360 Kinect worked with windows 7 but not with windows 10 RRS feed

  • Question

  • My xbox 360 kinect was working perfect on my old computer with windows 7 and kinect sdk 1.7. I now tried it to get to work with my new computer (windows 10) en Nvidia with DirectX 11 USB 3.0 and just cannot load the drivers to get it to work. When I run the configuration verifier, I get an orange message on the USB stating that my Kinect might not be compatible with my hardware?

    Anyone had the same issue and was able to solve it?

    Thursday, September 1, 2016 6:42 PM

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  • Some USB drivers/hardware might not be compatible with the Kinect SDK 2.0. Having said that, I have never heard of a Windows 10 machine that is not compatible with Kinect v2. Try with a fresh re-install of all the drivers and see if that helps. I doubt it's a hardware issue.
    Thursday, September 1, 2016 8:53 PM
  • Tried that multiple times ... problem is that the driver is not loading when I connect the kinect sensor.

    Friday, September 2, 2016 11:33 AM
  • Which runtime / SDK version did you install on Windows 10? 1.7(1.8) or 2.0?

    If case you are trying to use Kinect for Windows v1 (or XBox 360 Kinect + adapter) with Kinect for Windows v2 SDK (Runtime) - that won't work. Requirements you listed (DX11 & USB3) are valid for Kinect v2 not for the original Kinect for Windows

    Friday, September 2, 2016 7:10 PM
  • He is talking about Kinect v1(360's sensor,Xbox One sensor is v2).

    Here an MS employee said, that officially v1.7 and v1.8 SDKs do not support Win10. He "advised" the OP to try in compatibility mode but that didn't exactly work for the OP.

    My guess is that it won't work. They simply never bothered with Kinect v1 and Windows 10.

    And at any rate, if the machine is compliant with Kinect v2 sensor requirements, then it's also compliant with v1's. Kinect v1 is older and it's system reqs are lower.

    Tuesday, September 6, 2016 10:25 AM
  • I agree, I does not work and I will have to use the Kinect v1 on a Windows 7 or 8.1 computer.

    Thank you all for the help!

    Wednesday, September 14, 2016 4:20 PM
  • bit old thread - nevertheless -

    I managed to get kinect v1 xbox 360 running on Windows 10 by:

    • Installing KinectSDK-v1.8-Setup.exe & KinectDeveloperToolkit-v1.8.0-Setup.exe with Kompatibility Settings Windows 7
    • Then in Visual Studio 2017 I recompiled all of the samples provided by KinectDeveloperToolkit (C#, C++)

    Dependencies were auto updated - out binaries (KinectFusionExplorer etc) ok

    Monday, May 15, 2017 12:34 PM
  • i'm in the same boat.. I can get the kinect v1 360 to work on my windows 7 computer but not my windows 10 computer. It seems it doesn't install the drivers. :(
    Monday, January 8, 2018 2:15 PM
  • Like I said previously, it's not officially supported so it's a gamble whether it will work.

    As for the drivers, did you try installing the SDK(v1.8)? For the Kinect v2, the SDK installs drivers as well.

    Also Win7 is officially unsupported. Perhaps MS took down the servers which handle such updates?!

    Monday, January 8, 2018 2:23 PM
  • Hey PauWauPau,

    I realize your post was several months ago, but I am getting pretty desperate as far as getting my Kinect v1 working with Windows 10. I'm trying to implement your above solution, but I'm stumbling on the last step. I would be extremely thankful if you could please give me a little primer on how exactly to "recompile the samples provided by KinectDeveloperToolkit". I've installed Visual Studio 2017 but I'm hitting a wall as far as what to do next. I'm not a programmer! Anyway, I would be really really grateful if you could fill me in on how to do this. Thanks!

    Monday, February 26, 2018 6:37 PM
  • Well I have 3 of them . A surface's pro 3 a Hp lap top and a Asux tablet that all used to work fine with the kinect 360 s and after the creates update win 10 installed none of them are comparable now . And I have 4 of the kinect cameras and none will work now .And the value microsoft says to modify in the registry isn't in any of these computers . The computers are all up to date as of March 13 2018 too . Now what ? Go back to windows 8 ?

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 1:30 PM
  • So we have to dump windows 10 and go back to 8 to get Microsoft's hard ware to work ? That will put Microsoft out of busyness eventually or is that the plan ? Just cause the programmers are too lazy to correct the problems  there mistakes are causing ! Sounds like a quality product there giving us .How come they still have jobs ? :( 

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 1:41 PM
  • Right now to me it looks like duel booting your machine with the old windows would be easier . Think that will be my route because fixing the drivers they broke is what it will take short of a class action lawsuit .

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 1:49 PM
  • Don't think so. Kinect(any kind) is officially discontinued. So they have no responsibility in fixing drivers for a discontinued product when it comes to a new OS.

    UPDATE: Kinect was discontinued because it was not as profitable. So there's really no way MS would ever go out of business due to Kinect. Not to mention Kinect's market is not even close to the amount of users that use Windows. If you have a Realtek audio card in an old machine that's been discontinued years ago and it's broken in Windows 10(a rather recent OS), will you sue Realtek as well?

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018 2:09 PM
  • Can you re-elaborate on step 2?
    Monday, September 24, 2018 11:49 AM
  • Can you contact me more about this to my email

    I really love the help if you can.
    Sunday, October 21, 2018 3:11 AM
  • im having the same problems  xbox 360 Kinect will not work on all operating systems 7,8 or 10!!! the Kinect camera works with a flashing green lightand its power source is great I have the right requirements , but no drivers will work   I have three usb ports   if I would have known how hard this is to get this working I would have never bought the Kinect!!! this is driving me crazy to start

    Saturday, February 9, 2019 5:54 PM