Here’s A Temporary Fix To Get DualShock 4 Working On Windows 10

Microsoft Windows 10 was officially released on July 29th and since it is being offered as a free upgrade from Windows 7 and Windows 8/8.1, a lot of users are upgrading to the latest operating system to avail this free upgrade.

The good news is that Windows 10 is a really good operating system for gaming, even if we ignore the biggest feature DirectX 12 for it. The bad news is that it has some issues with input devices including the DualShock 4. Hopefully these issues can be fixed soon enough, but while we wait, there is an “unofficial” fix that can make the controller work on Windows 10 as intended.

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You can follow the steps listed below to get DualShock 4 working on Windows 10.

  • Go to Start Menu. Type “msconfig” and open the System Configuration app.
  • Go to “Services” tab and disable the system service “DHCP Client” and restart your PC.
  • This will disable DHCP service and can result in no internet connection because of no dynamic IP for network adapter.
  • To resolve this, you will have to manually set your own static IP for your network adapter.
  • You can now DS4Windows to play games with your DualShock 4 on Windows 10.

This is an unofficial fix so if you have already updated to Windows 10 and want to get a quick solution, this is the best one so far. It is best to wait until an official fix is out, in case you haven’t updated to the latest version of Windows.

Let us know what you think about this news in the comments below.

  • Ronin Jeremy

    Thanks for the post, i have been looking for a fix for DS2 for about 6 hours now and this is the only thing that has worked for me. Now im not a huge tech guys so until i can set up my IP address like you mention i won’t be able to use my PS4 controller in DS2.

    Thank you for the post.