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Windows Xbox 360 wireless controller won't sync after using a different USB port.

Q: Windows Xbox 360 wireless controller won't sync after using a different USB port.

Note: I tried posting this on MS support site 3 times (2 different browsers) and it hangs and won't post. So I hope it works here...
Until yesterday, when I had to move the Windows Xbox Wireless receiver for Windows unit to another USB port, it worked for 2 years, no problem. Now,
no matter how many fixes I try, it will not connect the wireless controller.

Here's what I tried (many times)
Switched ports
Changed controller batteries (12 different, brand new batteries)

Different controller(s)

Removed, all not essential USB devices, etc, keyboard and mouse
Uninstalled and reinstalled the latest driver (from the CD and 4 different locations [all the same installer])
Moved the receiver within inches of the controller

Tried to use the connect button on the bottom of the receiver different ways (hit it once, hold it for up to 30 seconds, hold it once, then release it,
then hold it again (that makes the controller green circle blink faster for about 10 seconds).
Hold the connect button on the controller until the circle lights rotate from 1,2,3,4 (over and over in all of the above steps).
Made sure I had all the latest windows updates

And the "one" fix that worked for everyone I read, that didn't for me because the controller never shows under device manager, or add device to
your computer, it showed as "Unidentified Device" for all of them, and I never get any unknown device.
Here are their steps
"Right click on Computer
Go to Properties
Click on Device Manager
Right click on the Unidentified Device (This
doesn't show up for me)
Go to Properties
Go to the Drive tab
Click on Update Driver?
Browse my computer for driver software
Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
Microsoft Common Controller for Window Class
Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows Version: [8/13/2009]
Update Driver Warning
Click Yes"

I am at a loss. I cannot believe it suddenly died when moving it from one port to another, especially when it makes the green controller circle flash faster
after holding the connect button on the bottom of the wireless controller.

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Preferred Solution: Windows Xbox 360 wireless controller won't sync after using a different USB port.

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)


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Hi Guys,

I guess this is a pretty straight forward question. I'm trying to connect and charge at the same time a XBOX 360 wireless controller with Windows 7 without buying a Wireless Gaming Receiver. Please only post if you have a resolution for this problem with step by step instructions on how this is done if it even is possible.

Thank You


A:Connect / charge wireless XBOX 360 controller Windows 7 w/o Wireless Gaming Receiver?

Well to connect wirelessly you will need to buy a receiver..

But for wired, download this:


Then insert your Controller into the PC using a Play&Charge USB cable.

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My Xbox One Controller Wireless not working in Windows 7. Works fine in Windows 10. I have receiver for Windows.

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My Xbox One Controller Wireless not working in Windows 7. Works fine in Windows 10. I have receiver for Windows.

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I just got an Xbox One wireless controller for PC which I knew wouldn't be straightforward to install for Windows 7. Even though I have found drivers for both controller and receiver, both are failing.

Before anything let me say that updating or upgrading Windows is not an option.

First, the controller. I got the driver from here and it seems to be working for people. However it is not working for me. I am connecting the controller via USB, installing the driver, yet the it's not working. Maybe it's worth mentioning that drivers for another controller, an Xbox 360 one, are installed in the system. Could there be some conflict? I'd want them both installed though, the point of having bought a second controller is to play with other people.

Second, the receiver. I got the driver from here, the 64 bit Windows 7/8.1 link. I tried installing it in the Device Manager, and the installation seems to go through at the beginning but then fails with a code 37... It seems to be working for others though.

Please help me out with this.

Thank you in advance.

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Hi there, I have been hours on trying to figure this out, and I've narrowed it down to when the gamepad works and when it doesn't. This is the Wirless Xbox 360 gamepad for Windows.

The gamepad is only responsive/connects under two procedures, when I turn off the PC and unplug the receiver it came with, then turn the pc back on and plug the receiver back in which causes the gamepad to connect and function at the exact moment of logging into windows.

The second way it will work is if I use my system restore point I created before I plugged the gamepad back in, if I do a system restore, the pc restarts and the controller connects and functions.

Now here's the problem, if I just restart or shutdown the pc and turn it back on without unplugging the receiver or doing a system restore, the gamepad won't connect, and if it does connect, the buttons won't respond.

What could the problem here be ? Could another driver be interfering with it ?

A:xbox 360 wireless controller for windows only works by doing one of two procedures

Have you installed the controller software off the Microsoft website: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/download/download.aspx?category=Gaming

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I downloaded the latest drivers, installed it and then plugged in the wireless receiver. But it says microsoft doesnt recognize the device.

Any Idea whats going on?

Thanks, Dyllan

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I had to reset my router. I do not remember how to connect the two.
If someone can help that would be great.

A:XBOX 360 wireless receiver won't connect to controller with Windows 7

Hi mcupryk,

Please see this guide, hopefully it may help point you in the right direction:

Xbox LIVE Connection Help | First Time Xbox LIVE Connection | Xbox LIVE Help - Xbox.com

Scroll down and choose Wireless under "Which type of connection are you using?" to get started.



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I tried all the steps ive found online but when i get to this point...

Right click on Computer
Go to Properties
Click on Device Manager
Right click on the Unidentified Device
Go to Properties
Go to the Drive tab
Click on Update Driver?
Browse my computer for driver software
Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
Microsoft Common Controller for Window Class
---Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows Version: [8/13/2009]

I dont have that in my options.... so is there a way for me to download that driver, can someone share it with me or something...



A:XBOX 360 wireless receiver won't connect to controller with Windows 7

Yep. You can get if from Microsoft Update catalog. Just enter - xbox wireless, into the Search bar.

Open it up and use in IE only.

Download your specific file, then go through those steps you show above, to manually update it. You want to extract the cab file with something like 7-zip (right click, Extract here), then You want to go to "Have Disk" (right after the "Let me pick from a list of device drivers"..), then browse to the inf file. (where you extracted it to). Then "OK".
Microsoft Update Catalog

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I bought new Controller few months ago and my Analog Sticks are hard and i have problems in games because of that. It's not fake Controller. I have softer Sticks on my older Xbox 360 Controller Wired. Is this normal because it's new?

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I wanted to be able to use my 360 controllers on my pc, so I bought the xbox 360 wireless reciever for windows. I downloaded and installed the software for the device, however when I try to sync the controller to the PC, it just turns on the xbox 360. I tried unplugging my 360, but it still refuses to sync to the wireless reciever.

The strange thing is, they seem to recongnize each other. When I press the sync button on the reciever, and the light starts blinking, and then I press the sync button on the controller, the reciever's light stops blinking instantly, but the controller's doesn't and it doesn't sync.

Any ideas? I've searched all over and I can't seem to find anything about this problem. :(

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I just purchased my console less than a week ago, and I hooked it up last night and turned it on. I have used a 360 before at a friends house so I know the basics, guide button and all. I then turned on my controller. All it does is all four lights around the guide button flash about 15 times then about four times at a faster speed, then back to the regular 15. Ive tried pushing the button on the XBOX to "Add Controllers" and nothing happens. I have the wireless controller that came with my XBOX and another I bought which is an actual XBOX controller(not like a NyKo or anything.) I've tried both controllers but to no prevail. The weird thing is that when i first bought the system and hooked it up, I was able to get into the settings of making my profile and stuff, but now i cant do anything. I did however use one of my wireless controllers at my friends house. Do i have to go his house and release my controller from his XBOX by pushing the front button and then add my two controllers to my XBOX? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated, seeing as we are have a massive Halo 3 fest and I kinda need my stuff working.


A:XBOX 360 Wireless Controller Will NOT Connect


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I know there are a million of these posts however, I couldn't find my specific problem. I have an Xbox 360 wireless controller connected to my PC. Normally the light indicating 1 is light. This lasts for about 5 seconds. Then the light for controller 4 lights at the same time and then 2 and 3 and then 1 and 4 and so on (this happens very quickly). During all this time the controller works fine. Except that every once in a while it disconnects (no lights). Pressing the xbox button inmediately connects it again but is very annoying.

Any help what might be the issue? Also, it worked fine before. Ive just stopped using it for a while and when I went to use again, the problem started.

Thanks for any help.

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I lent my wireless controller to my friend, and he said it worked fine, but when I got it back, it wouldn't connect to the console. It just keeps blinking, and then it blinks faster, but it won't connect. It is annoying because I am trying to have a Call of Duty: WaW game with my friends, but that is hard with only two controllers. Does anybody know any way to fix this problem?

A:Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Won't Connect

on top of the 360 Cntrllr theres a small button (next to the bumpers) now hold that then whn the 360 is on the button next to the memory card slot 2 just hold that too and it should sync

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I can no longer get the XboxOne controller to function properly with the wireless adapter.

A couple months ago I was already running Windows 10 x64 from the free update from Windows 8.1 and I purchased the Wireless Controller Adapter for the Xbox One Controller. When I plugged it in, it worked perfectly. It worked in every game, it worked with Kodi, and even the sound worked. It showed up under playback devices as a headphone device and my controllers are the remodeled versions with the 3.5mm jack. To sum up, it just worked perfect.

Two weeks ago, I reformatted the PC, skipping loading 8.1 first and updating, I installed a retail version of Windows 10 Pro x64 onto a fresh SSD. Ive downloaded every update Windows has and I cannot get the controller/wireless adapter to work right at all.

It no-longer shows in device manager as Xbox One Controller.
Some games work while others behave as if the D-Pad button is being pressed to the right.
Kodi also behaves as if D-pad is stuck to the right.
Nothing shows up under Playback Devices in the Audio section.

I am just clueless as to why and how it worked perfectly and now it doesn't after reformatting.

My current OS version and Build are:
Windows 10 Pro x64
Version - 1511
Build - 10586.318

The only thing I have tried is uninstalling the adapter and the driver and let Windows re-download the driver. That did not seem to help.

I would appreciate any and all help.

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Hi, I have seen a few threads on this, but non of the solutions work for me.

I have an authentic Microsoft XBOX 360 wireless receiver and controller that used to work fine.
I reinstalled Windows on my PC, and now I can't get my receiver/controller to work.

I installed Xbox360_64Eng

The receiver shows up as an Unknown Device under Devices and Printers.

It also shows up as an Unknown Device under Universal Serial Bus Controllers in Device Manager.

When I try to update the driver manually (through 'Have Disk'), it tells me the xusb21.inf file is not compatible with the device (more specifically: The folder you specified doesn't contain a compatible software driver for your device. If your folder contains a driver, make sure it is signed to work with Windows for x64 based systems.)

When I try to pick the driver from the list, my list looks completely different than the screen shots I have seen in other posts (which was a single column list of devices). I have two windows side-by-side. On the left hand side I see a list of manufacturers, and I pick Microsoft. On the right hand side then, I see nothing related to an XBOX 360 controller.

I have run out of ideas.
Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you kindly in advance!!!

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Xbox One Controller Wireless not working since Anniversary Update. Works only with cable. Xbox 360 Controller Wireless works normally.

A:Xbox One Controller Wireless Problem

Not working on PC or XBOX? XBOX One or XBOX 360? I have an XBOX One and my supplied controller works just fine wirelessly on my XBOX One after the latest update. I have noticed though, if I connect it to my PC via a USB cable, I have to relink it to my XBOX again for it to work on my XBOX again.

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I have a plantronics headset that is great. Although when i install my 360 controller the sound distorts badly . To get the sound back I have to disconnect the xbox controller, delete my usb host controller and reinstall usb . That to me dont seem right . I have searched the net for new usb drivers and xbox 360 controller drivers but these haven't helped.
I also have trouble with my onboard sound (hence the headset). Now the sound does work as it is setup as i have heard the startup jingle on many occasions, but that is all. My problems are software related i am sure but i cant seem to be able to solve them plz help.
O.S. Windows XP Pro
Asus M2N4SLI mobo
AMD 64X2 4200 processor
2X 8600GTS graphics cards sli config
750Watt power supply
Seagate 300Gb hdd
Sony dvd combo drive
Plantronics DSP550 headset

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Hi Im trying to install the XBCD driver for the xbox wireless controller. I have been following guides all of which tell me to enter test mode and download the driver then use a dseo to enable the driver (hope this is making sense). However when I go into device manager and try to update the driver the xbcd does not show up.
Can anyone help??

A:XBOX wireless controller configuration

Do you mean xbox or xbox 360 wireless controller? if you mean 360 why don;t you just use the microsoft provided drivers? If it's not automatically recognized by a game, use XPadder to set up custom control schemes for them.

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My Wireless Xbox 360 controller for windows only connects to the receiver after a pc restart if the usb plug of the receiver is in my top usb portion of the gaming tower, if it's plugged into the back of the tower with all the other wireless usb devices and speakers, the receiver only works if I do a system restore, or unplugging the controller while the pc is off, and then turning it back on, the gamepad works fine then, but once I restart my pc or shut it down without doing those two things while it's plugged in the back of the tower, the receiver won't connect to the gamepad and if it does, it wont respond, can't figure this one out.

If I knew I needed a USB Hub I'd buy one, It works fine using the usb ports on the top of my Thermaltake Armor Series VA8000BWS Black Aluminum / Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case, but I'm picky and Don't want it connected there for long.

So let me clarify this better.

When the receiver is plugged into the back of the tower with the other usb devices, the gamepad only connects with the receiver if I do a system restore or unplug it while the pc is off, then turn the pc back on and plug the usb receiver back in. If I restart the pc or shut it down without doing one of the two processes over again, the gamepad won't respond to the receiver.

If I have the xbox wireless receiver plugged into the top portion of my gaming tower that contains empty usb slots, the controller works and connects without havin... Read more

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My Xbox One Controller Wireless not working in Windows 7. Works fine in Windows 10. I have receiver for Windows.

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I can't install Drivers for Xbox One Controller in Windows 7 x64. Controller works Wirelessly normal in Windows 10.

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I bought the Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows package that came with the USB Receiver ( dongle ) and installed the software before plugging it in, and once it was done Installing, I plugged in the receiver and turned the controller on, it connected and worked fine.

The problem is that everytime I turn off my computer or restart it, the controller connects, but the buttons won't respond at all, the only thing that works is the rumble, and the only way I can get the controller to work again is if I uninstall the driver and software, and reinstall everything again, and it works until I restart the computer or shut it down.

What could the problem be here ? I've concluded that it's not defective because it works on a fresh install, but quits being responsive once the computer is reset, please help me here, I replaced my logitech rumblepad 2 with this, which worked fine, today.

No offense, but I need help from you guys because Microsoft phone customer support is complete garbage, you can't even understand the employee speaking, and is little to no help.

A:Xbox 360 Wireless controller for windws, really need help, I'm begging

What OS are you running ? XP or Vista ? What version and service pack ?

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I have two Xbox360 Controllers. Two years ago I bought a Xbox Wireless Adapter on eBay.

I think it's not genuine, only compatible. With Windows7 I managed to install its drivers in this way:
-control panel
-printer and devices
-unknown device
-right click -properties
-update drivers
and I chose manually a folder in the cdrom I have.
It works. It is strange, for example if you switch usb port it doesn't work anymore. It seems to be not plug&play.

Now with Windows8 Pro if I repeat the steps above , when I choose manually the folder, it says: ...Driver found but error during installation. Pc Wireless Gaming Receiver. Impossible to find the file.....

I have also installed the software from Microsoft Website "Xbox 360 Accessories Software 1.2 64 bit per Windows 7 (exe)" and also the previous version (1.1) that I have in the cdrom but it doesn't work.

Could I have some help please?
Thank you.

A:Problem with Xbox Wireless Controller Adapter

I have almost similar issue but with Logitech Wireless Gamepad F710.

From another website, someone suggested to use the Connect Utility which I did but I still have problem:

Originally Posted by Periastron

I actually don't remember doing anything special to get it working. I installed the "Logitech Gaming Software" from their web site. Go here:
Support + Downloads: Wireless Gamepad F710 - Logitech
and click "Downloads"; get the Windows 7 software, for 64-bit: lgs510_x64.exe.
As a last resort, you may or may not need to re-pair the gamepad with the receiver; should that become necessary, use the "Wireless Gamepad F710 Connect Utility" and follow the instructions on-screen.

I tried using the Connect Utility last night. The instructions from the Utility was pretty clear - take out the nano receiver, take out one battery from the gamepad, plug in the nano receiver, plug in the battery.
When I plugged in the nano receiver, the utility detected it and there was a count down timer for me to plug in the battery. I plugged in the battery, the Connect Utility detected the game pad and turn green with a huge "CONNECTED" word.
Unfortunately, Win 8 Device Manager is still not showing it as working and the Logitech Profiler and Win 8 cannot detect the gamepad!

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Hi, I'm running windows 7 home premium and have just bought the microsoft xbox 360 wireless controller for windows and I cant get it to work at all!! I have installed the disc that came with it and the devices can be seen in control panel, I hold down the wireless controller button until it flashes and then hold the wireless button on the controller, they seem to pair up ok but the controller is completely unresponsive, I'm trying to play call of duty - world at war, what do I have to do to get this controller working?

A:Cant get my Microsoft xbox 360 wireless controller to work

if you press the center XBox button does a little menu pop up on screen? Mine pops up a bar that shows the battery life.
Some games you need to go into the options and chose the controller instead of the mouse and keyboard.

You can also try microsux's site for any updated drivers, as the disc may be pretty old. http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/p/xbox-360-wireless-controller-for-windows#support
I think that is the right site..

Oh, I just found this, http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/944197-call-of-duty-world-at-war/47960938 seems that specific game is mislabeled and does not support the use of a controller.
So you'll need to try another game to test the controller.

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Hey there --

I spent a couple of hours searching for a solution when I could not get my Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Receiver to function in Windows 8 Pro x64. I finally figured it out after following a post in the 7 forum. Even then, I had to kind of make it up as I went along. I thought I'd share what worked in case someone else comes along like I did and needs help.

I plugged in the receiver, the led lit up showing that it was connected, but Windows 8 would not install any device drivers. It simply said it was an Unknown Device and that it could not find drivers. Once I found the helpful post in the other forum, I did this:
Right click on Computer, click properties, click Device Manager
Go down to where it shows the USB Connections and right click on the Unknown Device
Select Properties, and in the little window that pops up, select the Driver Tab and click Update Driver
Select Browse my computer for driver software, then Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
After you click Next, a list of different peripherals will pop up -- scroll ALL THE WAY TO THE BOTTOM and you should see an entry that says Xbox 360 Peripherals. Select that and click Next.
The last driver in the list is Xbox 360 wireless Receiver for Windows Version: 6.2.9200.16384 [7/25/2012]
Select it and click Next, then click yes when the driver warning box pops up. The driver should install, and you should get a box that says Windows has successfully updated your driver software.
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Hi people and thanks in advance for any replies I recieve.

I have just bought a microsoft wireless reciever to be able to use my xbox 360 controller, and I cannot get the controller to be seen by the reciever I have done these steps so far:

Right click on Computer
Go to Properties
Click on Device Manager
Right click on the Unidentified Device
Go to Properties
Go to the Drive tab
Click on Update Driver?
Browse my computer for driver software
Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
Windows Common Controller for Window Class
Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows Version: [8/13/2009]
Update Driver Warning
Click Yes

Then I installed the latest drivers for the controller, yet still nothing. These are 2 Microsoft products, and im trying to get them to work on a microsoft product, is there something Im missing?

Im running 7 home premium 64 bit

A:Help Serious problems with Xbox wireless reciever and controller!

Haha sods law isnt it just as I post something about it I get it working sorry.

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Hi I just bought a pc adapter to connect a 360 controller to my computer. Ive installed the most recent software and tried to connect the controller but when i try to connect the light on the controller spins as it is searching for a receiver
and some sort of connection is made because the light on the receiver turns solid but the light on the controller which should be solid in the region labeled "1" is actually blinking in all four regions...How does this thing work?

A:Xbox 360 wireless controller PC adapter will not connect

I would like to verify if the controller is recognized in Device Manager. How about changing different USB ports?

Please load the latest driver of the receiver adapter and the controller from Microsoft.

Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
Best Regards,
NikiPlease remember to click "Mark as Answer" on the post that helps you, and to click "Unmark as Answer" if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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Hi, I was hoping to use my laptop and my PC USB XBox 360 wireless controller to give me "wireless" headphones (still wired headphone to controller!) but I get nothing out of the non-XBox headset.

The controller works fine with GTA IV on the laptop.
I plug the 2-channel headset via a 2.5/3.5mm 3-channel (stereo & mic) adapter into the controller socket and laptop identifies an XBox headset is attached.
I set headset as default in Vista (SP2) "sound/playback".
If I then start any audio output program (eg WMP) there is no sound from laptop speakers and the volume bars show the sound is routed to the headset - but nothing comes out
Resetting speakers as default and restarting program - speakers work fine.
I have tried other headphones/earphones - same result.

Q: will the controller give me full audio, wirelessly, with ordinary headphones? If so what am I doing wrong?
Q: is my Ebay 2.5/3.5 jack adaptor the right solution or do I have to jam something into the little slots to the L & R of the controller jack socket? (what are they for??)

Thanks, Richard

A:Solved: Headphones & PC XBox 360 wireless controller

Hmmm, very quiet out there!
The Vista sound properties of the headset show "1 channel, 16 bit.....telephone quality" but greyed-out and unchangeable. I presume it is just a chat line?!
Any chance for full audio?

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit, and I have a problem where I cannot connect my XBox 360 controller to the wireless receiver I own. I have looked online to find a solution for my situation, but none that I have found have worked. I have even tried the solution involving going into the device manager and updating the device drivers. I would like help ASAP.

A:Microsoft XBox 360 Wireless Receiver Not Syncing With Controller

did it use to to work or is it a new receiver and does it light up solid green when plugged in?

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I have Soft Analog Sticks on my Xbox One Controller Wireless. Is this normal?

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This is the controller I used for my Xbox before I sold it. It still works, but my Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit doesn't seem to want to be compatible with it.


I downloaded the latest drivers and installed them, and I plug it in and it says installing device and it installs. It starts charging, but the Center button just keeps blinking, and it is showing up under device manager.
Any ideas?

A:Wireless Xbox 360 Controller w/ Play & Charge won't work

Play and Charge cable is only for charging.
you need a wireless receiver for the controller to work on the PC.
Amazon.com: Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows: Video Games

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Hello all. I need help. I've exhausted everything I know to do.
I bought an Alienware Alpha three weeks ago. It came with an Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows. After 1.7GB of 250 updates completed on the new machine, I attempted to install the new controller. I followed the correct steps to install the receiver, however, nothing I do makes the controller pair. The controller's green ring stays flashing green instead of having only one quadrant staying highlighted.

Here's the strange part. Regardless of whether I plug it into a 3.0 or 2.0 device, the Windows Troubleshooter says I have to plug it into a 2.0 port. It said that it's an older device so it will need to be used in a 2.0 port. I called Dell/Alienware and verified that the two on the front are USB 2.0 and that the two on the rear are 3.0. They also gave me the line about 3.0 being backwards compatible.

The controller is plugged into a 2.0 port but Windows (10 Home) thinks that it is plugged into a 3.0 port. It is telling me that it needs to go into a 2.0 port. I've uninstalled, rebooted, and re-installed the drivers so many times already.

To add more crazy to the issue, I plugged the controller into a new Dell netbook (not sure if it is USB 3.0 or not actually) and it worked perfectly fine. The controller paired perfectly fine. Which leads me to think that it is a communication speed issue on the Alienware Alpha desktop.
I am stumped. Please help! This is not a "send it back under warranty" ... Read more

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Hi there, I've read numerous posts of different people having this issue, and some claim that the built in headset jack acts as a usb audio device, anyhow, when I have my Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver plugged in, my nice Logitech Z-10 speakers are complete static when sound is played, the only way I can get them to sound good again is to unplug the receiver and restart the computer. I'm sorry, but Microsoft hardware sucks half the time, this isn't the only issue I had to ( resolve ) with this.

Anyways, please please let me know if you or anyone happens to know a fix for this, I'd like to use my speakers without hassle, for some reason the speakers on my headset work fine luckily, while the receiver is plugged in.

A:Xbox 360 Wireless Reciever and Controller for PC conflicting with Speakers, static

Obviously microsoft customer support is nothing but foreigners that can barely speak English, their only knowledge of a solution to a problem is the information provided on the computer screen in front of them through a help program.

Funny how microsoft fights outsourcing, but they contribute to it, what hypocritic oxymorons.

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Hi there,

I use wireless internet, and recently bought a wireless gaming receiver so I can use the xbox controller on my PC wirelessly - Problem is though, it connects up fine, but the internet it slowed to the point it barely works. I'm assuming its an issue of having two wireless devices in the same PC in close proximity to each other.

Do you think this is the case, or do you think there may be another problem or solution for this issue?


A:Xbox Controller Wireless Gaming Receiver for PC - Slowing down internet?


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So my computer updated to the AU last night and this seems to have broken compatibility with my sound card (Asus Xonar DG), and my wireless 360 controller. I tried re-installing the Xonar drivers for Windows 10 and it didn't work. I couldn't find any wireless 360 drivers for Win10 because I guess it's supposed to Just Work on Windows 10?

Other things I tried that didn't work:


-Rolling back to yesterday's version of the OS (wouldn't let me)

-Refreshing Windows

-Resetting Windows, then reinstalling the drivers

-Physically removing and then re-installing my sound card

-Attempted to restore from a system image I made last week, but unknown reasons it would not allow me to do this

I'm pretty sure the issue is driver-related which is why I'm posting it here. I'm more concerned about the sound card as my mobo's onboard sound is borked. Has anyone else had this problem and been able to solve it?


A:Win10 AU: ASUS Xonar and Xbox 360 wireless controller driver problems

I recall another thread a week or two ago about an ASUS Xonar sound card not working. If I remember correctly, the user removed it and went back to the Realtek on board sound.

But, if the Xonar isn't compatible with the AU, its up to ASUS to update their drivers so it is compatible.
One other thought, if the on-board is not disabled in the BIOS, the update could have enabled it and cause a conflict with the Xonar.

I know basically nothing about the Xbox 360 wireless controller, but I would try uninstalling it in the Device Manager, then restart Windows and see if its detected and reinstalled. Don't just uninstall it in the device manager then search for new hardware as it can install but have the same problem.

(as a side note, I used to live in KC).

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I have been through several forums now and cannot find an answer. I have enabled all sharing over my network for windows media player and my zune software. My windows xp used to sync with my xbox with zune but windows 7 does not seem to want to find the xbox. I have done everything i have read. the only way they can connect is through vuze and I do not want to connect that way. Any help would be appreciated! Also my windows media center seems to be corrupt when starting it automatically comes up with "windows media center has stopped working"

A:Xbox 360 and Windows 7 cannot sync

Just to make sure, if both the Xbox 360 and your PC are on, if you to Network, does the Xbox 360 show up there? Additionally in WMP 12, have you enabled Media Streaming? (Go to Stream --> Turn On Media Streaming) Also, have you added the files you want to share to the appropriate libraries?

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Ok getting really frustrated with this. Purchased a xbox 360 wireless reciever for windows , i have followed all steps correctly it shows up in device manager, it even turns on connects to controller no problem.
However randomly within 2-5 seconds the controller turns itself off and back on again every 5 seconds..
Now ive been searching the net for days and ive tried everything.
Anyone can help with this..

Please note:
I have a month old new PC windows 7 home premium 64 bit, i5 3570k 3.4ghz ivybridge, 8gb, 500gb HDD. Working flawlessly so its not my system.
IT IS NOT the batteries or the controllers.. This seems to be the only solution on the net which doesnt work, both work fine with my xbox 360 and ive tried 3 different controllers with all different types of batteries. I have pulled the springs on one of them up so its touching the batteries properly still no luck.

therefore it must be something to do with the configuration on my pc.. reciever looks like its working fine..

Any help is much appreciated

A:Xbox 360 controller for windows

there were updated drivers for the receiver. I had to search all over to get mine to work right. However I did not have a shut off problem. Think I got the driver from here; http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/downloads#gaming ... I would need to boot my gaming system and check the drivers I used.
Have you noticed if the light on the receiver blinks or goes out? My thought is something is shutting the receiver off or "blinking" the power causing the controller to think the fake xbox has turned off. Or, did you un-link your controllers from the xbox? wonder if it is still linked and conflicting between the real xbox and the PC. (I forgot to do that and ended up turning on the xbox when connecting to the PC)

as with all electronics there is a small chance the receiver is bad. Can you have a friend test if it works on a different computer?

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I have heard that i can use my wired xbox 360 controller and i downloaded a software from Microsoft but it still wont connect the software says i need to connect it but its already pluged in via USB , any help guys? Thanks

A:Xbox 360 controller and Windows?

did you solve this problem?

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You can now use an Xbox One controller with your computer wirelessly, even if you haven't yet upgraded to Windows 10.


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I have an Xbox controller plugged into my computer, and I have tried three different drivers, but none of them show up in the driver list. Can anybody recommend a driver that works?

(NOTE: I am not using an Xbox 360 controller, just a regular Xbox controller.)

A:Xbox controller on Windows 7

Get the official Microsoft drivers from here >> Software Download

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Hi i have an wired xbox360 controller for windows when i play a game (fifa online2) if i use my gamepad about 10 minutes in it starts lagging really bad(in offline league mode against the AI)

then simply unplug the controller played for about 2 hours with keyboard (no gamepad) with no lag whatsoever i had tried so many things prior to this

so im convinced its my gamepad i just dont know how to fix this issue so i can continue playing the game with my gamepad.

any ideas ? any help greatly apprieciated

A:Xbox 360 controller for windows

When you plugged in the pad for the first time did windows auto detect the drivers for it or did you download them?

If you didn't download them then i would advise you do.
It may be a compatibility issue down to drivers.

Also, update all the drivers for your existing hardware.

I'm using a program called Slim Drivers which will scan the hardware for your computer and then lookup all new drivers for them.

Give it a shot.

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I have read/searched through most of the posts on this and various other sites and can't seem to find help with my problem. So hopefully someone will be able to help.

This morning when I woke up my computer worked properly. I then went to work, and when I turned it on I got the "blue screen of death." (I apologize for not posting the exact wording, but I did not think I would need it). I restarted the computer per the instructions, and it booted up. The computer, however, failed to connect to the wireless network. I noticed that the network icon was not in the taskbar. I then went to device manager and my integrated wireless adapter (Intel Pro/Wireless 2200BG) had a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark. I clicked on properties and under the 'general' tab the device status read:

This device cannot start (Code 10)
Click Troubleshoot to start the troubleshooter for this device

I then unistalled the controller and attempted to reinstall via the 'add hardware' program. I then received the message:

A problem occurred during hardware installation. Your device may not function properly

I then, believing it was a driver issue, downloaded the latest drivers from the intel website for my device on another computer. I uninstalled the controller again, and tried to install with the new drivers via a thumb drive. I received the same error message and the controller had the yellow triangle. When I clicked on properties this time I received the fol... Read more

A:Integrated Wireless Controller/PC Card Adapter/Ethernet port stopped working

Sounds like your motherboard is rapidly dying.

If the ethernet controller (or adapter) does not show under Network Adapters and is not in Other or Unknown devices with a warning or error message check in the BIOS (Setup) to see if it somehow got disabled. If it is already enabled, or doesn't show there, see my first paragraph.

When the ethernet controller is defective it can prevent other integrated and/or PCMCIA networking cards from working. When this happens sometimes a USB adapter will work.

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Every time I plug my Xbox 360 controller into my Windows XP computer, it fails the driver installation with the message, cannot install this hardware because the wizard cannot find the necessary software
but I am 100% certain that Xbox 360 controllers are compatible with Windows XP. I've seen enough of Mike Stephayn's daughters use Xbox 360 controllers on Windows XP for years (2006). I did a search on the problem and came across a couple of related but unrelated results on the problem, one forum post, and a yahoo answers post but both those deal with a "play and charge pack" that requires additional software but I just have a regular Xbox 360 controller, no charge pack. just a controller on a cord to go to the machine. no batteries or anything related to both those posts. and there is no hits or anything about Xbox 360 controllers not installing past result #2, so this is not at all widespread and apparently very rare that Windows XP won't find drivers. the controller works on all other computers (Windows 7 & Windows 8.1) that I try it on. but not this computer.

A:Xbox 360 controller will not install on Windows XP

It looks like there are two types of Xbox 360 controllers; standard, and Xbox 360 controller for Windows. I take it that you have the standard version.A standard Xbox 360 wired controller can be connected to a Windows PC by way of the USB port, but drivers must be installed before the controller will work.Instructions are here:http://support.xbox.com/en-GB/xbox-on-windows/accessories/xbox-controller-for-windows-setup

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I bought a xbox controller (is able to work on pcs) for my laptop and I cannot get it to work. Windows won't recognize the device at all and when I try to install the drivers I get a error message that says "Did Not Install"

I don't think the device is faulty because when I plug it in the green X button lights up.

A:Problems with Xbox 360 controller for windows xp

you need to install the driver before you install the controller. a quick google will yield the microsoft page

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