Game Controller

I’m new to this. I’m working on a game. Correctly I have my character follow the curser then the left mouse button is depressed to move it around. I have about 10 scenes (levels) plus a splash scene so far.
How do I control my character with a controller?
I tried downloading the controller file in this thread and it didn’t even work with my system. Gamepad issue in Windows 7 - #5 by Daisdarg
I’m using Win 7 with a xBox controller.