**These instructions are old. If you’ve installed the Windows 10 August 2020 update follow the instructions in this video**
Unfortunately, when I was looking into how to hook up a wireless XBox controller to a PC it was far less than intuitive and there were limited and varying resources. These steps for getting your wireless XBox controller connected to PC will work for Windows 7 and 8.1 guaranteed. The screen shots will be for a Windows 8.1 machine.
What you Need to Hook Up Wireless XBox Controller to PC
- Wireless XBox 360 controller (there are no drivers nor adapter