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Connect xbox 360 controller on PC:Hey gaming geeks let’s see How to set up an Xbox 360 Controller for Windows and you can also download xbox 360 controller driver for windows 10/8.1/8 here.And I have also explained how to resolve xbox 360 controller driver issue if they are failed to install properly.

Many PC games will allow you to play with an Xbox controller instead of a keyboard or mouse. The Xbox 360 Controller for Windows can be quickly and easily installed on any PC that has an available USB port and is running Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later.

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Setting  up a wired Xbox 360 Controller for Windows:

Step 1: Install the Xbox 360 Controller for Windows software

Note A standard Xbox 360 wired controller can be connected to a Windows PC by using the USB port, but drivers must be installed before the controller will work.

Use the installation CD that came with your Xbox 360 Controller for Windows before  connecting the controller to your computer:

  1. Insert the installation disc in the CD or DVD drive on your computer. an automatic setup program will prompt,If the setup program doesn’t automatically start, browse to your CD or DVD drive and run the setup program.
  2. On the setup screen, click Install and follow the next steps on the screen til it finishes.
  3. The Xbox 360 Accessories setup program installs the necessary files  to your computer.Note You might be prompted to restart your computer after the installation is complete.please restart your computer to finish the installation things.

Don’t have a installation disc,CD or DVD for your Xbox 360 Controller driver follow below steps.

If you don’t have an installation disc for your Xbox 360 Controller for Windows, don’t worry you can download and install the software online:

Please Visit official   Software  section of the Microsoft Hardware website.

  1. Select Gaming as the product type.
  2. In the search box type  Xbox 360 Controller for Windows as the product or alternately you can also select  Xbox 360 Controller for Windows from the listed menu.

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  1. Select the version of Microsoft Windows you’re using on your computer, select your operating system language, and then proceed to Download.

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  1. Click Run.
  2. The Xbox 360 Accessories setup program installs the required files to your computer.Note You might be prompted to restart your computer after the installation is complete restart to finish the installation process. sometimes xbox 360 controller driver will be failed to install

If the xbox 360 controller diver failed to Install Follow below steps-Update the drivers manually.

if the xbox 360 controller driver are not installed properly you will get error message like this int he screen shot

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  • Then we have to install the xbox 360 controller driver manually goto computer–>manage

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  • click on the device manager

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  • click on the unknown source device–>update driver software

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  • click on ” browse my computer for driver software”

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    • click on ” let me pick the driver software”

 

  • xbox 360 controller drivers choose ” Microsoft common controller for windows class”

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  • choose xbox 360 controller driver windows version latest

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  • proceed to update

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That’s it the xbox 360 controller driver will be installed successfully on your computer.

Step 2: Connect the Xbox 360 wired controller to your computer

After you have installed the software, plug in your Xbox 360 wired controller’s USB connector into a USB 2.0 port on your computer.

Step 3: Test the Xbox 360 controller

To test your Xbox 360 wired controller on your computer, follow below steps:

  1. On your computer, click Start, next  type Run, type joy.cpl, and then press ENTER.

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  1. Select Xbox 360 Controller application, and then click on Properties.
  2. Test your Xbox 360 wired controller by pressing a button, pulling a trigger, or moving a stick on the controller or do whatever you want just to check whether it’s working fine or not. If the controller is functioning correctly, you’ll see the corresponding action light up in the application simultaneously.

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         Setting  up a wireless Xbox 360 Controller for Windows:

Set up a wireless controller

Note “A standard Xbox 360 wireless controller can be connected to a Windows PC, but to connect xbx 360 controller  you must have an Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver  along with the Xbox 360 Play  and Charge Kit”.

Step 1: Connect the Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver to your computer

  1. Remove the green label from the wireless gaming receiver.
  2. Insert the gaming receiver’s USB connector into a powered USB 2.0 port on the computer also it should work any of the usb port available.
  1. If the Add New Hardware Wizard starts automatically, select Install the software automatically (Recommended), and then click Next. If the wizard installs the software successfully, click Finish and then

If the wizard fails to install  xbox 360 controller driver  software I’ll show you what to do just follow the below steps.

if the software installs successfully you can skip the below step and continue to the next step.

Step 2: Install the Xbox gaming receiver software

If you have the installation disc that came with your Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver, Please insert the disc and install the software.It’s not a problem even if you don’t have the disc because all the softwares available on Microsoft software download section.

To install the software from a disc:

  1. Insert the installation disc into the CD or DVD drive of your computer. If the setup program doesn’t automatically start, browse to your CD or DVD drive and run the setup program.
  2. Follow the on screen steps to install the software.

Note You might be prompted to restart your computer please restart your computer after  the software installation.

To install the software by downloading it online:

  1. First visit  Software section of the Microsoft Hardware website.
  2. Select Gaming as the product type.
  3. In the search box Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows as the product or you can click on the same wireless controller in the listed menu.
  4. Select the version of Microsoft Windows you’re currently  using on your computer, select your operating system language, and then click Download.
  5. Click Run.
  6. The Xbox 360 Accessories setup program installs the necessary files to your computer.

Step 3: Connect the Xbox 360 wireless controller to your computer

  1. Turn on the Xbox 360 wireless controller by pressing and holding the Guide button, which is the larger circular button located in the middle of the controller near the top.
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  1. On the receiver, press the connect button which is a circular button located near the middle of the receiver. The light will flash green.
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  1. Press the connect button on the controller, which is a small circular button located on the front edge of the controller as you hold it in your hands.
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Green flashing lights on the controller and on the receiver indicate that the device is trying to establish a connection. When the light stops flashing and remains lit, the controller is connected. (On a wireless controller, one of the lights around the Guide button will remain lit.

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hope you liked the guide on how to connect xbox 360 controller for windows both wired and wireless and also i have explained how to resolve xbox 360 controller driver issue.if you are facing any issue please comment below i’ll be happy to help you and if you have any suggestions for this article please mention i’ll update the post accordingly.

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