Xbox 360 Controller With Win8

So something I noticed after upgrading to Windows 8 was that my Xbox 360 controller for the PC no longer worked. The driver wasn’t recognized. I looked at this post on and thought I’d just need to re-install the software.

No dice. It would get slightly through the progress bar and then error out. (I wish I’d screenshotted the error for note here, but I was a bit busy to think of it at the time.) This confused me, as I saw other folks on the internet doing the same thing and having it work, like in this post:

Something that I didn’t find mentioned anywhere… this doesn’t seem to work under Windows 8, but it does work after you upgrade to Windows 8.1. A nice little “gotcha”, so I figured I’d post here and hopefully help someone else when they go Google searching.

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