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Windows 7: Xbox 360 Controller not working. Code 43. Please Help.

17 Feb 2013   #11

Windows 7 Professional x64

This happens with all Xbox 360 remotes. Go into device manager then click add add legacy hardware. Search through three list it should it should be under the Microsoft sections. And click on eaither wired or wireless depending on your remote. I don't have my comp on rite now, so u can't give u all the details on the steps. Also make sure you dl the driver from the Microsoft website.

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26 Feb 2013   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

Just got my computer back because it didn't boot again after trying the steps mentioned by Vijay B ( Code 43 Windows has stopped this device because it has reported - Microsoft Community ) . sorry for the delay caused.

Could you specify your computer OS? Then I could try and help you with the computer-Xbox controller issue
I have a 64bit Windows 7 Professional OEM-Version with SP 1 installed since the cracked one crashed.

Search through three list it should it should be under the Microsoft sections. And click on eaither wired or wireless depending on your remote.
I found the list you mentioned, but in there was nothing like "Gibson" or "RedOctan". I don't want to f**k up my system again so I'm just doing this if anyone knows spot of the driver.
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18 Nov 2015   #13

Windows 7 Pro x64

I'm using the XBOX 365 controller dongle from Ebay. It's a fake knock off but works alright.
I was able to install the link
Then download the windows 7 drivers for the xbox 365 wireless controller.

Make sure you plug the receiver into a usb 3.0 port.
It does not work on usb 2.0 ports on my computer.

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