How to Install Windows 10 Xbox One Controller Drive

Are you a Xbox One gamer? Did you know that you can use a Xbox One controller to play video games on your computer? All you need is a micro-USB cable and a PC running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, or Windows 10. Simply plug in the controller and install Widows 10 Xbox One controller drive. You can also connect a Xbox One controller wireless as you would use it in a Xbox gaming system. But if you are exclusively using it for PC video games, then it must be connected through a micro-USB cable to your PC USB port. In this article, I will explain how to install Xbox One controller drive for all three versions of Windows mentioned above.

Before you connect your Xbox One controller, it must be updated to latest software. It solves most of the major problems concerning drivers not installed properly. It will also help to improve the controller and wireless headset adapter capabilities. You can easily update your Xbox One controller software by following the steps below.

  1. Sign in to Xbox Live on your Xbox One Console.
  2. If prompted, Update the console system.
  3. Press the Menu button and select Settings.
  4. Then select Devices & Accessories.
  5. Select the controller you want to update and click Update.

Above process will updated your Xbox One controller to the latest software. Now lets talk about how to install Windows Xbox One controller drive.

Windows 10 Xbox One Controller Drive


1. Windows 10 Xbox One Controller Drive

If you are running Windows 10 on your PC, you are in luck. Microsoft already has built in drivers to use with your Xbox One controller. Plus they should be automatically updated. Simply plugin the controller via a micro-USB cable and you are set.


2. Windows 7 and 8.1 Xbox One controller Dive

Most Windows PCs are set by default to download and install the latest hardware drivers automatically. Plugin your Xbox One controller and watch it install the necessary drivers automatically. You can also install the Windows Xbox One drivers manually.

1. Update Xbox One Controller Driver Through Device Manager.

  1. Open up Windows Menu (Windows Key + X).
  2. Search for Device Manager and Open.
  3. Click on Microsoft Xbox One Controller.
  4. Right-click and select Update Driver Software.
  5. Select Search Automatically for Updated Software.

2. Download and Install Xbox One Controller Driver Manually.

Follow the steps below to download and update Windows Xbox One controller driver manually.

  1. Go to Xbox One Controller search page.
  2. Select Microsoft>Other hardware>Microsoft Xbox One Controller.
  3. Select the matching drivers for your PC and click Add to Basket.
  4. Go to your Basket and select Download.
  5. Open Windows Command Prompt.
  6. Enter the following command which will extract the CAB file
    • expand -f:* Destination-Folder (Replace Update-Name with the name of the CAB file, and Destination-Folder with the path to the update folder).
  7. Now open up the Update Folder above and right-click the file xb1usb.inf.
  8. select Install, and select Yes.


Above process will install Windows 10 Xbox One controller drive (Or Windows 7 and 8.1). If you having problems, try using a different micro-USB cable. After using your Xbox One controller with a PC, don’t forget to re-sync it to connect back to the Xbox One Console.

Also read: How to Uninstall Microsoft OneDrive from Windows 10


4 Responses

  1. I tried downloading and installing the Xbox One Controller driver manually on my Windows 10 laptop, but I didn’t see any new drivers in my device manager, even though command prompt printed ‘installation successful’.
    I really don’t want any extra files/downloads on my laptop since I try to keep it clean, so is there a way to remove/undo/uninstall whatever ‘expand -f:* Destination-Folder’ did? I’m assuming it did something since it returned a successful print log, even though it didn’t solve my problem.

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