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How to Install and Uninstall Graphics Tools in Windows 10

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With Windows 10, the graphics diagnostic tools are now available from within Windows as an optional feature. To use the graphics diagnostic features provided in the runtime and Visual Studio to develop DirectX apps or games, install the optional Graphics Tools feature.

Graphics diagnostics features include the ability to create Direct3D debug devices (via Direct3D SDK Layers) in the DirectX runtime, plus Graphics Debugging, Frame Analysis, and GPU Usage.

Graphics Debugging in lets you trace the Direct3D calls being made by your app. Then you can replay those calls, inspect parameters, debug and experiment with shaders, and visualize graphics assets to diagnose rendering issues. Logs can be taken on Windows PCs, simulators, or devices, and be played back on different hardware.
Graphics Frame Analysis in Visual Studio runs on a graphics debugging log and gathers baseline timing for the Direct3D draw calls. It then performs a set of experiments by modifying various graphics settings and produces a table of timing results. You can use this data to understand graphics performance issues in your app, and you can review results of the various experiments to identify opportunities for performance improvements.
GPU Usage in Visual Studio allows you to monitor GPU use in real time. It collects and analyzes the timing data of the workloads being handled by the CPU and GPU, so you can determine where bottlenecks are.

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This tutorial will show you how to install and uninstall DirectX Graphics Tools support in Visual Studio 2015 in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to install or uninstall Graphics Tools.


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Graphics Tools - Install and Uninstall in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Graphics Tools - Install and Uninstall in Windows 10
To Install Graphics Tools

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

2. Click/tap on Apps & features on the left side, and click/tap on the Manage optional features link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on Add a feature. (see screenshot below)

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4. Click/tap on the listed Graphics Tools, and click/tap on Install. (see screenshots below)

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5. Graphics Tools will now be installed. (see screenshot below)

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Graphics Tools - Install and Uninstall in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Graphics Tools - Install and Uninstall in Windows 10
To Uninstall Graphics Tools

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the System icon.

2. Click/tap on Apps & features on the left side, and click/tap on the Manage optional features link on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on the listed Graphics Tools, and click/tap on Uninstall. (see screenshots below)

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4. Graphics Tools will now be uninstalled from all users on the PC.




That's it,
Shawn