Xbox Wireless Adapter now compatible with Windows 7, 8.1

Xbox One controller can now be used wirelessly on Windows 7, 8.1 thanks to expanded Xbox Wireless Adapter support.

Published Thu, Dec 10 2015 3:55 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:02 PM CST

The Xbox Wireless Adapter launched with Windows 10 support back in October, and now Microsoft has added Windows 7 and 8.1 compatibility to that list. The news comes way of the Xbox team's Larry Hryb aka Major Nelson.

Xbox Wireless Adapter now compatible with Windows 7, 8.1 |

So, if you're one of those stubborn people not upgrading to Windows 10, you'll still be able to use the Xbox One controller wirelessly with your PC.


Sean has a background in journalism, and has been using that to write about gaming and tech since 2008 - first for Neoseeker, then Rage3D, and now, TweakTown. As News Editor, Sean's job is to supply regular stories on the latest happenings in the tech world. He also writes tweak guides to help you get the most out of your PC games and hardware.

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