How come my xbox 360 wireless controller works on my computer if I use the Administrator account but does not seem to work on the guest account?

by on February 28, 2013

Q: Hello,
My Xbox 360 wireless controller works great in my primary (Admin) account on my computer.
However when i switch to a Guest account it’s hit or miss with the games. as some work well with it, some partially work (buttons are wrong) and some dont recognize the controller at all.

Again, i have no problem with my Primary user account, this only happens when i switch to guest. I want to be able to switch to guest accounts to let friends and family play the games with restricted access to my computer.
thanks.


4 Responses to “How come my xbox 360 wireless controller works on my computer if I use the Administrator account but does not seem to work on the guest account?”
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    Howdy – Does the secondary account have Administrator Privileges?

     
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    No, this is the whole point, I would like to allow Visiting gamers to play various games on my computer, but have very restricted access.

    I checked with a program XInputTest.exe. and it shows most of the buttons are mapped incorrectly.
    Games like Batman AC, the controller doesn’t work at all.
    Assassin’s creed 3, incorrect button mapping. Yet other games like Dead Space 3 work perfectly.
    i have lots of games, and it’s a long list of work, don’t, work and partially work.
    Again, it works flawlessly in my primary account

    Ive tried reinstalling DirectX in the guest account. As well as the controller drivers.

     
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    Ok I understand. What version of Windows are you running and is there special software that you are using to pair your 360 controller to your computer? If so, what is the name/version of it?

     
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      Hello, thank you for your responses.
      I’m on Windows 7.
      and because of your earlier response, i created a “Standard” user account. and the controller worked perfectly with all the installed games. Seems as though the controller software/drivers only malfunction in the “Guest” account. now if that’s not the most retarded thing i have experianced with windows……..
      I am using the Microsoft Drivers for the Xbox 360 wireless controller and receiver.
      Sadly creating a “Standard” user account is too cumbersome, and grants too much access to my computer. Yes i could go about changing the “permissions” on various hard drives. but what’s worse is not being able to turn off the account when not needed, and back on when i do, like you can with a guest account.
      I hope this is just me and something amiss with my computer and not a Windows thing..