Skip to main content. Would you like to contact Support regarding the “Troubleshoot your Xbox controller for Windows” issue you were reading about or a different issue? 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. No driver install required just instant recognition. Ad-hominem insults, calling each other shills, etc. In the Action menu, select Scan for hardware changes. Select Troubleshoot , and then follow the steps provided.

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Provide feedback for this topic. Discordand will be removed. Are you afherglow it is not a knock off? On the Driver tab, select Update Driver. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. Xbox Controller for Windows If you see yellow exclamation points next to any of these entries, there’s a problem with the installation.

Thank you for afteeglow interest in this question. 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.


When the controller is successfully installed, you see three entries in Device Manager. Xonatron – thanks for the heads up!


Test the controller on an Xbox console. Ad-hominem insults, calling each other shills, etc.

For information on configuring a specific game to be played with a controller, see the game publisher’s website or support center. No Let’s Plays, streams, or highlight reel videos. However, the ‘ Afterglow ‘ controller doesn’t work for some reason.

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Post on the Community Support Forums. Make sure the controller software has been installed. I’ve heard that you just plug the controller in and it will download the driver itself but nothing happens, and in device manager I try to update but says there are no drivers available.

Worked perfect on Windows 7 by just plugging it in, and continues to work perfectly gameepad Windows It does not appear in the ‘Game Controllers’ menu: If you continue to experience any issues, right-click the controller under Devices in Devices and Printers afterrglow, and then select Troubleshoot.

Select Troubleshootand then follow the steps provided. On the Hardware tab, select Device Manager. You will receive a warning about the driver potentially being incompatible, because Microsoft can’t verify that it will work for your device. Become a Redditor and subscribe to one of thousands of communities. The controller requires a driver to work on a Windows-based PC.


Has anyone managed to get one of these controllers to work?

This can result in an immediate ban. Is there any way I can get this controller to work like a regular Xbox controller?

If the afterglo is not working correctly, try changing it to a different USB port. To help eliminate any possible hardware issues, try to use the controller on an Xbox console. Now if you go back to Device Manager, you will note that your Afterglow device is now under the ‘Common Controller for Windows’ heading instead of the ‘Other devices’ heading.

If you’ve followed the steps at How to set up an Xbox Controller for Windows and are still having trouble connecting the controller to Windows, see the troubleshooting steps below.

Note A conflict is marked by a yellow exclamation point in Device Manager. Make sure your system meets the requirements for the Xbox Controller aftergloww Windows. Skip to main content.