How to Connect an Xbox 360 Controller to My Windows PC (Example) | See How It’s Done

When we are in front of our computer having fun with the best video game and sharing them with our friends we look for a way to feel as comfortable as possible to improve the experience and if we have the appropriate devices, software and others in charge of helping us when we start playing and we have everything we need, if we have installed our Xbox games on our Windows 10, we love knowing that we can enjoy video games by connecting an Xbox 360 controller to Windows PC.

Sounds fun right? Well, in order to use it, we must 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?

For those with a wireless controller, they must first acquire a receiver that allows you to make the connection and then use an appropriate setup wizard. In the market we will have many alternatives to choose from and depending on how much money we have we can get one of excellent quality. Although most fulfill their function very effectively.

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We will use the USB port slot to connect the wireless receiver to our PC. Immediately we will see that a green light turns on in it that indicates its correct operation.

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

For those who have the CD with the wireless receiver software available, just insert it into the disk drive and follow the step-by-step instructions. In the end it may be necessary to restart the computer as well.

Download the software for the Xbox 360 controller

To download the software, navigate through the Microsoft page until you find the “Software Downloads” section. Located there, let’s look for the “Game Controls” section.

For the wireless controller choose the control Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows. Then we choose the version of 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.

After doing this, we select the language of the operating system and begin the download. When completed, click the “Run” option to install the files from the Xbox 360 accessories installation program. At the end you may have to restart the 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 control into the USB port and wait for run and install the necessary drivers.

We will see a note when this is done saying that this has been done correctly. Try it by opening a game, you can play GTA 5 online with your Xbox and using each part of the controller to see if there is no problem.

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

If the system recognizes each button, everything will be fine, otherwise we could go to the 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 in this post we have shown you how you can connect an Xbox 360 controller to your PC with Windows. Tell us how you found this information and if it has been useful to you.

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