HOW-TO:Wireless Xbox 360 controller on Windows 7

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1 Download driver

Download the Xbox 360 controller driver for your version of Windows here:

2 Install the driver

Run the installer and accept the license agreement. Then complete the install.

3 Fix driver errors for 3rd-party wireless receivers

If you purchased a 3rd-party receiver, Windows might not recognize it and give the error "Device driver software was not successfully installed":

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To fix this, open the device manager by searching "Device Manager" in the start menu:

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Right click on the unknown device and select "Update Driver Software":

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Select "Browse my computer for driver software":

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Select "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer":

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Select "Microsoft Common Controller for Windows Class" or something similar:

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Select "Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows":

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At the prompt, select "Yes":

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