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XBox 360 Wireless Controller Won't Connect With Windows 10

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1 month ago

I have a XBox 360 wireless controller that I want to use for gaming on my new setup running Windows 10. The controller is from 2009 and nothing syncs up when I try to connect it with Bluetooth on my motherboard. I have checked Windows and I am 100% with updates so I'm not sure what else to do? Any ideas?

I checked with Microsoft and I found these instructions but I never find any "Unknown Device" listed in my Device Manager.

For wireless controller not working on Windows 10

  1. Press Windows Key+X.
  2. Click "Device Manager".
  3. Find any listings of "Unknown Device" in the list of devices, likely under Human Interface Devices or Other Devices. Make sure you right click it and select the "Scan for hardware changes" and "Update Driver Software" > "Search Automatically for Updated Driver" options before the next steps, especially if you have more than one "Unknown Device" listed.
  4. Right-click on "Unknown Device" and click "Update Driver Software".
  5. Click the option "Browse my computer for driver software".
  6. Click the option "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer".
  7. Near the bottom of the list, select the option that looks something like "Xbox 360 Peripherals" and click "Next".
  8. From the list, select the driver option "Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows [2/15/2007]" and click "Next".
  9. A warning will appear about the possibility of the device or your computer not working properly and likelihood of system instability. Disregard it and click "Yes" in the bottom right corner of the panel.
  10. A message should appear within a few seconds saying that the device has been correctly installed. Click "Ok" and exit out of all device manager windows.

Comments

  • 1 month ago
  • 2 points

Xbox 360 controllers do not have bluetooth. You need the wireless adapter. Your best bet is to use a wired controller or if that is not possible, use a different controller. The 360 adapters are hard to find unless you want to get one from ebay.

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Sorry about the late reply but after two days of checking everything on how to get this controller connected... I said screw it and ordered a new controller with the removable wire. Took two seconds to set it up with Bluetooth and I can even use it plugged into a USB.

Thanks again...

  • 1 month ago
  • 1 point

Yeah it isn't possible to use a Xbox 360 wireless controller unless you have their proprietary adapter. What controller did you end up getting?

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