How to Connect a Wireless Xbox 360 Controller to your PC! (Windows 8.1)

When Titanfall launched I had to get my hands on it.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t interested in purchasing an Xbox One at the time.  Luckily, my laptop can handle the game pretty well, so I dropped the cash and bought it for my PC.  I’m generally a console gamer, so naturally I wanted to use a wireless Xbox 360 controller while plowing through some pilots with my Titan.  To do so, I had to follow these specific steps.  Keep in mind this is a tutorial for Window 8.1, but I imagine the setup process will be similar on Windows 7.

Getting ready to smash some Titans, console style!

Getting ready to smash some Titans, console style!

Unfortunately, the first thing you need to do is purchase the HDE USB Wireless Receiver compatible with Xbox 360 Controllers for PC Gaming and Steam Platforms.  This device will allow your computer to detect the wireless signal and sync up with the controller.  Now, the sellers who provide the adapter don’t make it very clear how to get it up and running.  In fact, they’re quite misleading by including a disc with the appropriate software because the software is, in fact, not appropriate at all.  You might as well throw the disc away.

Alright, so you’ve got the adapter.  Now we can get into the technical stuff.  The details.  Follow these steps and you should be ready to shoot down pilots in no time.

  1. First of all, you’ll want to download the driver, which you can find here.  Even though you’re using Windows 8.1, you will want to select the Windows 7 (64-bit only) driver.
  2. Now plug in your wireless adapter.  Open up the Device Manager by pointing to the bottom left corner of your screen and right clicking to bring up a menu and, of course, click Device Manager.
  3. From the Device Manager go to Other Devices > Unknown Devices.  The Unknown Device should be your wireless receiver.
  4. Select Update Drivers > “Browse my computer for device software” > “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.”
  5. Search for “Xbox Wireless Receiver for Windows.”  It will prompt you claiming it cannot verify the continuity of the driver with the device.  Click to proceed and install the software.
  6. Sync up the controller the same way you would with an Xbox 360.  Treat the receiver like its the Xbox in this situation.
  7. Get your game on.

I’ve had the wireless receiver since about the time Titanfall launched and I still use it today, so I can assure you the product is of good quality.  It has lasted me a while.  I hope this was helpful!

 

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  • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

    i should get Titanfall again

    • http://www.joshontech.com/ JoshOnTech

      If you get it on PC I’ll take you on.

      • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

        It’s on. Ofc i need to ditch out $40. I destroyed the Battlefield with a sniper and smg frequently. I used a Atlas titan which believe it is a faster and agile Titan.

  • http://people.ign.com/thetrooper1998 thetrooper1998

    I’m waiting for the price to go down on Titanfall, then I’ll get it for PC.

    • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

      i can get Titanfall PC at my local store for $20. ofc its not Store sale. But it’s more of bartering.

      • http://people.ign.com/thetrooper1998 thetrooper1998

        I don’t barter, i get too nervous.

        • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

          You should. It brings out your courage. Otherwise you will remain a wimp on Earth, and you will be easily picked on.

        • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

          pussy.

          • http://people.ign.com/thetrooper1998 thetrooper1998

            You son of a bitch.

    • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

      oh and Trooper, there is a possiblity you may cry a lot more than you would cry in CoD

      • http://people.ign.com/thetrooper1998 thetrooper1998

        What?

        • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

          There is a possibility of you crying a lot in Titanfall multiplayer more than the times you cried in Multiplayer matches in CoD

          • http://people.ign.com/thetrooper1998 thetrooper1998

            What the fuck are you talking about? Who the hell cries over COD?

          • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

            Back in the day, when i played CoD MW2 online, i heard crying over the game :P

          • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

            https://warosu.org/data/ck/img/0053/65/1397718512964.gif
            oops. meant to post that on your barter comment. dammit.

          • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

            Then post it again on the barter comment you were going to reply it too.

          • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

            No.

          • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

            :(

      • http://www.joshontech.com/ JoshOnTech

        Titanfall doesn’t even have a story. I’m not sure why anyone would cry playing that game, unless its because they’re getting whooped.

  • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

    Opening a Hotel is a lot of work. Man im gonna be busy alot with this construction shyt. IM building a new hotel in Downtown Toronto and it will take 5 years :P.

  • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

    Why did the video I posted get deleted?

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    • Guest

      What was the video you posted? is it a vid of Stray in Trooper’s basement? ;)

    • http://people.ign.com/thetrooper1998 thetrooper1998

      I don’t recall a video.

      • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

        yeah.. uh huh..

        • http://people.ign.com/thetrooper1998 thetrooper1998

          What? I really don’t. Maybe Josh deleted it,

    • http://www.joshontech.com/ JoshOnTech

      I didn’t delete anything :S

      • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama

        I know you wouldn’t. I was thinking it was Trooper, but he seems pretty sincere about it, so idk..

        • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

          There are two mods on this blog.
          So it is most likely trooper, btw, what was the vid you posted anyway?

  • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

    It’s the same 5 people that visit JoshOnTech, and yet these 5 people managed one blog to get 300 comments.

    • http://people.ign.com/thetrooper1998 thetrooper1998

      More than five people visit the site.

      • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

        Than why don’t i see them commenting??

        • http://people.ign.com/thetrooper1998 thetrooper1998

          No disqus account?

          • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

            Hmm……………….
            This place needs moar Josh for people to come and comment.

          • http://people.ign.com/thetrooper1998 thetrooper1998

            Just shut the fuck up about him for once.

          • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

            No need to be jelly :P

          • http://www.joshontech.com/ JoshOnTech

            I imagine his post said Stray at one point? lol

          • http://people.ign.com/thetrooper1998 thetrooper1998

            Exactly the case.

          • EdwardJamesKenwayACIV

            Pawsibly

    • http://www.joshontech.com/ JoshOnTech

      No, people just don’t comment like we do. We get about 100 individual visitors a day.

      • http://www.joshontech.com/ JoshOnTech

        lol… I just saw this post from two months ago. We get way more than that now.

  • http://people.ign.com/ltsjoemama ltsJoeMama
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