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I have a Windows 7 pc, and i installed the driver of microsoft Xbox controller. If I only use 1 controller can i use it without the receiver?

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No, you cannot do this

It must be a WIRED controller, like the one shown here

The cable on the xbox 360 wireless controllers is merely for charging, it doesn't pass input from the controller.

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It is worth noting that you can use a wireless controller if you buy the special kit that Microsoft made for PCs, but this is expensive and honestly not worth it when you can get a wired controller for $25 or so. –  Rilgon Arcsinh Nov 18 '12 at 1:54
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