How to use the Xbox 360 controller on PC

How to use the Xbox 360 controller on PC

The Xbox 360 controller is considered one of the most comfortable to play with and one of the highest quality overall. If you still have one at home, we explain how you can use it on your Windows 10 PC to give it a second life.

Xbox 360 wired controller

If you have a wired Xbox 360 controller, the procedure couldn't be easier, as Windows should detect it as soon as you connect it to a USB port on your computer . With this, the operating system will install the necessary driver so that you can use it. It is a quick process that will only take a few seconds

However, there are some cases where the controller is not detected correctly. If this is the case, you can force the installation of the driver from the Windows 10 device manager. You can access this tool included in Windows 10 from the start menu.

How to use the Xbox 360 controller on PC 1 Once in the tool, look for the command and click on it with the right mouse button. Now click on " Update driver ". Select the option to search for updated driver software automatically, and Windows 10 should install the latest version of the driver without any problems.

If everything has gone well, you will see a green light on the remote , you can use it without problems on your PC.

Wireless Xbox 360 Controller

If you have a wireless Xbox 360 controller, the procedure can be a bit more complicated. This remote was sold together with a radio frequency receiver, if you have it, connect it to the PC and it will recognize the remote immediately. If it doesn't, you can follow the same procedure as described above.

In the event that you don't have the adapter, you will need to purchase one to be able to use your wireless controller. You can find it for sale on Amazon, although in this case it will be quite expensive and you may be more interested in going for the Xbox One controller that has support for PC without the need for adapters.

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These are all the steps you need to take to use the Xbox 360 controller on your Windows 10 PC, we hope you find it very useful. You can share the post on social media so it can help more people in need.