Xbox 360 Controller Connecting to a Windows 10 Laptop

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  1. TWalker3
    TWalker3 Guest

    Xbox 360 Controller Connecting to a Windows 10 Laptop


    I want to connect my old Xbox 360 controller to my laptop. The controller itself is wireless. I know I can purchase the wireless receiver but I want to know if I could use a controller charging cable, that connects to my controller and has a USB connection
    at the opposite end, and connect that to my PC and it would work fine.

    Thanks for any responses.

    :)
     
    TWalker3, Oct 28, 2018
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  2. Optical10
    Optical10 Guest
    Xbox One controller broken by Windows Anniversary Update

    My Xbox elite controller just stopped working yesterday on a recently purchased laptop but already had the anniversary update on it so I can't roll back to the previous version of Windows 10.

    I've noticed now that in the device and printer section of the Control Panel I've got a Xbox 360 controller for Windows entry which isn't present on another version of Windows 10 install on my desktop PC so this laptop now has two entries the elite controller
    and the Xbox 360 controller in Control Panel.If I disabled the Xbox 360 controller entry I get functionality on the elite controller but on a restart Windows the 360 controller reappears in Control Panel and in device manager.

    Strange thing that for a week since I've had this new laptop everything was working fine in, now steam doesn't recognise the elite controller and windows hasn't done an update so how's this happened?
     
    Optical10, Oct 28, 2018
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  3. GmOasis
    GmOasis Guest
    Windows 10 automatically installs driver and pair with an Xbox One Wireless Controller

    Hi. my windows 10 and xbox one wireless controller are updated. same issue cant connect wirelessly and windows pairs even when my controller is turned off/not even plugged to laptop. Xbox 360 Controller Connecting to a Windows 10 Laptop :(
     
    GmOasis, Oct 28, 2018
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  4. XBF Ezra G
    XBF Ezra G Guest

    Xbox 360 Controller Connecting to a Windows 10 Laptop

    Hi TWalker3,

    Thanks for your post. This is completely possible, just be sure to use the correct Xbox 360 Controller USB cable. Here's a guide on how to use it:

    How to set up an Xbox 360 Controller for Windows


    Let us know how this goes, thanks again.
     
    XBF Ezra G, Oct 28, 2018
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  5. TWalker3
    TWalker3 Guest
    TWalker3, Oct 28, 2018
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  6. ChiefJoboo
    ChiefJoboo Guest
    The Play and Charge kit for xbox 360 does NOT allow you to use the controller as wired on a PC. It only transfers power and not data.

    To use the xbox 360 wireless controller with a PC you will need the wireless adapter for windows or buy a purely wired USB xbox 360 controller (the kind that you can't take the cable out).
     
    ChiefJoboo, Oct 28, 2018
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  7. Ackis
    Ackis Guest
    You can get the wireless adapters pretty cheap on the secondary market I believe.
     
    Ackis, Oct 28, 2018
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  8. Xbox 360 Controller Connecting to a Windows 10 Laptop

    Hi,

    Sorry bit there is no 'correct 360 controller cable'.

    A 360 wireless controller remains wireless even when plugged in, it does not become wired if you connect via USB. The reason is because the controller isn't designed to send data down a USB cable.

    Only the Xbox One controller works wired and wireless.
     
    Obsessive Power, Oct 28, 2018
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  9. Spazpol
    Spazpol Guest
    The above are correct, the only way to connect a wireless controller is through the 360 wireless USB adapter, otherwise you would have to use a wired Xbox 360 controller. That will also connect without the wireless. The play and charge will not all ow
    the USB connection.
     
    Spazpol, Nov 5, 2018
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  10. Wishcatcher Win User

    Xbox one controller not connected?

    Hi,

    I think your laptop is connected on the wifi… and maybe your Xbox too.

    To get 100% working streamer use ONLY ethernet cable for both.

    Please read this > https://support.xbox.com/games/game-setup/how-to-use-game-streaming

    About your controller not connected ,use a usb cable to connect it on your laptop, and follow this to setup the controller correctly with the lastest update on the Windows 10 laptop > https://support.xbox.com/xbox-on-windows/accessories/how-to-update-xbox-one-controller-windows-10

    Regards,
  11. Optical10 Win User

    Xbox One controller broken by Windows Anniversary Update

    My Xbox elite controller just stopped working yesterday on a recently purchased laptop but already had the anniversary update on it so I can't roll back to the previous version of Windows 10.

    I've noticed now that in the device and printer section of the Control Panel I've got a Xbox 360 controller for Windows entry which isn't present on another version of Windows 10 install on my desktop PC so this laptop now has two entries the elite controller
    and the Xbox 360 controller in Control Panel.If I disabled the Xbox 360 controller entry I get functionality on the elite controller but on a restart Windows the 360 controller reappears in Control Panel and in device manager.

    Strange thing that for a week since I've had this new laptop everything was working fine in, now steam doesn't recognise the elite controller and windows hasn't done an update so how's this happened?
  12. GmOasis Win User

    Windows 10 automatically installs driver and pair with an Xbox One Wireless Controller

    Hi. my windows 10 and xbox one wireless controller are updated. same issue cant connect wirelessly and windows pairs even when my controller is turned off/not even plugged to laptop. :(
  13. jacevedom Win User

    Xbox 360 SmartGlass not working

    Same issue as the rest of you. I am trying to connect using Windows 10 laptop (version 1709 and connected ehternet) and Windows 10 Surface (versión 1709 and connected wifi). My Xbox 360 is connected to the internet via Ethernet. The 360 Smartglass
    app will bring up my profile but will not connect to my Xbox 360 (console settings allows for Smartglass connectivity)
  14. Internet Expert Win User

    Couldn't pair with xbox wireless controller because of an incorrect pin or passkey

    The Xbox One S controller's bluetooth functionality is not supported for smartphones of any kind.

    The only official drivers for the controller were released for Windows 10, meaning you will need a laptop or desktop (with BT connectivity) running a fully updated Windows 10 installation.
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