Download Xbox One Controller Driver For Windows 10

After the Windows 10 Anniversary update Xbox One Controllers may start showing up as two XInput devices in Steam, and button presses occur twice.

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To fix this you need to patch in the xinputhid.sys file from an earlier Windows 7 driver.

Note: This fix only works for connecting the controller via USB cable or USB wireless adapter, the new Bluetooth controller when paired still doesn't work.

*Size compared to Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows. Controller and headset sold separately. For use with the Xbox One Wireless Controller or Xbox Wireless Controller and controller compatible games on PCs and Tablets running Windows 10 with USB 2.0 or USB 3.0. Device downloads. For software and drivers select your product from the list below. Xbox One Controller + Cable for Windows.

Download the Windows 7 Driver

Head to the Microsoft Catalog in Internet Explorer (it won't work in any other browser) and download Microsoft - Generic Controller - Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows version 6.3.9600.16384.

Make sure you download the right version for your machine (X86 or AMD64). You can check by clicking the package name to view the details.

Add the driver to you basket and checkout. Once you have the file, extract the zip inside the directory. You should see xinputhid.sys and xinputhid.inf in there.

Patching Existing Driver


Bring up the Device Manager (Right click on Start), expand Human Interface Device and find your Xbox Controller (e.g. Xbox Wireless Controller).

Click on the device and go to the Driver tab and click Update Driver.

Choose Browse my computer for driver software.

Choose let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.

Choose on HID-compliant device from the list and then click Have Disk.

Browse to where you download the drivers earlier and choose xinputhid.inf then hit Ok.

Your controller should work now. Try connecting it via USB, and then reconnecting it by USB wireless adapter.

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After months of promises, Microsoft finally released Windows drivers for its Xbox One controller, allowing it to pull double duty as wired controller for PC gaming.

Unlike the Xbox 360 wireless controller, which required a separate dongle for PC use, all you need to use the Xbox One controller on PC is a standard Micro-USB cable. The wired connection provides the power, so you don’t even need batteries. Unfortunately, you can’t use the Xbox One controller wirelessly on a PC at this time.

Driver installation

To set up the controller, head to Major Nelson’s blog and download the drivers for either a 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) machine. (If you’re unsure which file to grab, open Control Panel, type About in the search bar and click System. Then, look under ‘System Type.’)

Open the file you just downloaded. Amusingly enough, Windows will show an “unknown publisher” warning, even though the drivers are coming from Microsoft. Click Run in the box that pops up. You don’t have to plug in the controller to install the drivers.

A setup wizard should appear. Read and accept the license agreement, wait for the installation to finish, then click Finish.

Now, plug in your Xbox One controller. It may vibrate briefly, and you should see a “driver software installed successfully” message on the System Tray.

At this point, you should be ready to play. Games that support Microsoft’s Xbox 360 controller should automatically recognize the Xbox One controller without any additional setup (with some exceptions described below).

Potential issues

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The biggest problem is that several of the games I tested would not recognize the controller, including Dark Souls II, Transistor and Eldritch. The controller did recognize several other games, including Dishonored, Super Meat Boy and Trials Evolution. Uninstalling and reinstalling the drivers did not help, so hopefully this is just a temporary issue that Microsoft and game developers can resolve through updates.

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Also, the first time I installed the driver, Windows 7 showed a “Runtime Error” after plugging in the controller, followed by an “XboxStat.exe has stopped working” error. The controller still worked, but the message was a nuisance. These messages went away after reinstalling the driver.

Finally, keep in mind that plugging the controller into a PC will break its wireless connection to the Xbox One. You’ll have to plug the controller back into the console via USB to pair them again.

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