Xbox Wireless Controller Wont Work On Laptop

I'm going away on business for a month. And I wanted to play Borderlands on my laptop with my Wireless Controller. I downloaded and installed this: http://www.microsoft.com/nz/digitallife/gaming/how_to_connect_an_XBOX_360_controller_for_windows_to_a_computer.mspx

 

Everything installed fine. The game starts up fine,etc. Except the Controller won't sync up. That's what I thought the download was for? My wireless controller is connected to the laptop through the Xbox Controller USB Charge cord.
I thought that the software would let me use my wireless controller on my laptop through the cord?. But no.

 

So,how do I make my wireless controller work on my laptop? Without having to buy the Wireless Receiver Controller pack?

 

I have a Lenovo Laptop: Idea Pad Z565
Win 7, 64 Bit
AMD Phenom II N66o Dual-Core 3.00 GHz
6 GB Ram
Graphics: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4200
Screen: 15.5 in. 1366 x 768 Res

 

ROLAND: Lvl-67 PT 1 & 2 all DLC, CRAW
LILITH: Lvl-46 PT 1 & 2-halfway, all DLC
MORDECAI: Lvl-57 PT 1 & 2 all DLC, CRAW
MORDECAI: Lvl 46 PT 1 & all DLC PT-1. PT-2 halfway

System: Samsung: UN55C8000XF
Pioneer: VSX-819H-Receiver
Pioneer: BDP-51FD-Blu-Ray
Polk: RT55's - fronts
CS400i - center
RT/fx - surrounds
PSW650 - sub
 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 11 Applies to:

Your going to have to buy a wireless receiver or get a wired controller. The USB charging cable doesn't do anything but charge the battery.

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