How to connect an Xbox 360 controller to my Windows PC

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Sounds funny right? Well, to use it we need to learn how to connect the control of this game console to the Windows computer (you can also learn how to connect your Xbox to your iPhone). But there is no need to worry. We already know how to do it and we want to share it with you.

What to do to connect your PC if you have a wireless Xbox 360 controller?

Those who have a wireless controller will have to first purchase a receiver compatible with the connection and then use an appropriate configuration wizard. On the market we will have many alternatives to choose from and based on how much money we have we will be able to get one of excellent quality. Although most perform their function very effectively.



We will use the USB port slot to connect the wireless receiver to our PC. We will immediately see that a green light lights up inside it, indicating that it is working correctly.

To synchronize the receiver with the wireless control, we must download the software available on the official Microsoft website. You may also have it handy on the installation disc that came with the receiver.

For those who have the CD with the wireless receiver software available, simply insert it into the disc drive and follow the step-by-step instructions. Eventually you may need to restart your computer as well.

Download the software for the Xbox 360 controller

To download the software, navigate to the Microsoft page until you find the “Download software” section. Located there, we look for the “Game Controls” section.

For the wireless controller, choose the wireless controller Xbox 360 per Windows. Then we choose the version of the Windows operating system that we are using on the PC. It is good that you know that Windows 7 drivers are compatible with Windows 8 and 10.



Once this is done, we select the language of the operating system and start the download. When finished, click on the "Run" option to install the files from the Xbox 360 Accessories Installer. When finished, you may need to restart your PC to complete the installation.

How to synchronize if we have a wired control?

In this case, connecting the Xbox 360 controller to the Windows PC is quite simple. Just plug the controller into the USB port and wait for it the necessary drivers are run and installed.

We will see a note when this is done saying this was done correctly. Try it out by opening a game, you can play GTA 5 online with your Xbox and using every part of the control to see if there are any problems.


Whether we're using a wireless or wired controller, we should be able to find the Game Controllers section on our PC once the software is installed. The option for will appear in it configure USB game controllers.

If the system recognizes every button, everything will be fine, otherwise we could contact Xbox technical support located on its official website.


We hope you can now have a better experience playing Xbox Game Pass Ultimate video games on your PC. To help you with this post, we've shown you how to connect an Xbox 360 controller to your PC Windows. Tell us how you found this information and if it was helpful to you.


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