Fix Xbox 360 Controller Not Working Windows 10

May 16




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This article helps you do the thing that when your Xbox 360 game controller cannot work on Windows 10.


Instead of keyboard and mouse,Fix Xbox 360 Controller Not Working Windows 10 Articles many gamers would rather use XBOX 360 controller to enjoy games, such as League of Legends and Minecraft.

But suddenly, you find there is a problem with Xbox 360 controller on Windows 10. The Xbox 360 controller won’t work or fail to work properly in games.

The reason why wired or wireless Xbox 360 is not working consists in the Xbox 360 controller driver not working.

For most case, your Xbox 360 controller driver is corrupted or outdated with Windows 10 updates or upgrade.

So you can arrive at the conclusion that to fix Xbox 360 controller out of work is to solve Xbox 360 controller driver error on Windows 10, which is the same as the driver issue multimedia audio controller driver is missingand VGA driver issue.

Solution 1: Update Xbox 360 Controller Driver in Device Manager

To remove Xbox controller not working error for Windows 10, you can decide to update the Xbox 360 controller driver in the inbuilt tool-Device Manager.

1. Open Device Manager.

2. In Device Manager, expand Xbox 360 Peripherals and then right click the Xbox 360 Controller driver to Update driver.


Here if you cannot find Xbox 360 controller driver in Xbox 360 Peripherals, you can try to locate it in Unknown devices or Universal Serial Bus Controller.

For most cases, the Xbox 360 controller driver is Xbox 360 Receiver for Windows.

3. Choose to Search automatically for updated driver software.


Now Device Manager can search both your PC and Internet for the latest Xbox 360 Controller Windows 10 driver.

If there are any, it will install the new Xbox 360 controller driver for you. In this way, you will not be annoyed by the Xbox 360 controller not working on Windows 10.

But if Device Manager failed to find you the recently released Xbox 360 driver for you, you have to download and install it on your own, or you will never be able to play games with Xbox 360 on Windows 10.

Apart from the Xbox 360 driver, you can also choose to use Device Manager to download Xbox One drivers.

Solution 2: Update Xbox 360 Controller Driver Manually

As for Xbox 360 Controller users, when your Xbox 360 controller happens to problem, you can go to Xbox official site for help.

Now that the Xbox 360 controller does not work is mainly due to the driver error, why not turn to Xbox site to get the Xbox 360 controller Windows 10 driver.

  1. Navigate to Microsoft Xbox site.

2. Scroll down the webpage to find out Downloads.


3. Enter the Windows operating system and you can select the right Windows 10 driver for Xbox 360 controller.

4. Install the Xbox 360 controller driver on your PC. Here you should know well how to install drivers in compatibility mode.

Now when you launch the Xbox 360 Controller again, it will back to work normally on Windows 10.

Solution 3: Check for Updates

Sometimes, after Windows 10 Creators update or Windows 10 anniversary updates, Xbox 360 out of work comes up. Therefore, you would better check if there are Windows 10 updates on your PC that can cause Xbox controller problem.

1. Go to Start > Settings > Update & Security.

2. Under Windows Update, click Check for updates.


The moment when Windows 10 updates are installed are your computer, you can obviously see the Xbox 360 Controller driver not working has been solved as well.

To summarize, this post aims at teaching you how to fix Xbox 360 Controller not working error on Windows 10.