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xbox controller on windows 8

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TakkunZX Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Do anyone know how to use a xbox controller on a windows 8 computer like i don't want to buy the attachment to use it so is there a way or should i just get a regular $20 controller i don't care about to play games with
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pyrohmstr Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you get the Microsoft wireless receiver you just plug it in and it's all set to go.
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DJ0Hybrid Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Wired controllers should work automatically (else you need to install a driver which Microsoft should have on their site.) For wireless controllers, you must have the receiver in order for them to even connect to the computer, which are usually sold with Xbox 360 Controllers for Windows (and don't bother going to Wal-Mart for them as the people there will probably point you to a normal Xbox controller, might get lucky with Best Buy. But just stick with an online store that will confirm it.) Once you have the wireless receiver, you can use any Xbox 360 controller with your PC.
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TakkunZX Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
i thought so, was hoping there was a way to use the wireless one with out the reciever
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DJ0Hybrid Nov 25, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Without doing some hackish, bizzare method in which you create the receiver, there isn't.
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TakkunZX Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
crap ok guess imma buy a receiver
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Siplisteph Nov 25, 2012
Umm with Windows 7 I have a wired xbox controller (glad I have it cause my battery packs always end up failing) which I bought from Argos and have had no problems with it. From what I have been told u need the wireless receiver to connect a wireless controller.

See here [link]

Hope this helps.
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TakkunZX Nov 25, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks!
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