If you purchased a Xbox Wireless Receiver for Windows and are wondering how to use it in Windows 8.x, this guide will show you how to install the drivers. Since Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 as hard as they need to (despite many users not wanting it or preferring to wait), problems like this will come up.
Since Microsoft wants to make this as hard as possible on Windows 7/8.x users, this guide will show you how to manually install the driver and get it working. '''''IMPORTANT: While the screenshots show Windows 7, I will not be assisting with Windows 7 driver installs after 1/14/2020.'''''
'''''*WARNING: WINDOWS 7 IS END OF LIFE AS OF 1/14/2020. I WILL NOT SUPPORT WINDOWS 7 USERS. This procedure will work, but it is entirely unsupported by the guide author going forward.'''''
== Guide notes ==
* In most cases, the receiver will pick up the driver correctly, but needs encouragement. However, I have included manual installation instructions for situations where this does not happen.
* '''''Windows 10 users: Refer to the [guide|103157|Windows 10 guide].'''''