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The problem is that the device is reporting itself as an ‘ Afterglow Gamepad for Xbox ‘ , instead of a regular ‘Xbox Controller’ , meaning that Windows isn’t automatically picking up the correct driver. If there’s a problem for either of the entries under Human Interface Devices , first verify that the problem is caused by the controller by unplugging it. Remove and then redetect the controller: Did this resolve your issue? Xbox Support Xbox One.

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In the Action menu, select Scan for hardware changes. Notes A driver is a software program that lets the device—in this case the Xbox Controller for Windows—work with the Windows operating system and the game. Xbox on Windows Thanks for your feedback! Remove and then redetect the controller: Regular Xbox controllers seem to get picked up by Windows normally and aftrglow just fine, the drivers install and there’s nothing that I need to configure in Steam or anywhere else, they ‘just work’.

Ports on the front of the computer may not be powered ports. To use Device Manager, follow these steps: Note A conflict is marked by a yellow exclamation point in Device Manager. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? Chat with an Ambassador.

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It does not appear in the ‘Game Controllers’ menu: Use the built-in troubleshooter: When the controller is successfully installed, you see three entries in Device Manager. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Provide feedback for this topic.

To protect your privacy, please do not include contact information in your feedback. Try this community option, below. We’re sorry this article didn’t solve your problem. If there are any issues, select Calibrate on the Settings tab. The problem is that the device is reporting itself as an ‘ Afterglow Gamepad for Xbox ‘instead of a regular ‘Xbox Controller’meaning that Windows isn’t automatically picking up the correct driver. On the Test tab, test that the controller aftergolw correctly.

Thank you for your interest in this question. A disc that contains the driver is included with the controller.

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You will receive a warning about the driver potentially being incompatible, because Microsoft can’t verify that it will work for your device. Double-click Xbox Controller for Windows.


Make sure your system meets the requirements for the Xbox Controller for Windows. Firstly, you might need to install the Xbox Controller software for Windows first.

You can download the latest drivers for the Xbox Controller for Windows from the Microsoft Hardware website. Select Startthen Runthen type sysdm. Verify that the controller appears under Devicesand then right-click the controller and select Game controller settings. On Windows 7 and earlier versions of Windows, you can use Device Manager to help troubleshoot problems with your controller, see whether the correct items are listed, and to make sure there are no conflicts.

For information on configuring a contrller game to be played with a controller, see the game publisher’s website or support center.