How to install the Xbox One Wireless Receiver in Windows 10
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To troubleshoot your Xbox Wireless Receiver, refer to this troubleshooting guide.
Background and Identification ¶
Note: Early controllers (2013-2014) may require a firmware upgrade to use this adapter, as early PC support was limited to USB or nonexistent on very early controllers.
The Xbox One Wireless receiver was introduced by Microsoft in 2015. This was released 1 year after Microsoft officially supported PC connectivity on all Xbox One controllers.
The best way to identify the old version of the Xbox One Wireless Adapter is the form factor. The older receiver with Windows 7/8.x compatibility is much larger then the Windows 10 exclusive version.
Note: Like many Xbox accessories, the driver may not automatically pick up and install the required drivers in Windows 7/8. This receiver is no exception. With that being said, this can be fixed by installing the driver manually.
Manual driver fix ¶
If you are having problems with automatic installation when this receiver is plugged in, refer to these guides to manually correct the problem.
Driver location (Manual installation) ¶
- Windows 7/8.x: Microsoft - Net - 1/1/2015 12:00:00 AM - 6.3.9600.16384)
- Win10: Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows (pick the newest version)