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Xbox One Controller Driver Windows 7
[GUIDE] How to make Xbox One controller work on Windows 7 SP1
I have recently bought an Xbox One Wired Controller for PC and found myself in a desperate situation of trying to make it work on my Windows 7 PC. That led me to hours of installing/uninstalling, plugging/unplugging and googling until i finally pieced together a solution.
Note: I only did this with Wired controller, I do not know how it affects the wireless controller and its bluetooth adapters.
Since in yet another desperate attempt to migrate people to Windows 10, Microsoft stopped official support of Xbox One controller drivers for Windows 7, and went as far as breaking it completely. Even though their support page says the system will download the drivers automatically, that might not happen depending on certain circumstances explained below.
Right now, when you plug the controller and try to install the driver automatically through Windows Update, it will give you a 'Failed' message but your device manager will still show the driver as installed. So, if you already plugged in your controller and attempted to install the driver or any related software, unplug it and uninstall everything.
TouninstallthedrivergotoyourDeviceManager(Win+R -> type devmgmt.msc -> Enter)andlocate'MicrosoftXboxOneController'.Itshouldhaveitsownfolderwiththesamenameoryoumightfinditunder'Xboxperipherals(legacy)'.Rightclickandpickuninstall.Youwillgetaconfirmmessagewhereyouneedtocheckmark“Deletethedriversoftwareforthisdevice”andclickOK.RestartyourPCafterwards.
2) You are going to need to install two things that Windows Update should install itself through Windows Update, but for some reason, it did not do that for some people including me.
2.a) You have to download and install something called 'User-Mode Driver Framework version 1.11 for Windows' (KB2685813). It should be available here on the official Microsoft support site. If it is not available there anymore, try to google its name and hopefully someone forward-thinking has already uploaded it somewhere on the internet to download.
2.b) You also have to install 'Kernel-Mode Driver Framework version 1.11 update for Windows' (KB2685811). This one is a bit trickier since the download link on the official MS support page sends you to a 404 error page. So hopefully, this link which i used to download still works. If not, try googling it by its name or its Microsoft database code - KB2685811.
Restart your computer.
Now we need to manually download and install Xbox One Controller driver. Thankfully some other reddit users from this sub have done the legwork and the uploaded the drivers for future solution seekers. See this comment and download the driver based on your version of the OS and install it. Credit to /u/Arthurxbr .
Restart your PC just to be sure and plug in your controller. Now it should work!
Hopefully this post helps any poor souls in the future trying to solve this problem by spending hours googling around dead forum post and whatnot like I did.
Edit: Someone sent me another working link for Kernel Mode Driver Framework, som I'm updating the post.