How to Install a USB Controller Driver

by Greyson Ferguson

Video games are a great way to relieve stress and take your mind off of work for a few minutes. For the average computer gamer, a keyboard and mouse will usually suffice; however, for the more extreme gamer, joysticks and controllers are essential. But like must other pieces of computer hardware, they must have drivers installed before they can be used. Learn how to install the typical USB controller's driver.

Plug the controller into a USB port on your computer. Your computer will advise you that new hardware has been detected.

Insert the driver installation disk.

Follow the steps on the installation wizard until the driver has been installed.

Click "Start" on the desktop.

Select "Control Panel."

Open "Game Controllers."

Click "Add" and then select your controller from the list provided. Click "OK" to close the list. The controller and its driver are now installed onto the computer.


  • check If you do not have an installation disk, go to the website of the company that made the controller. Once there, you will be able to download drivers for the particular device.

About the Author

Greyson Ferguson is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in film and television. He currently resides in Lansing, Michigan where he works on independent film projects and writes for numerous publications. Ferguson primarily focuses on computer and electronic articles. Greyson produces, focusing on only upbeat news stories with daily updates.