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Windows 7: Original Xbox Controller in Windows 7 x64

15 Mar 2010   #1

Win 7
Original Xbox Controller in Windows 7 x64

All help is appreciated

Hereís the scoop:

Iíve tried everything to get my wired Xbox controller (orig.) to work in Win 7. Sadly Iíve only be able to get it to work as a one off fluke.That fluke occured while I was following Deludeds WKD tut. at

After hours of installing/uninstalling progs/drivers I plugged in my controller Windows recognised it and installed the drivers. After a quick happy dance I opened up XBCD and verified that all buttons worked. I then unplugged the device secured my wiring and when I plugged it back in it was unrecognised. Now
nothing I seem to do can bring it back up.

So Iíve uninstalled everything, double checked the wiring and now Iím going to walk through his tut. again and post the errors as they happen.

Please, please, please help me figure this out. I could live with it just not working, but the fact that I got it once on a fluke is driving me nuts.

Since I have Windows 7 64x Iím starting at 5b:

Downloaded DSEO and enabled TEST MODE under run as admin.

1. Rebooting

2. Ok booted in ďTest Mode Windows 7 7600Ē

3. Now Iím a little confused here. Tut. says to ďDownload the Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider 1.3b from that link I provided above, and follow the direction posted there.Ē However, their instructions say I need to sign a system file. But I havenít installed XBCD yet so how can I sign the .sys?

4. So next I download XBCD from link and install under run as admin
Installed. Do I need to worry about XBCD certificate (I went without).

5. Plugged in usb and device not recognised.

6. Tried to install manually through device manger but I get this message:

"The folder you specified doesnt contain a compatible software driver for your device. If the folder contains a driver, make sure it is designed to work with Windows for x64-based systems"

7. So I reopen DSEO and sign ďC:\Windows\System32\drivers\xbcd.sysĒ then reboot.

8. Plug the device back in and itís still not recognized. Try to manually install driver via Device manager and I get the same message as above.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Jan 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x32, Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I'm actually having the same issue.
Awhile back I installed Windows Home Premium 32bit on my other hard drive, and found an old original Xbox controller and found a tutorial on how to connect it. After several hours I was able to wire it correctly and install the XBCD correctly by following the steps listed above. I tried xPadder and was able to play several games and emulators.

I recently installed Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit on another hard drive and I plan to use this hard drive for my video games. I tried all of the solutions provided and still can't get it to work. A few things that are different are that when installing XBCD and its drivers, the driver installs into sysWOW64, and plugging in the controller, it's recognized as "Unknown Device" in Device Manager. My system is currently in Test Mode, I don't give two craps if I can't get rumble or anything special, I just want to be able to map the damn buttons and sticks. =[
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Jul 2011   #3

Windows 7

There is NO reason why this thread should still have no solution.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7

Bumping until this is solved.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Aug 2011   #5

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free

At startup try pressing F8 and load windows to run with unsigned drivers and see what happens. I had problem signing drivers in test mode and getting them to work properly, this worked for me. Although, the drivers I wanted to sign was not for a xbox360 controler.

And heres some links to other tutorials on the XBCD matter (I'm sure you've read them already, but just in case):
Driver needed for xbcd. Xbox controller on 64bit. - Vista Forums
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Aug 2011   #6


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Astounding View Post
There is NO reason why this thread should still have no solution.
The fact that it's remained unanswered so long tends to suggest otherwise...

Feel free to necro a thread again if you've got something useful to add.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Aug 2011   #7

Windows10 Pro - 64Bit vs.10547

you'd be better off using one of the more recent XBox360 controllers, they run instantly via Windows7

there will always be problems running an original XBox controller on a PC
some buttons won't work unless you get third-party software to run them
- and even then, they can get temperamental..
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BugMeister View Post
you'd be better off using one of the more recent XBox360 controllers, they run instantly via Windows7

there will always be problems running an original XBox controller on a PC
some buttons won't work unless you get third-party software to run them
- and even then, they can get temperamental..
I had it working perfectly for the last couple of years though on my last machine, also win7 x64. It's an original xbox wireless logitech controller and imo it's a better controller than the 360. Plus I already own it. But now on my new pc I simply cannot get it working. I'll be trying the new program posted above and reporting back soon.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2012   #9


I know this is an old thread but I just thought it may help someone out who is trying to get the Original Xbox controller (that has been already converted to USB of course)to work on Windows 7 64 & 32
Follow these instructions & you will have it running in no time:

This only works for the Original XBox controller, not the 360 controller.
IMO The original Xbox controller has always had better analogue stick controllers than the "later Xbox 360 controller" & a lot of people (Like Myself) converted them for PC Use by fitting them with a USB plug.

The xbcd drivers use to work great on Windows 98 & XP but with Vista & Windows 7 Microsoft implemented "Driver Signature Enforcement" which stops unsigned drivers from being installed on those platforms.

That was the end of being able to use the Xbox controller on PC because Vista & Windows 7 wouldn't let the unsigned xbcd drivers for the device install.

This is a much simpler way to get the Xbox controller working on Vista & Windows 7 without all the hassle of replacing files in your Windows & System 32 Folders only to find that on reboot that the controller drivers will not load.
If you do it my way the Original Xbox Controller will work 100% for sure every time & IT WILL BE RECOGNIZED EVERY TIME Windows boots up.

1. First You need the program " Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider ". (it's freeware)

* 2.Then you need to download & install the driver for a xbox2pc converter (The driver is for the Tiger Game XBox Controller)
You need to search Google for "PC018 super joy box 9" and chose the first link,, or just use this link below:
( It's freeware too)


* 3. You will be taken to the "MAYFLASH LIMITED" Site

* 4. Choose Download from the list on the Left-hand side & then download the driver listed as:

PC018 Super Joy Box 9
PC019 Super Joy Box 10 Oct., 22nd,2009 Windows Vista/Windows 7
PC020 Super Joy Box 11

(It lists three devices (Joy Box 9, 10, 11) but it's just one driver)
* 5. On the right you will see the download button

* 6. Once you have downloaded the Driver Signature Enforcement Overider & the Super Joy Box drivers place them in separate folders on your desktop
* 7. Now Run the Driver Signature Enforcement overider with admin privileges and enable test mode.
* 8. Reboot ( on reboot you will see an "In Test Mode watermark" in the lower Right hand corner of the screen) But don't worry because that watermark will be removed when we turn off Test Mode Later.

Also make sure you choose RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR to install the driver
* 10. Now plug in your Original XBOX controller
* 11. Windows 7 will detect it, but won't be able to install the driver & give an ERROR.
* 12. Go to My Computer / Properties & choose Device Manager from the list. You will see the the installed device under "Human Interface Devices" but it will have an exclamation mark because it has no drivers installed.
* 13. Double click on the device
* 14. Choose the driver Tab
* 15. Choose Update Drivers
* 16. Choose Select Browse my Computer for driver software
* 17. Choose Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer

Note: If it doesn't go straight to the Manufactures/Model Page first & takes you to a list of devices to install, do not worry, just choose the "Install Human Interface" heading from the list & then the driver loading page that we need to use will open, then continue as written below.

* 18. Un-tick the box "Show compatible hardware"
* 19. In the left panel under the heading Manufacturer Scroll Down the list & choose -> "TigerGame Limited" & in the right hand panel you will see the TigerGame Xbox Controller driver listed.
* 20. Click Next, Let windows do its thing & override any warnings & it will install the driver.
* 21. Go back into Device Manager and you will see that the yellow Exclamation mark is now gone & has been replaced with "TigerGame Xbox Controller.

* 22. Open the Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider once again & this time "DISABLE TEST MODE" & Reboot
* 23. Your Done, when Windows Reboots the watermark will be gone & Windows 7 will continue to Recognize the Original Xbox Controller.
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Question: How do you get analogue working on your Original XBOX Controller?

* 1. Open Control Panel
* 2. Choose devices & Printers
* 3. You will see TigerGame Xbox controller listed, Right click on it
* 4. Choose game Controller Settings
* 5. Now choose Properties
* 6. Click on controller mode and change it to analogue or Digital or in some cases Flight.

That's IT You will be able to play your games on Windows 7/Vista using your Xbox Controller without a hitch. Hope it helps you out!

NOTE: "If you haven't done so already" open Driver Signature Enforcement Overrider once more and disable Test Mode & Reboot
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jun 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit

I use a PS2 DualShock USB gamepad, and have no problems with it.

Windows 8 doesn't like it, tho.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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