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Windows 7: [Guide] Xbox 360 Gaming Receiver Windows 7 Connection/Driver Problems

27 Jan 2011   #1
Nathan401

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
[Guide] Xbox 360 Gaming Receiver Windows 7 Connection/Driver Problems

This Thread is to show how to get your Xbox 360 wireless receiver working in 10 steps if Windows 7 does not recognise it or you cant see the drivers that are needed.
This is my first post but have discovered all this information by having all the problems myself.

1.Plug in your Xbox 360 Receiver to your computer
2.Turn on your Xbox 360 Controller and and link it to your Xbox 360 Receiver by pressing both connection buttons on both devices.
3.If controller does not connect properly open Device Manager.
4.Click on Other Devices. An unknown device should appear with a yellow triangle.
5.Double click on unknown device and then update driver.
6.Select Browse my computer.
7.Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
8.Go down the list and select Microsoft Common Controller for Windows Class by double clicking.
9.Select Xbox 360 controller for windows version 2.1.0.1349 [13/08/2009] and press Next to install. (If this driver isn't an option plug your Xbox 360 Controller into your computer using the Plug & play USB Charge Kit. This should download the driver automatically. After it has downloaded and installed go back into device manager and start process again from step 3.)
10.After This process your Xbox 360 Controller should connect straight away. If this isn't the case unplug the Xbox 360 Receiver and turn your Xbox 360 Controller off. Plug Xbox 360 Receiver back in and turn Xbox 360 Controller on and if necessary press the two connection buttons again.

If this Thread helped at all please let me know or contact me for more help if needed.


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28 Jan 2011   #2
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums
I didn't read through this entire thread but since it's resolved, posibly their issomething in here that will help with your issue.

Give this thread a read.Xbox 360 PC wireless gaming Receiver

Best of luck. Fabe
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30 Jan 2011   #3
PheeNen

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 
Help plz! :(

I went out and bought the Plug and Play USB Charge Kit, because the Windows Common Controller wasn't showing up, and when I plugged it in I wasn't redirected into any download or anything, any help?
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31 Jan 2011   #4
Nathan401

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

What have you done so far with the receiver?
Make sure your windows update is turned on...and check your device manager to make sure it hasnt downloaded in the background.
it is windows 7 your running right?
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31 Jan 2011   #5
PheeNen

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

I have the receiver plugged in, I have the driver needed installed, my windows update is turned on, but I'm using Windows XP 32bit.
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01 Feb 2011   #6
Nathan401

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Can you give me the name of the driver you have installed?
Have you pushed the connection buttons on the receiver and the controller to try and connect them like on the xbox?
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01 Feb 2011   #7
PheeNen

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

The driver is called, Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories 1.2, when I try to sync the controller and wireless receiver the controller just has all four of the lights blinking and not connecting.
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01 Feb 2011   #8
Nathan401

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I dont know much about xp but im assuming it shouldnt be much different.
Try and find device manager in control panel by looking at the steps in this link
Device Manager XP - How Do I Open Windows XP Device Manager?
Then follow the steps in my first post see if that helps
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01 Feb 2011   #9
PheeNen

Windows XP 32 bit
 
 

i know how to open that, but my wireless receiver can't be detected, and when i try to manually install the driver, their is no windows common class controller, even though I have downloaded the necessary driver.
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02 Feb 2011   #10
Nathan401

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

After selecting "let me pick drivers from a list" click on "select all devices" instead of looking for windows common controller.
Then scroll down until you find microsoft and look for Xbox 360 controller for windows version 2.1.0.1349 [13/08/2009].
see if that works.
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