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  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Windows 8 PC controller

    Hello, I have run into a problem with my Windows 8 computer once in a while, it's that my PC doesn't recognize USB ported devices as supposed to, but it does recognize things such as a wireless mouse and keyboard. Now, my question is, can I buy a wired Xbox 360 controller and connect it to my computer, and trust it to download the drivers correctly, and work like it's supposed to? Please get back to me ASAP. I have got a new game, and really want the controller to work for it.


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  2. #2

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    Windows 8 Pro

    In 'theory' there are Microsoft drivers now for Wired Xbox 360 controllers which 'should' auto-download when it's plugged in , unfortunately I don't have one to test this.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 406
    W10 Pro X64

    Follow the instructions here and it should work fine

    How to Set Up an Xbox Controller for a PC

    Note   Note
    USB port troubleshooting

    The Xbox 360 Controller for Windows needs a powered USB port. If the controller is not working correctly, try changing the controller to a different USB port. Avoid using USB hubs or the front ports on a PC. Unpowered hubs or ports might not provide enough power for the controller. For best results, plug the controller into another USB port on the back of the computer.
    Typically, the ports on the back of a computer are powered ports. Ports on the front of the computer may not be powered ports. An external USB hub doesn’t provide powered ports if it doesn’t have its own separate power supply or AC adapter.
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