XBOX 360 wireless receiver won't connect to controller with Windows 7 64bit

Hello, im having a problem with a xbox 360 wireless receiver on my windows 7 64bit, i installed the software that came with the receiver and it installed fine but when i went to connect the controller with the receiver it doesnt work, i've tried it dozens of times and i have rang microsoft for help but they werent too sure. Its a official controller which came with an xbox360 and the receiver isnt microsoft but i was told from the microsoft people that some receivers are made outside of microsoft but are still fine. I'm wondering if there is a specific windows 7 receiver driver for it?
hey thanks i got it to work! so relieved. heres how you do it:

Right click on Computer
Go to Properties
Click on Device Manager
Right click on the Unidentified Device
Go to Properties
Go to the Drive tab
Click on Update Driver…
Browse my computer for driver software
Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
Microsoft Common Controller for Window Class
Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows Version: [8/13/2009]
Update Driver Warning
Click Yes

i cant believe it was that simple, you dont need to download any seperate driver or anything, just follow the steps.

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Last updated August 6, 2020 Views 380,071 Applies to: