After you upgrade your computer to Windows 10, if your Microsoft Game Controller Drivers are not working, you can fix the problem by updating the drivers. It is possible that your Game Controller driver is not compatible with the newer version of Windows.
There are two ways to update your Microsoft Game Controller drivers.
Option 1 (Recommended): Update Microsoft Game Controller drivers automatically - Novice computer users can update drivers using trusted software in just a few mouse clicks. Automatic driver updates are fast, efficient and elimate all the guesswork. Your old drivers can even be backed up and restored in case any problems occur.
Option 2: Update Microsoft Game Controller drivers manually - Find the correct driver for your Game Controller and operating system, then install it by following the step by step instructions below. You’ll need some computer skills to use this method.
The Microsoft Game Controller Driver Update Utility is intelligent software which automatically recognizes your computer’s operating system and Microsoft Game Controller model and finds the most up-to-date drivers for it. There is no risk of installing the wrong driver. The Microsoft Game Controller Driver Update Utility downloads and installs your drivers quickly and easily.
You can scan for driver updates automatically with the FREE version of the Microsoft Game Controller Driver Update Utility, and complete all necessary driver updates using the premium version.
Tech Tip: The Microsoft Game Controller Driver Update Utility will back up your current drivers for you. If you encounter any problems while updating your drivers, you can use this feature to restore your previous drivers and configuration settings.
Download the Microsoft Game Controller Driver Update Utility.
Double-click on the Microsoft Game Controller Driver Update Utility to run it. It will then scan your computer and identify any problem drivers. You will see a results page similar to the one below:
Click the Update Driver button next to your Microsoft Game Controller driver model. The correct version will be downloaded and installed automatically. Or, you can click the Update Drivers button at the bottom to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out-of-date on your system.
To find the latest Microsoft Game Controller driver, including Windows 10 drivers, choose from our list of most popular Microsoft Game Controller downloads or search our driver archive for the driver that fits your specific Microsoft Game Controller model and your PC’s operating system.
Tech Tip: If you are having trouble finding the right driver update, use the Microsoft Game Controller Driver Update Utility. It is software which finds, downloads and istalls the correct driver for you - automatically.
After downloading your driver update, you will need to install it. Driver updates come in a variety of file formats with different file extensions. For example, you may have downloaded an EXE, INF, ZIP, or SYS file. Each file type has a slighty different installation procedure to follow. Visit our Driver Support Page to watch helpful step-by-step videos on how to install drivers based on their file extension.
After you have found the right Microsoft Game Controller device driver, follow these simple instructions to install it.
These instructions will help you to update Microsoft Game Controller drivers quickly & easily. If you have any questions, please comment below. Your ideas and suggestions help us to improve our website, and to help other users with their driver problems.
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