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Connect PS4 Controller to PC – Windows XP/Vista/7/8

December 3, 2019


Hey guys, welcome back to another video. Today
I’ll be showing you how to connect your dualshock 4 to your pc. Let’s get started.
You’ll need a few things first. A micro usb cable, a ps4 controller, your PC and 2
downloads which I’ll show you how to get. Click on the first link in the description
and download these drivers. If you’re on windows 8, get the windows 7 version and make
sure you choose the right one for your system. I made a video telling you if you’re 32
or 64 bit so be sure check that out. You’ll need them because we’re essentially going
to treat the PS4 Controller as an xbox 360 controller so just install the drivers and
you’re good. Then click on the DS4 tool also linked in
the description and download the latest version. After downloading, find the file in your system
and open it to begin installation. Follow the steps to install the tool and then launch
the program once the installation process finishes. If everything went accordingly,
the program should launch and present you with a setup menu for your DualShock 4 controller.
Now that’s done you can connect your PS4 controller. I’d recommend using the micro-usb
cable that comes with it, but for those of you who prefer a wireless setup, Bluetooth
works as well. There’s a guide in the description that tells you how to use Bluetooth to pair
your controller. After connecting, go to the DS4 tool and look for your controller. It
should be automatically recognised but if not, close all open programs and reconnect
it using the usb cable. With this DS4 tool you can adjust joystick
sensitivity, switch profiles and control pretty much everything there is to adjust. There’s
settings for the touchpad, rumble motors and light bar. Once you’ve tweaked the settings
to your liking you can play with any PC game. It works great for gta or racing games and
it’s pretty cool. I still prefer my Xbox controller but this is good for people with
a ps4. There’s a video I made on the 360 controller in the description as well. If
you’re playing a game that doesn’t natively support controllers, you can use the DS4 tool
to map buttons on your controller to keyboard inputs so effectively you can play any game
with your controller. That’s it for this video, hopefully it helped
some of you out. I make other tech videos as well so you might want to subscribe if
you’re into that stuff. Drop a like cuz your cool and thanks for watching.

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100 Comments

  • Reply Slandora Gaming December 31, 2015 at 5:04 am

    Dude your editing is so good I want to cry

  • Reply Joshi Arthur June 20, 2016 at 12:11 am

    i got one ds4 controller connected and the pc reads 2 controllers can i get any help with tht cuz it mess up my games espically fifa

  • Reply VQ Maxima June 22, 2016 at 6:26 am

    How do I look around in project reality with the ps4 controller?

  • Reply Whbi-Senpai June 22, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    thx dude i love when ppl make short and filled with info videos 馃檪

  • Reply kdawg113 June 26, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    when i open the ds4windows file is just says it has been modified and doesnt open

  • Reply kdawg113 June 26, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    ds4windows just doesnt open now

  • Reply 銉凢l贸w June 26, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    debil

  • Reply David Sverkersson July 3, 2016 at 3:08 pm

    My controls work perfectly, but it's displayed as XBOX 360 buttons, which is really annoying.
    Any way to fix this?

  • Reply Janu Clasic July 4, 2016 at 12:37 am

    something is wrong with the xbox driver page link

  • Reply yousif gerges July 4, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    The XBox controller driver link doesnt work

  • Reply thomas lie nilsen July 11, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    the first link dont work

  • Reply Catrina Darby July 13, 2016 at 2:55 pm

    it says the Xbox 360 controller driver website doesn't exist anymore

  • Reply keith lippard July 19, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    thx

  • Reply keith lippard July 19, 2016 at 3:53 pm

    what do u use to edit

  • Reply Sergiu Baciu V. July 21, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    thx a lot man. All the best!!!

  • Reply source kitsune July 28, 2016 at 2:13 pm

    Please UPDATE the first link! PLEASE!

  • Reply Mastro August 1, 2016 at 6:06 pm

    ew playing cs with a controller

  • Reply 賽 qkvr August 8, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    i have done it in windows 10 but didnt work in the game i tried in many many games and with a lot of setups but it didnt
    any ideas?

  • Reply leo mams August 9, 2016 at 8:22 pm

    prebrz si bracika

  • Reply John Rohrer August 12, 2016 at 11:22 am

    the first link.. 360 drivers doesn't exist?
    Help!
    thanks!

  • Reply Amber Sedgwick August 15, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    For anyone who can't find the drivers, try this link https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-us/products/gaming/xbox-360-controller-for-windows/52a-00004#techspecs-connect

  • Reply Crazybritishgirlomg August 17, 2016 at 10:06 pm

    I'm Windows 10 which one do I get? I'm also 64 bit

  • Reply nikkysi1 August 19, 2016 at 5:03 pm

    For everyone who was saying the first link for the 360 controller wasn't working, I ran into the same problem, and then I finally found a working link. Here
    https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-ca/d/xbox-360-controller-for-windows

  • Reply REE Gaming August 19, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    the first link doesnt work

  • Reply ShadowCooper August 22, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Please help. My controller is connected via bluetooth and is working, but every time i have to restart my computer. I have ds4 open and when i connect my controller, it says "You must restart your computer to apply these changes." every time. I dont like restarting it all the time just to connect a controller. it is very annoying, please help. I am using windows 7 and a bluetooth adapter.

  • Reply KJ66KK August 26, 2016 at 4:24 am

    thx a lot this was very useful

  • Reply Luke W September 3, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    I downloaded the zip off the DS4 website and extracted it, but DS4Windows.exe won't even open, so I can't install. Help?

  • Reply Davey Joneses September 9, 2016 at 5:02 am

    btw u hold ps controllers with ur fingers

  • Reply Cdizzy September 15, 2016 at 6:16 am

    ok it recognizes my controller when i hit buttons in the edit screen. i can change color of the controller and everything. but when i go to open a game (storm 4) it is still recognized in the program but not the game. SEND HELP.

  • Reply Basbusa September 18, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    讞转讬讱

  • Reply DeltaGreenDragon October 9, 2016 at 4:13 am

    I don't have a ps4, or the cable for the controller. And the wireless is not working correctly, it wont detect the controller. How do I pair it with my pc 馃檨

  • Reply kaheem reid October 25, 2016 at 12:49 am

    what about windows 10 pc is we same thing we must download

  • Reply Robin Ottink October 25, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Is this possible with GW2? cause i dont seem to get it to work. If I use the buttons in chat they show the letters I bound them to, but if I don't use them in chat it won't cast my skills.

  • Reply Mumtaz Khan October 27, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    guys for the 360 driver make sure you have the correct country, if you live in the US then in the adress or should be en-us and if in the UK then en-gb.

  • Reply Mumtaz Khan October 27, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    guys for the 360 driver make sure you have the correct country, if you live in the US then in the adress or should be en-us and if in the UK then en-gb.

  • Reply Guillaume Levesque October 30, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Some links are down, versions have changed but he ! Thanks a lot !

  • Reply Token Tanker November 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm

    why dosent my ps4 controller lights go on
    馃檨

  • Reply Porkinstein November 7, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    What a pleasant video to watch. Beautifully edited and helpful. Good job

  • Reply Wizock November 25, 2016 at 6:00 am

    the xboxcontroler driver dos not work i mean the links for it

  • Reply Flipper the Dolphin November 30, 2016 at 1:58 am

    these websites look sketchy

  • Reply Ronald Gosnell December 5, 2016 at 9:48 am

    its the best and only one I could find that worked and was simple

  • Reply Rozario 3495 December 9, 2016 at 8:40 am

    The ds4 download doesnt show the whole page

  • Reply Program Geek December 15, 2016 at 6:20 am

    anyone knows a video about connecting 4 ps4 controllers via bluetooth simultaneously? thanks

  • Reply 13a1Vana January 7, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    I've tried downloading the drivers required for this, but for some reason I don't think they downloaded properly. I've redownloaded multiple times but everytime I try to extract the Xbox360_64Eng.exe file, I check the xbox360/setup64/files/driver/win7 and there is no .inf file. I'm not sure what's going on. I suppose its worth mentioning that I am running on 64bit Windows 7 and that yes, I have just tried running the setup and it fails everytime when doing the installation itself. The warning always just says to run Setup again because an unexpected error has occurred.

  • Reply Insane_Killer January 8, 2017 at 1:04 am

    idiot it cost money u photo shopper

  • Reply The Hermit January 8, 2017 at 2:49 am

    I get 'No controllers connected' after installing drivers and DS4Windows.

  • Reply The Hermit January 8, 2017 at 11:26 pm

    Yeah sorry but controllers DO NOT work on PCs. Game Over!

  • Reply 茮谐c伪畏喂畏褦 January 21, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    32 bit doesn't work

  • Reply Amat Sikhul January 26, 2017 at 8:05 am

    Not work for Windows 7 but does it work for PCSX 2 ?

  • Reply Levi Boggess February 9, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    the first link doesnt bring me to any sort of menu for Xbox controller for windows…..

  • Reply That0n3GuyKnows February 13, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    how do i take the gyro off?

  • Reply Pactiozy February 19, 2017 at 8:39 am

    why you put links that don't work..

  • Reply Chizuru94 February 20, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    The link for the XBox 360 controller drivers is down … Also, Windows 7 does recognize my controller and everything works fine, but the PS4 controller program doesn't recognize shit.

  • Reply ccrpalex February 22, 2017 at 4:25 am

    is there a way to change buttons? using ps4 controller but having xbox buttons popping up is dumb.

  • Reply good gaminghd March 4, 2017 at 3:03 pm

    it gives me an error it says
    C:Documents and settingsAdministratormy DocumentsDownloadsDS4Windows.exe is not able with win32

  • Reply Michael T贸tin March 19, 2017 at 12:55 am

    Can't find the drivers

  • Reply Story Of Yasuo April 20, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Link for the xbox driver is down

  • Reply nibber May 4, 2017 at 3:01 pm

    does this work for xbox one controllers to?

  • Reply Andray Lulu May 23, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    it says ds4 windows has stopped working any help?

  • Reply N峄 L锚 June 2, 2017 at 3:56 am

    holy moly u play cs go with controller=)) pro is real .thks for ur vid its very helpful

  • Reply BNMKA June 6, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    thanks

  • Reply Sham Gamers June 6, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    help guys when i try to connect my ds4 on bluetooth it tell me pairing code where can i found that code?

  • Reply Anders Umholtz June 15, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    For all those of you who didn't see their controller in the DS4 window:
    Press the button in the bottom right that says "stop", then press it again once it says "start". This did the trick for me, good luck!

  • Reply jcosmick June 22, 2017 at 11:33 am

    how can you play an fps game with controller, gaben doesn't love you

  • Reply Who Came Before June 27, 2017 at 12:27 am

    its says ds4 windows not responding pls help

  • Reply AJV July 7, 2017 at 11:52 am

    When i try to run DS4Windows it says its not a valid win32 application 馃檨

  • Reply E.N.G Creation August 7, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    this doesnt work for xp

  • Reply Fret Buzz August 26, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Your links aren't right lol

  • Reply goosekino September 11, 2017 at 10:41 pm

    UGH Xbox 360 Controller Drivers download does not work

  • Reply Atrumoris September 18, 2017 at 10:16 am

    360 Controller Driver page is dead!

  • Reply Kilo 1025 September 18, 2017 at 10:24 am

    what about dark souls 2 pc?

  • Reply hungry cats September 25, 2017 at 5:51 am

    What was the point of the Xbox 360 controller download?

  • Reply Belsby Benigay October 5, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    CANT EVEN GO TO THE FIRST LINK(server error)

  • Reply Bruno Lopez October 7, 2017 at 11:42 pm

    Here's a link for those of us in 2017 (they moved the location of the download on MS' end):

    https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-gb/d/xbox-360-controller-for-windows

  • Reply Samurai_ Adil October 9, 2017 at 5:06 pm

    Server Error in '/accessories' Application.

  • Reply Blake Slocum October 9, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Controller seems to work using the usb cable, but cannot get it to work using bluetooth. Hmm.

  • Reply luca Givens October 23, 2017 at 8:55 pm

    no
    work

  • Reply Elikuni November 26, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    thank you dude!

  • Reply Anthony Cavalieri December 15, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    well the link for the 360 driver is dead now not sure were you can get a working one anymore.

  • Reply Elderi December 17, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks for the vid man, you saved my day, stratus xl, that piece of shit, broke down but ps4 controller is even better. I couldn't get the bluetooth connection to work but using usb isn't that big of a deal.

  • Reply Bepis Fan December 27, 2017 at 6:10 am

    having a problen when i go to download it uses the 1. option. Says it cant find the scrap log in my downloads 馃檨

  • Reply Maikelele December 29, 2017 at 2:18 am

    theres no way thats you playing csgo with a ps4 remote

  • Reply Klee January 15, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    The driver link is not found?? 404 not found it says

  • Reply Majin Studio January 17, 2018 at 7:58 pm

    @The321 the 360 link is dead

  • Reply Slice Typhoon February 3, 2018 at 9:26 am

    Anyway to reverse these effects?

  • Reply blatata February 10, 2018 at 9:40 am

    update the drivers link m8. https://www.microsoft.com/accessories/en-gb/d/xbox-360-controller-for-windows

  • Reply jordee 101 April 1, 2018 at 7:33 pm

    yeah the link is broken just like other vides so yeah POOP

  • Reply The Yodelling Viking April 19, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    It keeps telling me to download drivers for the controller when I try to connect it even though they're installed. Using Windows 7

  • Reply paul vancoughnett May 19, 2018 at 12:39 am

    i got 404 error on the first link, "Xbox 360 Controller Drivers: http://bit.ly/13MXjs2" i clicked it and it just gives a 404 error

  • Reply Tyz mart July 19, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    the menu doesnt appear

  • Reply no u July 25, 2018 at 3:43 am

    second link wont work

  • Reply Zombs PC August 26, 2018 at 10:06 am

    Ds4 not working

  • Reply [K]Kop323[P] [R]Ryju[J] September 10, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    this is not working for windows xp you liar

  • Reply Michael Greenwood September 26, 2018 at 7:42 pm

    Downloads:
    -Xbox 360 Controller Drivers: http://bit.ly/13MXjs2Oops, this page isn't here.

  • Reply StreamzZ October 11, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    is this guy in the background actually playing csgo with the ps4 controller? x)

  • Reply Gage Wolfe October 14, 2018 at 3:00 am

    THANKS SO MUCH UR A LIFE SAVER

  • Reply GamingWithRei October 25, 2018 at 2:40 pm

    trash

  • Reply Sativa Knight93 April 17, 2019 at 8:41 am

    you covered everything dude too many people forget to mention the drivers lol

  • Reply Sativa Knight93 April 17, 2019 at 8:45 am

    https://www.techspot.com/drivers/downloadnow/11300/?evp=820478f6a72e9cea7a17d26bb0e79223&file=1 this for the 360 drivers windows no longer hands out the barstards….

  • Reply TheDudster345 July 5, 2019 at 3:43 pm

    Where is the download link!!!! That is the main part of starting the process.

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