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Q: How to setup gigaware usb controller for gameplay This thread is locked from future replies

Original Title - Connecting usb controller to laptop?

I have a gigaware usb controller, that i'm trying to use on my laptop which has windows 8. The controller didn't come with any software, so does anyone know how to set it up for gameplay?

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A:

Hi Aren,

 

I understand that the Gigaware USB controller is not working in your Windows 8 computer.

 

1.    Are you getting any error message when you connect the controller ot the computer?

2.    What is the model of the Gigaware USB controller?

3.    Are the other USB devices working in the computer?

4.    Have you tried to connect the USB controller to a different port?

 

You can follow the link mentioned below to check whether the controller which you are using is compatible with Windows 8.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/win8/CompatCenter/Home

 

I suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below and check if it helps.

 

 

 Method 1:


You may try running the Hardware and Device troubleshooter and check if it helps.


a. Press Windows Key +R, type Control Panel.
b. Type troubleshooting in the search bar, click on troubleshooting.
c. Click on Hardware and Sound, click on Hardware and Devices.
d. Follow the steps from the wizard to run the troubleshooter.

 

Method 2:

 

You can contact the USB controller manufacturer and then try to download and install the latest driver for the device.

 

You can install the driver in compatibility mode if the drivers for Windows 8 are not available.

 

You can follow the link given below to install the driver in compatibility mode.

What is program compatibility?


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/what-program-compatibility

Make older programs compatible with this version of Windows


http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/older-programs-compatible-version-windows

 

Hope it resolves the issue.

 

If you face any Windows issues in future, let us know and we would be glad to assist you.

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