I got some awesome responses and help last time I posted here, so I'll give it another shot. I ordered this USB controller on Amazon with 12 buttons by Sabrent. It had great reviews, so I figured why not? When I plugged it in to my laptop, nothing happened. Apparently I'm supposed to press the Mode button and it switches to Digital Mode and turns on the red light on the controller, but no light came on. It's supposed to be recoginsed as a USB gamepad, but it's only seen as a HID keyboard and a HID-compliant mouse. If I turn off my laptop all the way and plus it in while it's booting up, it turns red like it's supposed to. But when Windows loads, it turns off again. Nothing else happens. I'm running Windows 8.1 on an MSI gaming laptop. The controller says it's Win8 compatible.