Download page redirects, invalidating help articles regarding connecting xbox 360 controllers ...

Discus and support Download page redirects, invalidating help articles regarding connecting xbox 360 controllers ... in XBoX on Windows to solve the problem; Short version: https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-us/downloads redirects to Accessories | Xbox One when click the link "Xbox 360 Wireless... Discussion in 'XBoX on Windows' started by Zsigma, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. Zsigma
    Zsigma Guest

    Download page redirects, invalidating help articles regarding connecting xbox 360 controllers ...


    Short version:

    https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-us/downloads

    redirects to

    Accessories | Xbox One

    when click the link "Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows" as well
    as some other xbox driver links.

    This makes you unable to download drivers for an xbox 360 wireless controller, thus being unable to use it.

    I assume this is a mistake?

    Either the xbox help pages or this need to be fixed

    If anyone with a similar problem comes across this, I got it working. My workaround was guessing the url the download was on, and by mostly luck I found it.

    Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows | Device downloads | Microsoft Accessories

    Above url allows you to go directly to the download site. Even though I have a windows 10, downloading and installing the windows 7 version worked.

    Longer version:

    Ealier I was trying to get my xbox 360 controller to work for the first time. There were a disc with drivers included, but since my computer doesn't have an optical drive, I went to google and quickly found the following help article

    Set Up an Xbox 360 Controller for Windows | Xbox Live

    This article links to a software download in this section:

    Following the instructions, when you click on the "xbox 360 wireless controller for windows" instead of being redirected to a download page, instead you are redirected to Accessories | Xbox One , which is mainly
    an ad page, but also has the following

    These are seemingly links, however aside from the effect shown on "cables and networking", nothing happens when you click them.

    Needless to say this provides no driver downloads.

    I

    :)
     
    Zsigma, Oct 11, 2018
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  2. Cannot register a Xbox 360 controller in order to make guarantee work.

    Hello,

    I would like to register my xbox 360 controller that I use on my pc to make the guarantee work because there a faulty connection at the base of the cable.

    But when I try to register It (I have tried on different pages) it tell me the sn is invalid or to try again in few minutes (I believe it is because it's made to register the whole xbox 360 product).

    Best regards

    Sphinxus
     
    LutinSquash1144, Oct 11, 2018
    #2
  3. MisterFizzle
    MisterFizzle Guest
    Xbox 360 Wireless controller slow down games on Windows 8 x64

    Hey jhenao,

    Just to double check, have you run the install of the controller for Windows 8 using the steps listed in our

    Connect Xbox 360
    controller to PC article?

    Are you able to try a different controller on your PC or try your controller on a console to see if it might just be an issue with the controller itself?

    Please let us know and we'll go from there.
     
    MisterFizzle, Oct 11, 2018
    #3
  4. Zsigma
    Zsigma Guest

    Download page redirects, invalidating help articles regarding connecting xbox 360 controllers ...

    I don't know why exactly, but the post left out the screenshots I included.

    If anyone would like to know any additional details, let me know and I will try to provide them!
     
    Zsigma, Oct 11, 2018
    #4
  5. Echo4Ent
    Echo4Ent Guest
    Zsigma,

    Are you trying to find the drivers for the Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver? If so, then the drivers are built in to Windows 10, and should install automatically when you plug the adapter into a USB port. If you are using an earlier version of windows, then
    the add new hardware wizard should start, and find the drivers.

    PCs require the adapter in order to use a 360 controller, as the controller uses a custom wireless format.

    There are instructions to set up the receiver and controller here: Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver for Windows

    Good Luck!
     
    Echo4Ent, Oct 11, 2018
    #5
  6. Zsigma
    Zsigma Guest
    I ended up getting it to work, this thread is just to report the bug with the download page redirecting you to something that isn't a download. (and to potentially help people in a similar situation.)
     
    Zsigma, Oct 11, 2018
    #6
  7. Echo4Ent
    Echo4Ent Guest
    Excellent! I am glad you were able to figure it out. Happy Gaming!
     
    Echo4Ent, Nov 5, 2018
    #7
  8. Zsigma Win User

    Download page redirects, invalidating help articles regarding connecting xbox 360 controllers to a PC

    I don't know why exactly, but the post left out the screenshots I included.

    If anyone would like to know any additional details, let me know and I will try to provide them!
  9. Echo4Ent Win User

    Download page redirects, invalidating help articles regarding connecting xbox 360 controllers to a PC

    Zsigma,

    Are you trying to find the drivers for the Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver? If so, then the drivers are built in to Windows 10, and should install automatically when you plug the adapter into a USB port. If you are using an earlier version of windows, then
    the add new hardware wizard should start, and find the drivers.

    PCs require the adapter in order to use a 360 controller, as the controller uses a custom wireless format.

    There are instructions to set up the receiver and controller here: https://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-on-windows/accessories/xbox-360-wireless-gaming-receiver-windows

    Good Luck!
  10. Zsigma Win User

    Download page redirects, invalidating help articles regarding connecting xbox 360 controllers to a PC

    I ended up getting it to work, this thread is just to report the bug with the download page redirecting you to something that isn't a download. (and to potentially help people in a similar situation.)
  11. Echo4Ent Win User

    Download page redirects, invalidating help articles regarding connecting xbox 360 controllers to a PC

    Excellent! I am glad you were able to figure it out. Happy Gaming!
  12. XBF Leslie D Win User

    network download speed

    Hi there,

    Thanks for reaching out to us today. In regards to your question on how to bump up your download speed on your Xbox 360. I would suggest to go over our following article:

    'I need help with my Xbox 360 network connection'
    Once you're in this article choose the option
    "I Can connect, but I am experiencing connection quality issues." Next you'll choose the option 'I am experiencing slow performance' After this the article will guide you through a few steps to give you accurate possible solutions.

    Also, being connected directly to the modem/router gives you a better download speed as being connected wireless can have interference and the signal may get weak which doesn't give you the best quality network/network speeds.

    Hope this helps let us know.
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