To activate DirectPlay:
- In the Open box, type Control Panel and click OK.
- Then, select Programs.
- Finally, click on Turn Windows Features on or off and turn on the DirectPlay feature in this new window.
Note that this feature is automatically activated during the installation of some games in Uplay.
To activate DirectDraw / Direct3D, please consult instructions found in the official Microsoft guide.
If you are having trouble activating these features, we would advise you to get in touch with the Microsoft support teams, who are better equipped to troubleshoot this situation.