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Installing the Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad on Windows 7 x64 (XInput Driver)

Update from 2015-10-18: Windows 10 Pro (x64) does not appear to require this workaround. It automatically installed the correct driver and allowed me to use the controller right away.

Hi!

In order to be able to benefit from using the XInput mode for the Logitech F710 Wireless Gamepad, of course you need to install the correct driver. This is made a little hard for Windows 7 x64 seeing as there is no driver that comes with the device itself.

I found a guide on how you can manage it by using Microsoft's official Xbox 360 Controller driver.

Be careful though, you're messing with driver files. Use this guide at your own risk.

  1. Go to the Microsoft Hardware downloads page: http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/en-us/downloads
  2. Click on the category "Gaming"
  3. Click on the link "Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows"
  4. Download the correct version of the file (Windows 7 64-bit only) and install it
  5. Open the Device Manager (e.g. [Windows]+[Break] => Device Manager)
  6. Right-click on the entry with "Logitech F710" in its name and the yellow triangle icon in front of it
  7. Open its properties
  8. Switch to the "Details" tab
  9. Choose the property "Hardware Ids"
  10. Right-click on the one without the "&REV_<Number>" at the end of the name and copy it. It should look something like this: USB\VID_046D&PID_C21F
  11. Go to the directory in which you installed the Xbox 360 Accessories Software a minute ago: C:\Program Files\Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories
  12. Open the file Xusb21.inf with a plain text editor like Notepad
  13. At the top in the commented section you can see the line containing "Wireless Common Controller USB\Vid_045E&Pid_0719". Search for "USB\Vid_045E&Pid_0719" and replace each occurence with the hardware ID you copied earlier. Afterwards, save it to the file. You might need to have your editor program in elevated privilege mode in order to do so.
  14. Go back to the Device Manager with the open F710 properties window
  15. Switch to the "Driver" tab
  16. Click on the "Update Driver..." button
  17. In the assistant, choose "Browse my computer for driver software"
  18. Choose the path "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories"
  19. Confirm the driver warning and you're good to go

To check if it really worked, you can just press the Logitech button on the game controller and it should cause a little frame with the Xbox logo, the text "Click for Help" and a down-pointing arrow button and an X button to pop up in the lower center of your screen.

I do not usually recommend modifying driver files like that, but I have used this method before and it worked for me, so I stopped looking for a better way, as there doesn't seem to be any official solution provided by Logitech themselves (which is a shame).

Original post and the ones who can be credited with this solution: post by breakfastmonkey on the official Logitech forums (referencing a couple of previous posts in the same thread).

Thanks for reading.

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  1. Mine was working fine with default drivers but after a clean windows installation did not work anymore. After looking in several sites your method is flawless. Thanks

  2. Worked in Windows 8.1 like a charm!
    I appreciate it.

  3. Very interesting!

    Thank you for sharing!

  4. Thanks, work for me but have to do one more think because Win 10 wont accept the modified driver. Found here how to install modded driver :

    http://www.win-raid.com/t813f25-INFO-About-quot-modded-quot-drivers-and-how-to-get-them-installed.html

  5. Glad it helped!
    Thanks for your detailed guide!

  6. Thanks dude this pointed me in the right direction.
    Here is a way to do it without the need to edit files, refer to original post for details on the steps below.

    1. Connect the chord or wireless receiver to the computer, your computer should see the device but fail to install a driver.
    2. Download and install the xbox 360 controller driver from Microsoft.
    3. Update the driver for the gamepad from control panel (device manager or devices and printers).
    a. Choose browse my computer, then let me pick.
    b. If a driver has been previously installed you will get list of xbox 360 contollers in which case its probably already working, if not select the most current (2009 on my system). To get ride of this list and get the big list of devices in the next step, uninstall the device from device manager and start over.
    c. If no driver is installed you will get a large list of devices, click show all devices at the top of the list, scroll to microsoft, expand and locate xbox 360 controller.
    d. ignore the warning and install.
    4. Test by pressing the logitech button on the controller, a xbox logo should appear on the screen with one of the 4 quadrants green.
    5. Optional: download the gaming software from logitech, this does not have drivers, and you don’t need it for most games. You can use this software to program buttons on the controller if it is set to d mode. The best way to use this controller is in x mode which uses in game controls. You will only want to use d mode and the logitech software for older games that do not have in game support for the controller.

  7. I followed the directions and on Windows 10, I was still having issues. After updating the file, I had to choose the option “Let me pick from a list of drivers”. I then chose the Xbox 360 wireless controller receiver driver from the list and it did install correctly.

  8. Right click your editor in the start menu and run as administrator. You can use Notepad. Geany is a fast open source editor.

  9. I don’t usually reply but thanks bro. works like a charm

  10. Thanks a lot, its work!

  11. sweeeet!!!!! works like a charm. going to install another game to see if it works with others i had issues with. thanks alot man 🙂 (y)

  12. Hi

    Appreciate your efforts but still vibration not working.

    Please suggest.

    Regards
    Shivang

  13. hey i just wanna say thanks man cause it really worked for me
    big thanks for you

  14. Thank you sooooooooo much. I spent so much time and heart ache trying different ways to get this to work to no avail. You definitely Da man!!!!!!!!!!!

    Gregg

  15. Glad to hear it worked 🙂

  16. Yeah, it is quite a hassle :/
    Thanks for reading 🙂

  17. Happy to help 🙂

  18. Thanks it’s the only one of these I found that worked.

  19. I can’t understand why this was so fucking difficult to begin with. You have literally saved me hours of pain. Thank you so much friend.

  20. i’m glad. thanks man

  21. I really appreciate your time and effort in putting this quick guide together – great work!

  22. It was a beast for me not knowing much about it to make these changes & going line by line, but it now works! Thank you very much. Logitech should send you a payment.

  23. Haha 😀 Thank you!
    Glad I could help.

  24. You are one of the few true benefactors of this world, to hell with Ghandi, you rule. In other words – thanks.

  25. I’m glad, thanks for reading 🙂

  26. Thanks, had the same problem, worked like a charm, you’re the man!!!

  27. I agree, they have to work more on compatibility I guess.

    At least it does work after all 🙂

    Thanks for reading!

  28. worked. thanks man. but really. i re-installed my win7 and is it really this hard to make this f..ing pad to work?

  29. Glad to be of help 🙂

  30. man you’re the best. Now I can use f710 with ps2 emulator on my pc.
    big thanks to you!

  31. Like I said in my blog post, you’re gonna have to run the editor program you’re using (Windows Notepad, Notepad++, UltraEdit, …) in elevated privilege mode in order for it to be able to save the file.

    You can do that by browsing to the editor program’s executable file (or typing its name in the Start Menu Search box), holding [Shift] while right-clicking the executable and selecting “Run as administrator” (with the blue and yellow shield).

    Sorry for the late answer.
    I hope this helps. 🙂

  32. Hye, i have the same problem – unable to install the gamepad. I’ve tried the method you suggested, but i was unable to save the Zusb21.inf. Is there any editor program you can suggest?


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