Recently I got a Xbox Wireless receiver to make my Xbox pad work on my computer. But after installing the driver, my pad wasn’t recognize.
The solution is to install the driver, then to pick a device driver.
Install the driver
The driver is available on Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for Windows.
Pick a device driver
Once you have installed the driver, go to Control Panel > System > Device Manager.
Click on the Unknown device > Update driver Sofware
Click on Browse my computer for driver software
Click on Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer
Select Xbox 360 Peripherals
Select Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows (Latest version)
If you got a warning, click on Yes
The driver is successfully installed.
Start the Xbox pad.
In your Program list, you can launch the Microsoft Xbox 360 Accessories Status, you will see the pad connected :