Just to clarify: I am familiar with how the assign controls function works. I have a logitech joystick on my home setup and have configured many of the functions to useful buttons.
I want to use the gamepad with a laptop when I am on the road, but no joy so far. I delete the default button, activate to the box for re-assignement, but no amount of clicking on the gamepad gets a response.
I am baffled by this, because, as I wrote, I can see that the unit is connected, is functioning, and is configurable in Windows control panel etc.