Unable to remove Xbox wireless Controller, remove failed Fix

The Xbox app allows its users to play brilliant games on their PC in case a console is not present. The users can directly connect their Xbox controller to the PC and start playing on their Windows PC. Sometimes the Xbox Wireless Controller cannot be removed from users’ Windows 11/Windows 10 laptops. There are a number of issues and the prominent among them are where the user runs into the “Remove failed” problem when they attempt to remove the gadget. Restarting your computer should be your first step if you experience the “Remove failed” error while removing the Xbox Wireless Controller. The most straightforward solution to common issues is to restart the Windows device. Try the following fixes if you continue to receive the same problem message while removing the Xbox Wireless Controller after restarting your computer.

Method 1: Uninstall Xbox wireless controller from Device Manager

Removing the Xbox wireless controller becomes easier when the Bluetooth device manager is uninstalled.

Step 1: Press the Windows button +X on your keyboard and select the Device Manager on the menu.


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Step 2: Select Bluetooth on the Device Manager menu.

Step 3: Now, right-click on the Xbox Wireless Controller and select Uninstall device.


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Note: If you dint find an Xbox Wireless controller, then go to view Menu and select show hidden devices , and check for Xbox controller under Bluetooth devices.


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Method 2: Removing Xbox Wireless Controller from the Devices and Printers

The Xbox Wireless Controller can also be taken out of the Devices and Printers section. Try this approach if the first didn’t work to solve your issue.

Step 1: Press Win+R and type Control Panel and click OK.


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Step 2: Select View devices and printers under Hardware and sound.


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Note: Select Category in the view icon.

Step 3: Scroll and search for Xbox Controller and right-click on it. Select Remove Device.


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In case this method does not resolve the issue you can remove the controller through the registry.

Method 3: Delete the respective key from Windows Registry

You must remove the Xbox Wireless Controller from Registry if none of the solutions mentioned above work to resolve your problem. When we connect a Bluetooth device to our computer, Windows automatically creates a key in the Registry that is specific to that device. Your Bluetooth device will be removed from your computer without your intervention if you remove that key from the Registry. We advise backing up your Registry and creating a system restore point before moving on. Additionally, be sure to carefully follow the instructions because altering the Windows Registry incorrectly can result in major issues with your machine.

Step 1: Press the Win + R to open the Run application.

Step 2: Type Regedit to open the registry and click on OK.


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Step 3: Type the below path in the search bar of the registry editor and press Enter. It will redirect to Devices.



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Step 4: Now under devices go through each and every device and open Name by double-clicking it. Check its value. You will see value as Xbox Wireless Controller. Once you identify the device select the device, right-click on it, and select delete.


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That’s all folks!!  Comment and let us know which method worked for you. Hope now you are able to remove the controller connected to your windows system. Thanks for reading!!. Happy gaming.