My issue was that when I was plugging in my XBox One controller in my Windows 7 PC, the error was popping up that the 'USB Device could not be identified.' Good job Microsoft.
The sad thing about this is that on Windows 7, the drivers for the Xbox One Controllers specifically are supposed to download automatically when the device is plugged in. Obviously, since the Device Manager cannot identify the device in the first place, it doesn't know what drivers it needs to automatically download.
Unfortunately for all of us, the solution to manually download the drivers on the support website (http://support.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-on-windows/accessories/connect-xbox-one-controller-to-pc) is, at the time of writing, obsolete.
The webpage instructs you to follow these instructions:
- Navigate to the Xbox One Controller results page on the Microsoft Update Catalog
- Download the correct version of the driver for your operating system (64bit vs 32bit)
- Extract the contents of the .cab into a file directory.
- Right click on the xb1usb.inf file, click install, and click yes.
However, users will find that when doing 'Right Click/Install' on the 64bit version of the drivers that the method of installation is no longer supported in the file. It throws the following error:
The INF file you selected does not support this method of installation