How do i use a Xbox 360 controller to my vista?

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  1. tagzard
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    tagzard Tagzard the Crazy Dinosaur with Wings.

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    I have a few emulators and i would find it easy to use my Xbox 360 controller instead of the keyboard. So how do i do this?
     
  2. Ryupower

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    Last I remembered all you needed to do was just plug the controller in and it will install the divers automatically. That's all I had to do.
    Then most emulators recognize it.
     
  4. Minox

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    For a wired Xbox 360 controller to work in Windows Vista/7 all you have to do is to connect it to the computer. The wireless one adds a bit more work by needing a compatible receiver that needs to be plugged into the computer and then syncing your controller with the receiver.
     
  5. EJames2100

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    Plug it in and it should Auto-Install, then go to Windows Update there should be an update for it, having it work via emulators and games that don't support it is a different matter but there are 3rd party programs that can map keys to buttons, I use Xpadder myself, very useful.
     
  6. Satangel

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    Done this a few months ago, was as easy as plug & play in Windows 7! Very easily done, good work Microsoft!
     
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