Does the 'Xbox One Elite' controller work on Windows 7? Please Help.

Discus and support Does the 'Xbox One Elite' controller work on Windows 7? Please Help. in XBoX on Consoles to solve the problem; Hi there. I recently bought the Elite controller for my PC so I can play games (obviously), but when I plug in the cord, I hear the 'hardware error'... Discussion in 'XBoX on Consoles' started by LMKemp, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. LMKemp
    LMKemp Guest

    Does the 'Xbox One Elite' controller work on Windows 7? Please Help.


    Hi there.

    I recently bought the Elite controller for my PC so I can play games (obviously), but when I plug in the cord, I hear the 'hardware error' sound, along with seeing an error message saying that 'Driver installation was not successful'.

    I've tried downloading old drivers, but still nothing. I've also tried using about 7 different USB cords (along with testing this out on 3 different PC's), and all of them gave me the same result. I've gone into 'Windows Update' and tried to see if it could
    find a matching driver there, but nothing.

    I don't wanna upgrade to Windows 10 (atleast not yet) as I'm quite content with Windows 7, but is there ANY possible way to get this controller to work on Windows 7?

    Would I have to purchase the adapter, or would that not even help at all?

    Any help on this topic is greatly appreciated as I'm starting to get a little desperate due to the fact that I can't seem to find any help online.

    Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    LMKemp, Dec 25, 2015
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  2. my controller doesnt work on windows

    My xbox one wireless controller connects to the wireless adapter for windows but when I try to configure it to work on windows it says that only the xbox one elite ccontroller can be configured. Please help
     
    CrazyBull1010, Dec 25, 2015
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  3. Please Help.

    Hi Isaac,

    Thanks for reaching out to us! So far three different controllers had worked for a day, more or less before not detecting the headset, correct? It is a NUBWO stereo headset (3rd party) with an Xbox standard controller. I understand that the headset works
    on another device but try another headset or even a cheap pair of headphones on the controller to check the port.

    Also, yes it is best to update the controller as well.
    Update your controller
    by using the Xbox Accessories app:

    1. Get the app from Microsoft Windows 10 by searching for "Xbox Accessories."
    2. Launch the Xbox Accessories app.
    3. Connect your Xbox One Wireless Controller by using a USB cable or the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows.
    4. Note You'll be prompted to update to Windows 10 Anniversary Edition if you haven't yet done so.
    5. When the controller is connected, you'll see the message “Update Required” if an update is mandatory. Install the update.
    I hope this helps
     
    XBF Jasmine Z, Dec 25, 2015
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  4. CrimsonSqeez
    CrimsonSqeez Guest

    Does the 'Xbox One Elite' controller work on Windows 7? Please Help.

    Been having similar problems. The automatic driver installation can't find a driver for it and the windows support page amounts to "Plug your controller in, it should work now." Which is rather unhelpful.
     
    CrimsonSqeez, Dec 25, 2015
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  5. cy43rguru
    cy43rguru Guest
    The problem lies in the download process, if you download the drivers, then installation should work fine. Use the catalog website to download and see if it works. Make sure to choose the controller driver for your chipset, i.e. x86 for 32 bit and AMD64
    for 64 bit. Also make sure to open the website wih IE

    catalog.update.microsoft.com/.../Search.aspx
     
    cy43rguru, Jan 14, 2016
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  6. LMKemp
    LMKemp Guest
    FIX: Nothing worked for me... Except purchasing the wireless adapter.
     
    LMKemp, Oct 31, 2018
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  7. LMKemp Win User

    Does the 'Xbox One Elite' controller work on Windows 7? Please Help.

    FIX: Nothing worked for me... Except purchasing the wireless adapter.
  8. cy43rguru Win User

    Does the 'Xbox One Elite' controller work on Windows 7? Please Help.

    The problem lies in the download process, if you download the drivers, then installation should work fine. Use the catalog website to download and see if it works. Make sure to choose the controller driver for your chipset, i.e. x86 for 32 bit and AMD64
    for 64 bit. Also make sure to open the website wih IE

    catalog.update.microsoft.com/.../Search.aspx
  9. CrimsonSqeez Win User

    Does the 'Xbox One Elite' controller work on Windows 7? Please Help.

    Been having similar problems. The automatic driver installation can't find a driver for it and the windows support page amounts to "Plug your controller in, it should work now." Which is rather unhelpful.
  10. kyle_m4496 Win User

    Home button on xbox controller in windows 7

    Hi UpsyDupsy. My name is Kyle and I'm an independent advisor.

    Thank you for posting on the Xbox Communities Forum. Please note that Windows 7 does not have full support for Xbox One controllers. As such, some features such as the Xbox button will not work. Windows 10/11 have built-in support for Xbox One controllers.

    Windows 7 is no longer receiving support or updates, making your PC vulnerable to attacks. If your PC is connected to the internet, Windows 7 is not safe to use. I strongly recommend upgrading to Windows 10 or 11.
  11. )(())( Win User

    What wireless adapter is needed to connect xbox elite controller to windows 10?

    I have the answer it states at the xbox website “The Xbox Elite Wireless Controller is also compatible with PCs running Windows 7 or later versions. To connect the controller to a PC, use the included
    USB cable or use the Xbox Wireless Adapter for Windows (Windows 10 only).” hope this helps
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