Windows 7 installation: Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver For Windows

I bought a wireless gaming receiver for my XBox 360 controller this week, so I can use it to play compatible games on steam. (If anyone wondering, it was one of these)

Whilst it’s a cheap knock-off, it works just fine so long as you know how to install it. Thankfully I read the comments first and didn’t even attempt to use the supplied CD. I’m reproducing the comment here just incase I ever need to reinstall it in future and can’t find the comment.

Firstly, download the drivers - thanks Random Stranger (old link) and install them. Then:

  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. Windows Common Controller for Window Class
  11. Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows Version:
  12. Update Driver Warning
  13. Click Yes

All done. Press the button on the receiver and press the pair button on your controller

January 11, 2013

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