225 of 241 people found the following review helpful
great product bad user unfreindly when installing,
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This review is from: Official Xbox 360 Wireless Gaming Receiver For Windows (Xbox 360) (Accessory)
i got this because i love the xbox 360 controller and wanted one for windows. however the disc itself does not have any device driver so just install the software and for the receiver itself follow these steps and the device will be recognised. this is if you are using windows 7 64 bit it took me about 4 hours to find out how to do this so make sure you follow the steps.
click start button first
a. Right click on Computer
b. Go to Properties
c. Click on Device Manager
d. Right click on the Unidentified Device
e. Go to Properties
f. Go to the Drive tab
g. Click on Update Driver...
h. Browse my computer for driver software
i. Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
j. Windows Common Controller for Window Class
k. Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows Version: 188.8.131.529
l. Update Driver Warning
m. Click Yes
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Initial post: 24 Dec 2011, 11:44:44 GMT
Amazon Customer says:
Thanks Mr Mangham, the receiver was one more useless google link away from ending up in the bin.
Posted on 24 Jan 2012, 00:54:36 GMT
Thank you Mr. G. Mangham. One small thing though;
j - was labeled "Microsoft Common Controller for Windows" (just in case anyone gets lost at this point)
Posted on 16 Mar 2012, 10:32:34 GMT
Steve McKenna says:
Thanks for this review, it is exceptionally helpful.
Posted on 3 Apr 2012, 17:41:10 BST
Many thanks again, disc should come with proper drivers installation but your steps work fine.
Posted on 18 Apr 2012, 16:02:31 BST
Vicky B says:
omg.....THANKS! i was getting fed up with it not working......then i found your details & i got there in the end. you are a star! <3
Posted on 17 Jul 2012, 20:31:26 BST
do you think that the product would fit through a letterbox?
In reply to an earlier post on 27 Jul 2012, 17:40:07 BST
M. Barrow says:
Yes it does. I ordered mine and it was posted through my letter box
Posted on 30 Jul 2012, 00:22:32 BST
Thanks for this! Razer Onza Controller should have been plug and play, but couldn't find drivers :/ This fixed it! I can play racing games on my PC again!
Posted on 17 Aug 2012, 19:48:11 BST
A. T. Sharrock says:
Brilliant, was about to give up untill i read your review! Thankyou.
Posted on 8 Oct 2012, 14:23:02 BST
I got this product today and have had no such problems with installing it. It runs smoothly on Windows 7 64bit. Make sure you pop the disc first to intall the software, THEN connect the reveiver. Driver was installed succesfully straightway and I checked it with few FPS games already so it's confirmed. However there's a cheap, non official receiver circulating on Amazon and I think people may be having problems with that version.