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Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows Won't Connect

I recently purchased the official wireless xbox controller for windows, with the little receiver included and all. I can't get it to connect, the green light is on at the receiver (not blinking as if its not connected), but the controller will not designate a quadrant light to show its connected. it just keeps blinking.
In device manager I show "XBOX 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows", but no controller. Under "Unspecified" I have a "HID-Compliant Device" which i'm assuming is the controller, but i cant get it to update drivers or anything. Please help!
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  2. drivers http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/d/xbox-360-wireless-controller-for-windows

    To Do this
    1.Right click on Computer
    2.Go to Properties
    3.Click on Device Manager
    4.Right click on the Unidentified Device
    5.Go to Properties
    6.Go to the Drive tab
    7.Click on "Update Driver"
    8.Browse my computer for driver software
    9.Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
    10.Microsoft Common Controller for Window Class
    11."Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows"
    12.Update Driver Warning
    13.Click Yes
  3. Step 10 is where i am running into issues, I don't have that driver available to use in any of the categories.
  4. if u downloaded the drivers in the link u should have it in your list of drivers
  5. everytime i try to download from there it tells me that i already have that driver installed. and in step 10 i dont get the option to browse to the location of the driver file if i choose the option to pick it manually.
  6. the first time u download the driver did u install from the CD that came with the receiver or did u get the drivers off the Microsoft wed sight?
  7. I was previously using a wired version of the controller, so it had the "motionjoy" drivers already installed. Wouldnt let me install from disc because it kept giving the error that it was already updated.
  8. there is your problem your system has the wired drivers and u need the wireless drivers thats why it was saying u all ready have the drivers installed so all u have to do is uninstall the wired drivers and install the wireless drivers from the web sight and follow steps 1-13 and it will work just fine
  9. ok. how do i completely remove the drivers?
  10. Best answer
    Click Start, type Device Manager, and press Enter then find "XBOX 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows" (or what ever it says it will say something xbox) then open the driver tab and at the bottom and click uninstall
  11. Wired controllers don't need drivers. You just plug them in and they work.

    To uninstall any previous drivers you have, go to Control Panel > Uninstall Programs.

    Select your driver then remove it. Install the new one you downloaded.
  12. Best answer selected by bosoxfan82.
  13. corymartin66 said:
    Click Start, type Device Manager, and press Enter then find "XBOX 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows" (or what ever it says it will say something xbox) then open the driver tab and at the bottom and click uninstall


    That worked! Thanks so much for all your help!
  14. Also, there is a software called xpadder, where you set certain buttons on the controller, to send out keyboard input. http://fileforum.betanews.com/detail/Xpadder/1148671810/1 and it is a non-install program (though you need to run in compatibility for vista)
  15. your welcome
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