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Windows 7: xbox 360 wireless controller lacking software?


13 Jul 2011   #1

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 
xbox 360 wireless controller lacking software?

ive just connected my new 360 wireless controller to the pc but there dosent seem to be any configuration software that comes with it,
is there any software and i just cant find it or is there any 3rd party that's decent?

thanks


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13 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

how did you "connect" the wireless controller to the PC?
Play-and-Charge cable only charges the controller.

You need the MS 360 Wireless Adapter to use the 360 wireless controllers on the PC.

http://www.amazon.com/Xbox-Wireless-...g_ai_ps_t3_t_4
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13 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

AS far as software goes, at least for the wired version, there isnt any.

Its just plug and play.
Controls and buttons can sometimes be changed in game, but thats about it.
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13 Jul 2011   #4

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

i downloaded the driver/software package from MS, but the software that came dosent seem to do anything except let you know your connected and how your battery is doing. would have thought the software would let you assign keys to buttons and use the controller to move the pointer if wanted.
you dont seem to be able to do anything!
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13 Jul 2011   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Maxheadroom View Post
ive just connected my new 360 wireless controller to the pc but there dosent seem to be any configuration software that comes with it,
is there any software and i just cant find it or is there any 3rd party that's decent?

thanks
Are you saying you didn't get instructions and an CD with it??? If so, you should have, unless you bought it used, or open box. Anyway go here: Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows | Microsoft Hardware - you can get the manual or quick start guide there as well
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13 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

did you happen to miss post #2?

the Wireless controller only works wirelessly on the PC and requires the Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter that I linked to in Post #2.
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13 Jul 2011   #7

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
did you happen to miss post #2?

the Wireless controller only works wirelessly on the PC and requires the Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter that I linked to in Post #2.
Were you talking to me? If so.....

Well one would assume when you buy a Wireless Controller you'd know you need the adapter - So yeah, I might have overlooked post #2

Sorry
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13 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
did you happen to miss post #2?

the Wireless controller only works wirelessly on the PC and requires the Xbox 360 Wireless Adapter that I linked to in Post #2.
Were you talking to me? If so.....

Well one would assume when you buy a Wireless Controller you'd know you need the adapter - So yeah, I might have overlooked post #2

Sorry
No, lol, I was asking the OP if he saw post #2 since he posted after I did and it looks like he didn't even read what I wrote.
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13 Jul 2011   #9

windows 7 64bit build 7600
 
 

no i think it was to me,
yes i have the Wireless Adapter and its connected to the pc its just the lack of support with the software see post #4

eta: in my first post i already stated ive connected the wireless controller to the pc.

looks like im looking for third party then, any suggestions plz?
thanks

eta again: sorry Zepher i ddint get what you ment at first, i do now,
no im not trying to connect with the charger cable but i guess that has happed before, it is the wirless adapter
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13 Jul 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

You must have the off-brand adapter then which requires 3rd party software to run. there were a few threads about that in this forum.
the official MS adapter is plug and play with Windows 7 (I have one and use it with my controller).
does your adapter say "XBOX 360" on the top or "Microsoft"

And ya, plenty of people have tried the plug and charge cable thinking that the controller would then work as a wired one.
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