In previous article, I mentioned How to Fix Corrupted Files in Windows 11 but in this article, I have mentioned How to Find WDDM Version in Windows 10 or Windows 11.

WDDM - an acronym for Windows Display Driver Model is a Windows display driver architecture that improves graphics on Windows PC by fully utilizing the computer's GPU. The feature was first introduced in Windows Vista but became a Windows requirement in Windows 8 with the removal of XDDM (XP Display Driver Model).

WDDM has had several versions since its first introduction with Windows Vista, and in this post, you will find how to find the version on your computer.

How to Check WDDM Version in Windows 11

You can check your version of WDDM in Windows 11 using the Windows Run function with the following steps:

Step 1: Open Run


Open the Run dialog box on your PC by pressing the windows button + R on your keyboard. You can also right-click on the start icon on the taskbar and click on Run from the options in the context menu.

Step 2: Type in The Command


The Run dialog box will display with a text field. Type dxdiag in the Run field and click on OK. The command represents the DirectX Diagnostic Tool, and the window should display on the screen. If you have never used the DirectX Diagnostic Tool before, the system will confirm if you want to check that your drivers are digitally signed.


Click on Yes in the confirmation box to continue.

Step 3: Navigate the DirectX Diagnostic Tool


Click the Display tab in the DirectX Diagnostic Tool Windows. It is the second tab on the top tile of the DirectX Diagnostic Tool window.

Step 4: Driver Model


Locate the Driver Model to the right of the page under the Drivers section. The driver model is your WDDM  version.

How to Check WDDM Version in Windows 10

If you use Windows 10 and want to check your WDDM version, you can follow the same process as in Windows 11.

  • Press the Windows button + R to launch the Run dialog box. 
  • Enter "dxdiag" in the field and press the Enter button to run DirectX Diagnostic Tool. Click yes if the system wants to check that your drivers are digitally signed. 
  • Click the Display tab in the DirectX Diagnostic Tool window. 
  • Locate the Driver Model under the Drivers section to the right side of the window. The driver model is the WDDM version you want to find.

You can see the steps in both Windows 11 and 10 are pretty much the same. The only difference is that the WDDM version (the model) is not the same in both Windows.

Windows Versions and Their WDDM Version

You can refer to the information below to find the WDDM version for other Windows versions. It is helpful for you if you use an older version of Windows. However, you need to know your Windows version to know its corresponding WDDM version. 

Windows Versions

WDDM Version

Windows Vista

WDDM 1.0

Windows 7

WDDM 1.1

Windows 8

WDDM 1.2

Windows 8.1

WDDM 1.3

Windows 10 Build 10240

WDDM 2.0

Windows 10 version 1607

WDDM 2.1

Windows 10 version 1703

WDDM 2.2

Windows 10 version 1709

WDDM 2.3

Windows 10 version 1803

WDDM 2.4

Windows 10 version 1809

WDDM 2.5

Windows 10 version 1903

WDDM 2.6

Windows 10 version 2004

WDDM 2.7 and WDDM 2.8

Windows 10 version 20H2

WDDM 2.9

Windows 10 version 21H1

WDDM 3.0

Windows 11 version 21H2

WDDM 3.0

Windows 11 build 22262 version 22H2

WDDM 3.1

Why Are There No WDDM Versions for Older Operating Systems?

Older versions of Windows do not support WDDM. Windows 2000 and Windows XP support XDDM instead. 


You can find your WDDM version using the Run utility function as explained in this post. However, your PC must run at least Windows Vista to support WDDM. However, your PC must run at least Windows Vista to support WDDM.

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