I started looking for a solution for using an Xbox 360 wireless controller with a gaming PC I has hooked up a my TV in my living room a few months ago. While the wired 360 controller is plug and play on Windows PC’s, I need a way to enable the wireless controller to communicate with my gaming rig. What I found was pretty strait forward. All you need is a Microsoft Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver, which I found on Amazon & Newegg for around $15-$30. If looks like what use to come with the older Microsoft wireless mouse and keyboard package before the smaller USB thumb stick type receivers out today.
It included a driver disc, which is need to PC running any older the Windows 10 OS. Windows 10 will automatically install the drivers for the receiver. Once the receivers drivers are installed, all you have to do is sync your 360 controller to it. First turn on the wireless controller by pressing the Xbox button in the middle of the controller. Then press the button on the top of the receiver and last, press the little round sync button on the front of the Xbox wireless controller. Once the Xbox controller light stops blinking, the top left quadrant will be lit sold and you are ready to go. You do not need to do any other configuring in windows. Some games will require you to select the control, but most new game will detected it.