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[Fixed] Xbox 360 Wireless Controller Not Working/Recognized in Windows 10

xbox 360 wireless controller not working

Xbox 360 wireless controller is one of the most popular gamepads. If you have an Xbox one, playing the game with Xbox 360 wireless controller will be a nice choice. But sometimes, after you upgrade the system to Windows 10 or update windows 10 version, the Xbox cannot work in the new system. So you cannot enjoy the game again until you solved this problem. If you are using the Logitech F710, you can view this article: logitech GamePad F710 not working in Windows 10.


Option 1: Check the Battery

For this device, you need to make sure if the battery is work. If not, change two new batteries and have a try.

Option 2: Change another USB port

If the Windows cannot recognize your Xbox 360 USB receiver, in case of a dead USB port, you can plug it out and plug it into another USB port to test. Of course, you can view this article to solve USB devices not recognized by Windows 10 error. This may give some help.

Option 3: Reconnect Xbox Controller to the USB Receiver Again

If reconnecting the USB receiver to the computer does not help, try to bind the Xbox controller to USB receiver again.

bind controller to receiver

After you connect the USB receiver to the laptop/desktop, press the button on the Wireless receiver.

On the other hand, turn on the controller and press the controller binding button, so the controller LED light will twinkle. After it is connected to the wireless receiver, the controller and receiver LED light will at last light up.

Of course, you need to keep your controller and receiver connected well, without the obstacle and signal interference.

Option 4: Update Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows Drivers

1. Open device manager.

2. Expand Network Adapters tree, and you will find Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows device.

xbox wireless adapter for windows

3. Right-click Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows and choose Uninstall from the context menu.


4. Click Scan for hardware changes, windows will rescan for all the devices changes including the Xbox 360 device, and install the driver again.

If this cannot help, you can try to install a compatible device driver.

5. Right-click Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows, and choose Update Driver Software.

update driver software

6. In updating window, you can follow these steps:
Browse my computer for driver software > Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer to enter the compatible hardware devices window.

7. In this compatible mode, you can try to choose another version of the driver to install.

xbox 360 wireless receiver for windows

8. Click Yes to ignore the warning.

update warning

Then windows will install the device driver for you.

Of course, for updating Xbox 360 wireless controller driver, you can also use Driver Doctor to help you.

Driver Doctor can scan all your devices including the Xbox 360 wireless USB receiver. Recommend the right driver, download and update it for you.

download driver doctor

In Driver Doctor Interface you can see the system and hardware information for your computer. After scanning the computer, it will show you how many drivers are updated, how many drivers are outdated, and how many drivers are missing.

scan result

After that, you can use Driver Doctor to download and update all drivers, it only takes several minutes.

Option 5: Reset Power Management

Sometimes, maybe it is the USB receiver power management settings problem. So reset the power management again.

Choose the Properties after right-click Xbox wireless Adapter for Windows, and then find the Power Management tab.

In power management tab, uncheck allow the computer to turn off this device to save power selection.

disable computer to turn off this device to save power

Option 6: Windows Update

Keeping the windows updated will help to fix some bugs and solve devices issue. So check if there is a new update for Windows.

You can go to search, and type settings to enter Windows settings. Then choose Update & Security.

In Windows update, you can check for updates and windows will automatically download and install the updates.

check for updates

Recommended: Any problem with Windows update? Here's the tutorial you need: How to use Windows Update to fix system & driver error.

So try to solve your Xbox wireless controller not working or recognized error with these ways. We hope at least one way will help you to fix it.

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