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According to MS only some controllers have BT functionality: https://support.xbox.com/en-US/help...roller/connect-xbox-wireless-controller-to-pc

The others require an Xbox Wireless Adapter if they don't have built-in Xbox Wireless (didn't even know that was a thing).
They added Bluetooth with the One S update (what part of that is hard to understand?)

I've beenn using my S controller connected to my windows PC for the last year, plus my phone, all over Bluetooth
 
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Hey man, I'm quoting MS on that one. I have a 360 controller that I use when it's necessary; it doesn't have BT, gotta use the dongle. I'd use a USB cable if that was an option.
 

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I bought a controller last night bother one of the girls who is a keys girl. Seems slightly smaller and the texture is different on the bottom and top. I had a USB-C I used for my Samsung S9 phone and that works well with this controller. I'm updating the firmware now not sure if that is a smart thing to do hope it doesn't brick on me I picked up the black version incase i stain the white version with tomato sauce or something. I got 6.00 off of it at Walmart but the retail price was 59.00 I would of got the PS5 controller but I think it's ugly looking.
 
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What do I need for the controller to work with Windows 10? I was going to buy one but I heard you need bluetooth on your MB.
pretty sure you need one of those $25 ms adapters, I have one and it works flawlessly. Don’t know if it’ll work just via Bluetooth though, haven’t tried
If your MB do not come with bluetooth you can buy those cheap adapter:
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bluetooth+usb+adapter&crid=10X70070LOJPL&sprefix=bluetooth+usb,aps,173&ref=nb_sb_ss_ts-a-p_4_13

Or a nice card wifi/bluetooth card if you can have use for both:
https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bluetooth+wifi+card&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

having an external antenna that you can place where you want with an extension can be useful.

My older Xbox One S controller work both with a cheap bluetooth dongle and my laptop integrated bluetooth, didn't try with the new one I would verify but I imagine that it should still work like before.
According to MS only some controllers have BT functionality: https://support.xbox.com/en-US/help...roller/connect-xbox-wireless-controller-to-pc

The others require an Xbox Wireless Adapter if they don't have built-in Xbox Wireless (didn't even know that was a thing).
They added Bluetooth with the One S update (what part of that is hard to understand?)

I've beenn using my S controller connected to my windows PC for the last year, plus my phone, all over Bluetooth
All you need is a USB cable. It is PnP on Windows 10.
 

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I use a USB cable on an OG Xbox One controller these days as I lent my dongle to someone and they promptly broke it. Any old micro-USB cable will do and you don't need batteries because the USB connection will provide enough juice.

I have a smattering of updated Xbox One controllers upstairs that use bluetooth to connect to a Steam link (or directly to the Xbox One X). The updated ones also work fine with a USB cable as that's how my wife connects with hers to her computer. I assume the same is true of this latest controller evolution.
 

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I don't have dedicated controllers for my PC and console, and it's a PITA to resync controllers whenever I want to switch, so I just always go wired on my PC. I'm always sitting right next to it, anyway.
 

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Xbox Wireless Headset- Launch Trailer
Neat, honestly though I've just been using my ps5 3d pulse headset with a 3.5mm cable and its been working absolutely great so I'll probably not bother with a dedicated headset for my xbox.
 

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I pre-ordered them. I needed something for my Xbox. I've been using my PC setup (Philips SHP9500s with a VModa boom) and would like to do away with these wires.
 

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Got my Series X delivered and setup. I thought it would be a seamless transition like PS5, but boy was that not the case.
  • People give crap to the PS5 for only having 825GB of free space on the 1TB drive, but the Series X only had 802GB available fresh out of the box after updating.
  • Games that had updates for the Series X did not upgrade in-place. Instead, it decided to download the games in their entirety, resulting in duplicate game installs on both my external and internal drives. I had 10 games installed that were updated this way.
  • System would not let me cancel those updates, so I had to wait for them to finish and then delete the duplicates on my external drive.
  • The other 6 games with Series X upgrades did not completely download again, I just wanted to move them to the internal SSD.
Ended up taking me all day to finish setting the console up. I had different kinds of issue with the PS5, so I can't really say that was any better. Figuring out where they hid things in the new UI on the PS5 took up most of my time, along with searching the store for PS5 upgrades since they don't have the same automatic update process the Xbox has. But you can see how that turned out for me above. Having the UI move forward with the console is definitely nice, though.
 

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Got my Series X delivered and setup. I thought it would be a seamless transition like PS5, but boy was that not the case.
  • People give crap to the PS5 for only having 825GB of free space on the 1TB drive, but the Series X only had 802GB available fresh out of the box after updating.
  • Games that had updates for the Series X did not upgrade in-place. Instead, it decided to download the games in their entirety, resulting in duplicate game installs on both my external and internal drives. I had 10 games installed that were updated this way.
  • System would not let me cancel those updates, so I had to wait for them to finish and then delete the duplicates on my external drive.
  • The other 6 games with Series X upgrades did not completely download again, I just wanted to move them to the internal SSD.
Ended up taking me all day to finish setting the console up. I had different kinds of issue with the PS5, so I can't really say that was any better. Figuring out where they hid things in the new UI on the PS5 took up most of my time, along with searching the store for PS5 upgrades since they don't have the same automatic update process the Xbox has. But you can see how that turned out for me above. Having the UI move forward with the console is definitely nice, though.
I think the ps5 only gets like 667gb of usable space according to google (I didnt bother checking before I started installing games to my ps5 lol) thanks to it only coming with an 800gb ssd that has to lose room for the OS and such. The rest of the tomfoolerly sounds aggravating though, I was able to transfer a few key games over to my xsx with my external hdd and it seemed to go pretty smooth but I wasn't trying to play/update from my external drive. I think the issue is you cant play any xsx games off an external drive, only xbox one versions so the xsx was trying to get the newest xsx version for you instead which means it needs to be done on the internal ssd.
 

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I still haven't found a way to buy a Series X, thanks Microsoft! Bought every xbox since the original day one and here we are almost 4 months after release and they can't get their act together.
 

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I think the ps5 only gets like 667gb of usable space according to google (I didnt bother checking before I started installing games to my ps5 lol) thanks to it only coming with an 800gb ssd that has to lose room for the OS and such. The rest of the tomfoolerly sounds aggravating though, I was able to transfer a few key games over to my xsx with my external hdd and it seemed to go pretty smooth but I wasn't trying to play/update from my external drive. I think the issue is you cant play any xsx games off an external drive, only xbox one versions so the xsx was trying to get the newest xsx version for you instead which means it needs to be done on the internal ssd.
Yes, you're right. I completely forgot the PS5 drive is 825GB, not 1TB, and it comes with 667GB or so free.

I would have happily moved those games to the internal SSD if the console gave me the chance. Oh well. It's done now. And now I only have 56GB free on the SSD :ROFLMAO:
 
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Got my Series X delivered and setup. I thought it would be a seamless transition like PS5, but boy was that not the case.
  • People give crap to the PS5 for only having 825GB of free space on the 1TB drive, but the Series X only had 802GB available fresh out of the box after updating.
  • Games that had updates for the Series X did not upgrade in-place. Instead, it decided to download the games in their entirety, resulting in duplicate game installs on both my external and internal drives. I had 10 games installed that were updated this way.
  • System would not let me cancel those updates, so I had to wait for them to finish and then delete the duplicates on my external drive.
  • The other 6 games with Series X upgrades did not completely download again, I just wanted to move them to the internal SSD.
Ended up taking me all day to finish setting the console up. I had different kinds of issue with the PS5, so I can't really say that was any better. Figuring out where they hid things in the new UI on the PS5 took up most of my time, along with searching the store for PS5 upgrades since they don't have the same automatic update process the Xbox has. But you can see how that turned out for me above. Having the UI move forward with the console is definitely nice, though.
Sucks you had those issues. I didn't encounter them when setting up the Series X, and it was extremely smooth transferring data from my One X (PS4 to 5 failed and restored factory defaults, which annoyed me). Now, the first couple days I did have some issues with backward compatibility games, namely 360 games. It was straight up failing with sign-ins and game saves. Either it was a random bug that worked itself out, or an known bug they fixed on their end, but it started working soon after. I didn't copy over games between consoles, just any console/profile data.
 

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Yes, you're right. I completely forgot the PS5 drive is 825GB, not 1TB, and it comes with 667GB or so free.

I would have happily moved those games to the internal SSD if the console gave me the chance. Oh well. It's done now. And now I only have 56GB free on the SSD :ROFLMAO:
It's just so weird it didn't let you, I did transfer 2 games off my external HDD (gears 5 & halo MCC) and it worked flawlessly for me. My biggest issues were getting my xsx to show up and work properly with the Xbox app so I could remote install and manage my console. After 2 days of fighting renaming my Xbox fixed the issues and it started showing up properly in the apps. Waiting patiently for more expansion modules to appear so I can get more space, both my xsx and ps5 are sitting at less than 70gb free. I will say though thank god for games giving you the option to selectivly install portions of it, I got the new COD and it cuts file size down ALOT when you leave out zombies, single player and that battle royal mode lol.
 

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It's just so weird it didn't let you, I did transfer 2 games off my external HDD (gears 5 & halo MCC) and it worked flawlessly for me. My biggest issues were getting my xsx to show up and work properly with the Xbox app so I could remote install and manage my console. After 2 days of fighting renaming my Xbox fixed the issues and it started showing up properly in the apps. Waiting patiently for more expansion modules to appear so I can get more space, both my xsx and ps5 are sitting at less than 70gb free. I will say though thank god for games giving you the option to selectivly install portions of it, I got the new COD and it cuts file size down ALOT when you leave out zombies, single player and that battle royal mode lol.
The app was interestingly the one thing I did not have an issue with.
 
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