3 Ways to Update Xbox One Controller Driver on Windows 10, 8 & 7

xbox one controller

Xbox One is a line of eighth generation home video game consoles developed by Microsoft. As a well designed controller, Xbox One Controller can provide gamers excellent experience when playing a game. But it has problems sometimes. Keeping your Xbox One Controller driver updated is an important thing you need to do to maintain good performance of Xbox One Controller.  Here are three ways you can use to update this driver.


1: Update through Device Manager

2: Windows update

3: Download and Update by Driver Doctor

Method 1: Update through Device Manager

Updating drivers in Device Manager is a very common and simple one among the three ways. Here are steps to do that.

1. Press Windows key and R key and input devmgmt.msc. Then click OK.


2. Expand Xbox Peripherals. Right click Microsoft Xbox One Controller and select Update Driver Software.

microsoft xbox one controller driver update

3. Select Search automatically for updated driver software.

Then it will search and install Microsoft Xbox One Controller Driver of new version for you.

Method 2: Windows update

When you want to download Xbox One Controller Driver in Microsoft’s official website, you will find a message saying: “Update: Run Windows Update and it will automatically pick up the latest drivers, therefore I am removing the links below.

Therefore, you can update this driver by performing Windows update. You can go to Settings > Update & security > Windows Update > Check for updates.

check for updates button

Then your computer will check and download available updates automatically. After the process is completed, your Xbox One Controller Driver should be updated.

Method 3: Download and Update by Driver Doctor

Driver Doctor is a professional tool that can help you download and install updated and missing drivers. If you want to update several drivers at the same time, using this application is a good option.

1. Download and install Driver Doctor in your computer.

2. Run Driver Doctor and click Scan Now.

scan now

3. Choose Get Drivers.

4. Locate Microsoft Xbox One Controller in the list. Click Download under its name.

After it is downloaded, click Install to install it.

Or you can click Download All in the window’s bottom. By doing this, you can download all device drivers listed in the box. Then install them all and you’ll get all drivers updated.

These three ways are all not difficult, so you can choose any one of them to update Xbox One Controller Driver. Remember to make sure this driver regularly so that you can get better experience when you use Xbox One Controller.


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