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Drivers for xbox 360 controller on windows 8?

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September 27, 2013 11:00:22 AM

Hi, i want to connect a xbox 360 controller to my windows 8 computer, but i want to ask a few questions before i buy one, since i otherwise use a ps3 controller. First of all, do i need any drivers for an xbox controller on windows 8, or are they preinstalled? Can i just plug the controller in to the pc and use it? If not, where can i get the drivers? Do i have to buy a controller that comes with a cd with the drivers on them, or can i use a controller that came with a xbox 360? And how do i connect a controller to steam?
September 27, 2013 11:10:05 AM

My son bought some dongle which connects (wirelessly) 360 controller to his desktop. I don't think any drivers were needed, but I can ask him over the weekend.
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September 27, 2013 12:27:55 PM

I would guess, assuming it's a usb controller (that's the one i've seen) that it would be a plug and play type thing where windows will detect and download needed drivers like it would do for a new usb drive or usb mouse/keyboard. If not then microsoft would probably have drivers since it is their product. I would browse this page: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/p/xbox-360-cont...
for more info, it seems like there is accessory software they list but i'm not sure if it is acutally useful
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September 28, 2013 7:53:55 AM

ok, thanks
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September 30, 2013 9:23:12 AM

I might have recommended something like: http://www.amazon.com/Microsoft-Xbox-360-Controller-Win...

It's more expensive, but at least you know what you're getting. And if it's on a computer you probably won't be sitting the same distance away as you might for a console
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December 15, 2013 6:18:09 AM

thanks mmick777
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February 26, 2014 6:27:50 PM

Yep it auto installs drivers for 8.1 i plugged in my afterglow xbox 360 controller and it saw it and auto installed necessary drivers.
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