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Windows 7: Xbox 360 PC wireless gaming Receiver

19 Feb 2010   #1

7 Ultimate x64bit
 
 
Xbox 360 PC wireless gaming Receiver

My OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
Problem:
When I plug in the xbox 360 wireless receiver the drivers will not load. The light on the device turns on and windows recognizes it as an Unkown USB device.
  • I have tried loading the drivers straight from M$ and have tried manually installing them. I get an error stating that windows found the driver but could not install it.
  • I have also installed the device onto an xp machine and it works perfectly
  • the package itself does state that it is windows 7 compatable as does the manufacture's website
  • I have also seen screen shots of the device working, on a windows 7 ultimate 32bit os but not a 64 bit.
At this point I'm thinking it might be because im running 64 and not 32bit...and if thats the case would be better to dual boot with a 32 bit system or ubuntu???

any help of guidance will be greatly appreciated!!

Thank You,
Mossflower

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19 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Hi mossflower,

Try the instructions I found here: Wireless Xbox 360 Controller Receiver For Windows Not Detecting/Working

Quote:
http://www.dealextreme.com/forums/Forums.dx/Forum.31881~threadid.504450

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: 2.1.0.1349 [8/13/2009]
Update Driver Warning
Click Yes
Let me know if that helps at all. Good luck!

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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19 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

You could try uninstalling any form of drivers it installed for it, in the device manager, then restart, plug it in, and check windows update. I know when you plug a wired Xbox 360 controller into a Vista machine it requires you to install updates from Windows Update before you can use it.
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19 Feb 2010   #4

7 Ultimate x64bit
 
 

Hey walker thanks for the idea!! I will try that as soon as I get home, thats something I havne't tried yet!

and dark nova I tried that already...but I do greatly appretiate the advice. I really am at a loss here.
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19 Feb 2010   #5

7 Ultimate x64bit
 
 

Walker,
I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That worked perfectly!! who would have thought that m$ actually fixed that function of windows. I remember using that back in win 95 days and it never used to work! now it works perfectly!! I can't thank you enough!!!
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20 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Haha you're welcome mossflower, I'm glad I could help. Please let us know if there's anything else we can do for you in the future!

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
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20 Apr 2010   #7

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

i do all the steps that you say guys but on my drivers list i dont have wireless reciever "driver version etc: only one choice i have with the name microsoft wireless reciver and no date or diver version a also the first time that i did your steps wokred but after somhours i turn on my gamepad and couldnt connect with the reciver.after unistal etc came up this problem


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16 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WalkerA WinTeam View Post
Hi mossflower,

Try the instructions I found here: Wireless Xbox 360 Controller Receiver For Windows Not Detecting/Working

Quote:
http://www.dealextreme.com/forums/Forums.dx/Forum.31881~threadid.504450

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: 2.1.0.1349 [8/13/2009]
Update Driver Warning
Click Yes
Let me know if that helps at all. Good luck!

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
Thank you very much Walker. This worked great for me. I was starting to wonder why I purchased the Xbox 360 Wireless controller.
Now I am happy.
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17 May 2010   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by asbanoglou View Post
i do all the steps that you say guys but on my drivers list i dont have wireless reciever "driver version etc: only one choice i have with the name microsoft wireless reciver and no date or diver version a also the first time that i did your steps wokred but after somhours i turn on my gamepad and couldnt connect with the reciver.after unistal etc came up this problem
Hi asbanoglou,

Sorry I missed your post before - what happens on that screen when you select "Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows Version: 2.1.0.1349 [8/13/2009]" and click Next to proceed setting up the controller?

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

EDIT: @windrider, glad I could help! Enjoy gaming w/ your controller
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07 Jun 2010   #10

windows
 
 

i tried all of that and what happens is that it will connect when its up close but it takes quite a few times to even connect to it, and when it does if i move the controller 2 feet away, the controller disconnects. i have no idea what to do to fix this
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