Persona 4 PC – Setup Error – System does not meet the Minimum Requirements – How to fix

Persona 4 came out for the PC platform today and it has received a very overwhelming response from the community. The game immediately got thousands of reviews on Steam after launch and everybody is loving the game so far.

If you don’t know, Persona 4 Golden is a RPG title that was released in the year 2012 for PlayStation Vita. The PC version got released almost after 8 years. The game was excellent back then and it is excellent now.

But things are not so smooth for everyone who bought Persona 4 Golden on their PC. People have started complaining about issues like lag, fps drops, low fps, crashes, stutters, etc. There are posts all over the Steam Discussions page of Persona 4 Golden. But there is one error that is happening to a lot people. It is an error message that is not letting them play the game.

Are you getting the error message ‘Setup Error’ every time you are trying to play Persona 4 Golden on your PC? Here is how to fix it.

Persona 4 PC – Setup Error – System does not meet the Minimum Requirements – How to fix

What is SetupError in the Persona 4 PC

It is an error message that pops up if your system specifications do not meet the system requirements of the game. You will get the error message “Setup Error : System does not meet the minimum system requirements“, and the game will close.

This issue is happening to a lot of players, even who have very high-end gaming rigs. And the error message doesn’t even show a detailed information about the error. So players are only getting confused and are being forced to think that it is a problem related to their GPU or CPU.

How to fix this error

If the error is popping up for you despite your system meeting all the system requirements of the game, then there is a huge chance that your Windows OS is running DirectX 9 or DirectX 10. You need DirectX 11 at least in order to run this game.

If you do not know how to check your DirectX version then just press “Windows key + R” on your keyboard, type dxdiag and hit enter. The DirectX Diagnostic Tool will come up. Look under System Information. Your DirectX version will appear at the bottom.

This game does not support Windows 7. So you have to have either Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 in order to play this game.

How to Update DirectX

In case your system is running a recommended OS and your DirectX version is still not updated. Then here is how to do it:

  • Go to the official Microsoft DirectX download page. Here is the link
  • Choose language
  • Now click on the download button
  • Once the download is completed, open the “dxwebsetup.exe” file
  • Follow the instructions
  • Restart your PC

Here is a Microsoft DirectX compatiblity chart that will help choose the best version for your PC:

DirectX VersionDetails
DirectX 9Supported in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP. The oldest version of DirectX.
DirectX 10Supported in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP.
DirectX 11.0Supported in Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP. Both 32-bit and 64-bit versions can be downloaded from the Windows website.
DirectX 11.1Supported in Windows 10, Windows 8 and 7. Can be installed in Windows 7 (SP1) but requires an update
DirectX 11.2Supported in Windows 10 and Windows 8 (8.1+) only
DirectX 11.4 & 11.3Only supported in Windows 10.
DirectX 12DirectX 12 comes preinstalled with every Windows 10 installation. It cannot be used with an older version of Windows. Updates can only be downloaded through windows update as there is no standalone installer available.

If you think this guide had helped you then let us know in the comment section below. Also, if you are facing problems that are not mentioned on this article then also you can comment below. We will try come out with a fix. Good luck!


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