How to Connect the Xbox One Controller to Your PC [Video]
I purchased an Xbox One from the Microsoft Online Store during a Black Friday deal. After using the controller for a few days, I’m starting to like it over the Xbox 360 pad. It feels more natural in my hands and my fingers feel more natural being on the triggers. Since it has a micro USB port on the top, I figured it would work by plugging it into my system and Microsoft would automatically download the drivers for me.
As it turns out, you need to manually download and install the drivers. Fortunately, Microsoft released these drivers on their website. I went ahead and made a video tutorial on how to install the controller for your PC.
Xbox One Controller PC Drivers (Local Mirror, since Microsoft took them down):
Xbox One Controller Driver for x64
Update: 06-27-2018 – by Shane Paris
Here is some helpful info for people who are running into issues.
If your controller just blinks while connected and does not show up in the device manager as an unknown device, there is a huge chance that your cable is not a data cable or is broken.
Alternatively, or additionally, you can use the Xbox One Wireless Adapter for Windows:
Product Links: Amazon | Microsoft Store | GameStop
If you have any issues, questions, or comments, post below.