Why has my DirectX reverted back to 9Ex after Win10 upgrade

Hewlett-packard / NX6310
August 12, 2015 at 16:16:46
Specs: Windows 10, Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66 GHz 1.67 GHz / 2.00 GB RAM
I had Windows 7 earlier which came with DirectX 11. After upgrading to Windows 10, my DirectX has gone back down to DirectX 9Ex. How did that happen? I cannot find the update anywhere, I tried Microsoft DirectX® End-User Runtime Web Installed and it still remains the same. The following is from my DxDiag if it helps:

System Information
Time of this report: 8/13/2015, 07:13:11
Machine name: WICKEDMIND-PC
Operating System: Windows 10 Pro 32-bit (10.0, Build 10240) (10240.th1_st1.150717-1719)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Compaq nx6310 (ES471EA#ABU)
BIOS: EPP runtime BIOS - Version 1.1
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2300 @ 1.66GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.7GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 2040MB RAM
Page File: 1875MB used, 2212MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: 9Ex
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
Miracast: Not Available
Microsoft Graphics Hybrid: Not Supported
DxDiag Version: 10.00.10240.16384 32bit Unicode

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August 12, 2015 at 19:21:17
My guess is it's because you have an older laptop with Intel GMA 950 graphics. It only support up to DX9.


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August 12, 2015 at 19:51:48
I would've considered that but my laptop is a dual-boot with both Windows XP and Windows 7 (which now upgraded to Windows 10). My XP has DirectX 10 installed and my Windows 7 had DirectX 11, which became DirectX 9Ex when I upgraded to Windows 10. Any idea why?

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