DS4Windows is the Portable tool which is used to run the DualShock 4 controller on Windows computers. It is developed by the Jasy2King and it is the only tool which works perfectly fine. Somehow people around the world are facing problem to activate Exclusive Mode.
If you are one of them then here is the perfect guide which you should read, because today I am going to tell you why this issue occurs. Even though I will tell you the fix which you can follow to activate the Exclusive mode in DS4Windows. Don’t miss any of the steps and continue reading our guide otherwise you may not fix it.
What Is DS4Windows
It is the portable software which is used to run DualShock 4 on your Windows machine. This device is compatible with all Windows version like Win7, Windows 8/8.1 and with the Windows 10 respectively. It allows us to connect our DS4 controller by using Data cable or through BlueTooth. DS4Windows allows you to create profiles for every game if you don’t like stock settings.
It has another feature which automatically detects what game you are launching and then it will set profile according to that. The touchpad in DS4 can be used as a mouse in your computer, you can change the sensitivity from medium to higher. It is very easy to use as most games can be played without customizing anything because keymaps are already at their place.
Fix DS4Windows Exclusive Mode Not Working
Now here is the complete step by step guide which you should follow to use it. Make sure to read all steps carefully otherwise you may damage system files.
Note: Before you proceed to the fix make sure to install the latest HID Guardian drivers in your machine.
Step 1: Open Start Menu and then search for Control Panel, and open it.
Step 2: Now from here go to Hardware & Sounds and then open Devices & Printers.
Step 4: From here you will see all the installed drivers so just right-click on the Wireless Controller and then go to Properties.
Step 5: After this, you see two tabs 1. General & 2. Hardware, open hardware Tab and then from Device Functions choose HID-Compliant Game Controller and then again click on properties.
Step 6: Again you see 4 more tabs there 1. General 2. Driver 3. Details & 4. Event. So open Details tab and then from Property click on Drop-Down menu and choose Hardware IDs.
Step 7: From the IDS copy the first 3 IDs to notepad you see there (we will use in another step) & then close that Window.
Step 8: Now click Win Logo + R key at the same time, a dialogue box will appear so type “regedit” (without quotes) and hit enter.
Step 9: From here you need to open this path: “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HidGuardian\Parameters”
Step 10: Now just right-click on Affected Devices and then click on Modify.
Step 11: Here you need to paste that 3 string code in the Value box (1 code per line) also leave one line blank and then click Ok to save.
That’s it now just restart your computer and then you will see that DualShock 4 is again with exclusive Mode. It is very simple to solve this major issue so don’t forget to read steps twice.
Note: If you are seeing the “BTHENUM” prefix instead of the “HID” then replace it with HID and your Bluetooth will start working as well.