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Working knockoff of official device
on 12 February 2013
I'm not sure if you can still get the official versions of these devices, but those that appear to be the official ones here on Amazon are knock-offs (according to customer reviews) and so is this one. I decided to take a gamble on this hitherto unreviewed receiver at less than half the price of the more popular one.
The device works on my 64-bit Windows 8 desktop machine, after following the instructions to download and install drivers at the bottom of this review.
The only downside, for which it drops a star, seems to be that reception is a bit weak, it has a tendency to disconnect my joypad from time to time if it is tucked away - certainly range is much poorer than an actual Xbox 360, but fortunately the device has quite a long USB cable so it can be put in an unobstructed spot.
== SETUP INSTRUCTIONS ==
(Originally by Steel Frog)
To download these drivers, head to Microsoft's Windows 7 driver support page. From the pulldown menus, select Controller, Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Controller, Windows 7 (or vista) 64-bit, and the language of your choice.
Download and install as prompted, then move on to the next step.
Plug in your wireless receiver if you have yet to do so. The driver installation is a little deep within several of Windows' layers, so follow this guide carefully. This is assuming you're running Windows 8 X64, but Windows 7 and Vista should have very similar menu structures.
- Go to your Control Panel
- Click on Hardware and Sound
- Click on Device Manager under Devices and Printers
- Scroll down the list to Other devices
- Double-click the Unknown device
- Click on the Hardware tab
- Click on Update Driver
- Select Browse my computer for driver software
- Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
- Scroll down and select Xbox 360 Peripherals and click on Next
- Select Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows and click on Next
- When the warning message appears, select Yes