Xbox 360 Controller to PC Troubleshooting (Windows 7)

[2018 UPDATE: Thanks again to everyone for stopping by. I will leave this video up at least until Microsoft no longer supports Windows 7 because I assume most will have at least moved on to Windows 8 by then (if not Windows 10). I personally no longer have a Windows 7 PC, so I am unable to test things, but I will try to help as much as I can!] update video:


49 Replies to “Xbox 360 Controller to PC Troubleshooting (Windows 7)”

  1. So I have a wireless 360 controller with a "play and charge" wire connecting it with my PC.  So what you're saying is that I need to by an extra £30 controller just so I can use my controller on PC and the wire I bought was a complete waste of money…?

  2. My Controller is not working. When I turn it on it spins around and doesnt say that it is useable on my pc, I am using Windows 7 I have tried all methods and its starting to piss me off, could you help me please

  3. Hello,

    Thank you for your video, it does not work at home. I have everything installed correctly, but microsoft common controler is not in the list. My adger was running under windows 8.1 because it was already in the list


  5. yeah the Xbox sign is on the pc but it isn't showing the first quadrant as green. the controller is flashing green but not working as a controller replacement for the mouse.

  6. hi…this video is great..any ideas on why the xbox sign on the pc is not turning green? it is connected and the controller guide button is flashing..any help I'd appreciate it.

  7. Okay i got 2 diffrent controllers , and none of them is working. ive tryed this guide and alot of others. When i plug my controller in my USB-port nothing happens , no sound nothing . Nothing is wrong with my USB-ports since i checked with my mouse . I got the Xbox driver installed. Tried to go ingame to set a game to use a controller but nothing happens , please help me i think i have tryed everything now , i got get anyone of them to Work . im useing Windows 7 since it dont Work at all on Windows 10 , they both have worked before

  8. When i connect my wriseless controller it automatically get recognized as an xbox controller without downloading any driver , but still not working even after pressing butons or moving joystick

  9. I can't connect my (wired) xbox controller to my PC. It also doesn't give me a message which says that it failed to connect. It just simply does nothing. What can I do? Thanks in advance

  10. So for whatever reason my list for drivers after clicking "Let me choose from a list" looks completely different from yours and any other tutorial's for that matter and I'm unsure what to do next. Here is a reference picture directly after clicking "let me choose from a list" and this is after unchecking "show compatible hardware" . I searched through all the manufacturers and there controller drivers are in none of them. I am using an Old Skool brand Xbox360 controller. I'd appreciate any and all help!

  11. Has anyone else had theyre controller just stop responding?, it lights up on boot but isnt registered as being "installed" but the drivers say it is lol, it used to work with steam fine but now nothing works with it it any suggestions before I return it?

  12. Thanks a lot, I have been struggling with my controller for almost 5 hours now and the only really helpful guide was yours, 5 stars on tripadvisor amazon and everything else i could give 5 stars on <3

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