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Windows 7: Possible to use wirless (but wired) 360 controller in 7

19 Jul 2009   #1
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 
Possible to use wirless (but wired) 360 controller in 7

Has anyone had any sucess using a 360 wireless controller (plugged into the USB cable) in windows 7? When I do this it sees it as an unsupported device and I can not seem to find any good working drivers.

Does anyone here have any ideas or drivers form Windows 7 RTM?


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19 Jul 2009   #2
kellymac35

WINDOWS 7 Ultimate x64 Full
 
 

Dorfdad I have been using 360 Wireless controler in both Beta and RC with no issues. Windows istalled the drivers as soon as I pluged in the reicever. I am not sure what you mean by wireless but wired?
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20 Jul 2009   #3
Dorfdad

Windows 7 7264
 
 

Ar eyou using a wireless connector? I was plugging in a wireless via PLug and charge cable and into the USB but windows 7 wont find it.. an original WIRED controller works fine.
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21 Jul 2009   #4
7echno7im

Windows 7 7600.16384 x64
 
 

I think it is supported and works fine. I would hope so since having the XBOX 360 controller work on a PC is one of the requirements for "Games for Windows"

Games for Windows: Technical Requirements

Even my 7 year old logitech controller works plug and play. The drivers are pretty generic and have been around since XP.
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05 Jan 2010   #5
Xaraz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Have you tried using the drivers from the Microsoft website? I needed to install them, then reboot, and the device was detected perfectly. On 64 bits Windows 7 Home premium even.

Here's a screengrab to show it's working: Grabout ? grab and share your screen shots fast & easy!

And here's the driver page over at Microsoft: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/windows7/support.mspx

Hope this helps.
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05 Jan 2010   #6
FZ21Z

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Have you actually got the wireless "receiver"? There was a post last week about the same issue, which turned out that they hadn't got a receiver.
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07 Jan 2010   #7
Xaraz

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Yes, I have the 'receiver', as you can see in the screengrab here: Grabout ? grab and share your screen shots fast & easy!
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