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 aggressively pushing Windows 10 (despite many users not wanting it or waiting), problems like this will come up.
Since Microsoft wants to make this as hard as possible for Windows 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, it is no longer supported as of 1/14/2020.'''''
'''''*WARNING: WINDOWS 7 IS END OF LIFE! I WILL NO LONGER SUPPORT WINDOWS 7. This procedure will work, but is entirely unsupported 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].'''''