How To Connect Xbox 360 Controller To PC

One of the neatest things about the Xbox 360 controller is that you can learn how to connect Xbox 360 controller to your PC. You can use the Xbox 360 controller as a gamepad for any of your computer games that features gamepad support. This actually encompasses a great many games, so you will have plenty of uses for your Xbox 360 controller on your PC. You do need to spend a bit of time setting up the gamepad, so you will want to make sure you have some time set aside to configure your Xbox 360 controller on your PC before you are intending on playing the game.

Things you will need to connect your Xbox 360 controller to your PC:

  • Xbox 360 Controller
  1. Go to Microsoft's website and download the Xbox 360 controller software for your version of the Windows operating system. While the Xbox 360 controller can operate without software, you can better configure it with the proper software.
  2. Go through the software installation procedure, clicking "Next" on each prompt as indicated.
  3. Plug the controller's USB cable into the appropriate port on your computer. If you want to use your wireless Xbox 360 controller, you will need a wireless receiver. Sync the controller to the receiver as though you were syncing the controller to the Xbox, using the small sync button on the controller.
  4. Launch your game and use the Xbox 360 controller in it. You may need to configure additional options in the game itself, so check the controller on a game to game basis.
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