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Windows 7: Xbox One Controller Driver .INF file not installing

11 Apr 2016   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
Xbox One Controller Driver .INF file not installing

What's up, guys! Well, when I was installing the XOne Controller driver for my Windows 7 and extracted the .cab file, at this point, nothing bad, it was a successful extraction. But when I right-clicked the xb1usb.inf to install the driver, it shows this message:

(X) (No, I'm not using the icon) The selected INF file does not gives support for this installation method.

How do I fix that? Something from my PC is not updated? Please help, I really want to use an controller for PC gaming.

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12 Apr 2016   #2

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring

Hi Fishy,
According to this MS blog, you only have to plug it in. Have a read

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21 Jul 2016   #3

windows 7

typically in my experience windows update just won't perform the update. whether it's the auto update when you plug the controller in or the auto update via device manager like the xbox support site recommends. the .cab file won't seem to work says that the .inf file isnt the properly formatted to be installed (which is ridiculous because that's it's one job), and that a**hat major nelson removed the links to the installer on his blog stating that the auto update should take care of all your problems. add in the fact that the actual microsoft site pages now bring up "this page doesn't exist" meaning you really have no official support from microsoft at all.

what i had to do was search and find a website that still had those links. the website i went thru was

Xbox One controller gets official Windows PC drivers | Polygon

it has several links in the article one of which goes to where major nelson's blog had them previously, but at the end of the 2nd paragraph there is a 64-bit and a 32-bit hyperlink. just click the one you need and it will open a blank page and download a windows installer (specifically the ones the used to be on major nelson's blog) with all this trouble getting a simple update it really does feel like microsoft is trying to force us to "upgrade" to windows 10

hope this helps anyone having problems that stumbles across this page like i did.
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