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I have read about it online people using their controller for pc games and other things, how can i do this?

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Is this a wired or wireless 360 Controller? –  Mike Cooper Sep 14 '09 at 1:37
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wired controller –  Anonymous Sep 14 '09 at 2:14

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The Xbox 360 controller uses a regular USB 2.0 connector. The only thing you are missing is the software. Microsoft has an article titled How to connect your Xbox 360 Controller for Windows to your computer.

In summary:

  • Download controller software for your operating system here.
  • Plug in your controller to a USB 2.0 slot.

Make sure they are done in that order, the controller isn't supposed to be connected while the software installs.

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thanks this is probably what im looking for –  Anonymous Sep 14 '09 at 2:14
    
Normally Windows should automatically detect and install the appropriate software when you first plug it in. This has always worked for me, though I can't remember if I ever tried it on XP. –  Ryan Versaw Oct 2 '09 at 16:08
    
The support.microsoft.com/kb/906347 link is dead. –  landroni Mar 19 at 7:01

once you have it installed, you may want to read this:

Configuring Your Xbox 360 Controller For Windows

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thanks for this but cant vote up sorry –  Anonymous Sep 14 '09 at 2:15

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