resulting window.

"This Application requires directx version 8.1 or greater to run" error solve using Legacy Components in Windows

Step 3:

The Legacy Components will be unchecked by default, so select the Checkboxes and mark them with as Checked.

Step 4:

Now, select the Ok button and then the settings will be saved.

Step 5:

Now open the game you want to play and tada!! Your game will start.


This was a simple guide for fixing the "This Application requires DirectX version 8.1 or greater to run" issue on the Windows Computer.

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