If you are a gaming enthusiast, you will find that, over time, it becomes difficult for you to continue playing your favorite games using your PC’s mouse or keyboard.  That is particularly the case if you have gotten used to playing games using an Xbox One controller. Fortunately, many of the PC games that are out there allow you to play games in the way that you are used to by connecting the Xbox One controller to your computer.

How Do You Connect the Xbox One Controller to a PC?

There are two ways you can connect an Xbox wireless controller to a computer. The first involves the use of a USB cable. This is, perhaps, the easiest way since all you need to do in order to make the connection is plug the controller into your PC.

You can also connect your Xbox controller to a PC using an Xbox wireless adapter. This is the method that is preferred by many people since it gives them the freedom that they need to move around while playing games on their PCs.

How to Get Drivers for Your Xbox One Controller

Windows 10

If your computer is using the Windows 10 operating system, it will come with the drivers that you need in order to use the Xbox One controller already installed. What this means that all that you need to do in order to start playing your favorite game is plug in the Xbox wireless controller, and you will be good to go.

Windows 7 and Windows 8.1

In Windows 7 and 8.1, your computer will automatically download and install the drivers that are needed in order to run the Xbox wireless controller the moment that you plug it in.

How to Keep the Drivers Updated

In order to continue playing your favorite game using your Xbox One controller, you need to make sure that all the drivers that are mentioned above are kept up to date. Although it is possible for you to do this manually through Device Manager, an easier way of updating all the drivers that are on your PC is through the use of DriverAssist from SafeBytes.

Scan, Review, Download, and Update Drivers with DriverAssist

With SafeBytes DriverAssist, you never have to worry about your computer’s drivers again. You can go on playing your favorite games without having to worry about manually downloading the drivers that are needed by your Xbox One controller.

DriverAssist is a lightweight device driver management utility that is safe to use on all PCs. The great thing about this tool is that it automatically updates all the drivers that are on your PC, including those for the Xbox One controller.

It achieves this through the use of Driver Intelligence, which enables it to easily identify all the drivers that are your computer, including some that Microsoft might not have identified. It then downloads and updates, where needed, the drivers that enable your computer to continue functioning as it was designed to.