I posted this originally in the Windows > Windows 7 > Gaming Forums, but apparently that was incorrect. I was instead directed here by a Microsoft support agent. Anyways...
Where did you get the reciever? Try and exchange it if you did all the troubleshooting steps.
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Hi, firstly I don't know why the support agent would send you to the Xbox support forums but anyway. Dumb question but you are pressing the connect button on the receiver ?
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And also don't forget to press the connect button on the controller as well.
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Yes I'm pressing the connect button =_=" it's a third party one, had to order it off eBay. It's the same one you would end up buying on amazon, Microsoft hasn't made them for like 5 years. If it doesn't start working I'm just going to send it back. I would prefer not to though, honestly.
You know that Amazon do sell official Microsoft wireless receivers.
Ah, probably should have mentioned it's amazon.ca. Canadian amazon is trash compared to its American and German counterparts. It is essentially Ah, probably should have mentioned it's amazon.ca. Canadian amazon is trash compared to its American and German counterparts. It is this http://www.amazon.ca/Xbox-360-Wireless-Gaming-Receiver/dp/B000HZFCT2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1345896119&sr=8-2, except in black.
Hi, did you read the reviews on amazon, apparently the receiver needs quite a bit of power to function. Do you have other USB devices connected to your pc? Try connecting just the receiver and see if it works. One solution in a review was to use a powered USB hub.
Only things plugged into USB are my mouse, keyboard, phone charger cable (no phone plugged in) and the receiver. Oh boy.
Hey there, ThingOnAString. Can you try the steps that ThingOnAString suggested and get back to us with the results? Thanks very much!
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heres the solution to every system/format,even 3rd party adapters works
after download the software and plug the adapter
Right click on Computer
Go to Properties
Click on Device Manager
Right click on the Unidentified Device
Go to the Drive tab
Click on Update Driver…
Browse my computer for driver software
Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
Microsoft Common Controller for Window Class
Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows Version: 188.8.131.529 [8/13/2009]
Update Driver Warning
i cant believe it was that simple, you dont need to download any seperate driver or anything, just follow the steps.