Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows On Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows, you can use Device Manager to help troubleshoot problems with your controller, see whether the correct items are listed, and to make sure there are no conflicts. On the Hardware tab, select Device Manager. If you’ve followed the steps at How to set up an Xbox Controller for Windows and are still having trouble connecting the controller to Windows, see the troubleshooting steps below. Drayna Replied on January 18, Typically, the ports on the back of a computer are powered ports. Did this solve your problem?

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Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? If there are any issues, select Calibrate on the Settings tab. Right-Clicking and selecting ‘Troubleshoot’ runs the xbos, which attempts to install the drivers for the device, unfortunately this ultimately fails because no such driver exists for ‘Afterglow Gamepad for Xbox ‘: So the problem is with my “Other Devices” and seems to have nothing to do with with my controller and this is the first time I’ve had a problem with an xbox controller arterglow this is also the first Afterglow product I’ve used.


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A disc that contains the driver is included with the controller. Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers attempt to trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. This is an easy fix. These are the drivers I had to choose from.

There should be two entries under Human Interface Devices: To protect your privacy, please do not include contact information in your feedback. Select Startthen Runthen type sysdm.

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Unpowered hubs or ports might not provide enough power for the controller. If the controller is not working correctly, try changing it to a different USB port. Test the controller on an Xbox console. Has the controller software been installed? On a computer running Windows 8.

For help with other gamepads or joysticks, see the peripheral manufacturer’s website or support center. We won’t give up and neither should you. For best results, plug the controller into another USB port on the back of the computer. If you continue aftergkow experience any issues, right-click the controller under Devices in Devices and Printersand then select Troubleshoot.


If you still experience the problem, contact Xbox Support.

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Windlws Support Xbox One. Thanks for marking this as the answer. Skip to main content. On the Hardware tab, select Device Manager. In reply to SnootchDog’s post on October 3, This is a third-party branded controller but it is a fairly reputable brand.

For information on configuring a specific game to be played with a controller, see the game publisher’s website or support center. You want the one with the latest date.

Arqade works best with JavaScript enabled. Make sure your system meets the requirements for the Xbox Controller for Windows.

On the Start screen, select Control Panel. Notes A driver is a software program that lets the device—in this case the Xbox Controller for Windows—work with the Windows operating system and the game.

Drayna Replied on January 18, To use Device Manager, follow these winvows This site in other languages x.