I've been using WiinUSoft for some time, and so far it's worked great. But recently, I removed my Wii U Pro controller from Windows so I could re-pair it to my Wii U and play some Smash with friends. And now, I can't seem to get it discoverable again.
This is an official controller, and one that's connected with WiinUSoft before, yet suddenly it's unable to be found. The only thing I can think of that's different is that I reconnected it to the Wii U the other day, and un-paired it from Windows to do so. Has anyone else had this issue?
I have the exact same problem. I've been using this software with no problems for years, but my controller suddenly stopped being discovered. My Wii U Pro C is official, and works fine on my laptop. I'm not really sure what's causing it. Haven't tried the Toshiba stack.
Okay, so after messing up for a while with settings, I realized Windows was for some reason automatically reinstalling (bad) drivers for the controller. Device manager events reported an error: "device could not be migrated".
So here is what worked for me:
0 - Unplug if possible any bluetooth dongles.
1 - Go to services.msc and make sure that these are all set to "manual": i) "Device Association Service", ii) "Device Install Service", iii)"Device Management Enrollment Service", iv) "Device Setup Manager" and v) "DevQuery Background Discovery Broker"
2 - The Wii U Pro Controller (called something like "Nintendo RVL-CNT-01-UC") should now show up in "Devices and Printers" where you can permanently remove it.
3 - Restart Windows and try pairing again.
Hopefully this helps anyone else having this issue.
As I got here off Google, and couldn't resolve this in almost any of the ways I found there, I think I should post my solution to all this, which is bluetoothinstaller.com/bluetooth-command-line-tools/ this one, uninstalling the remembered paired device. For my case, a btpair -u (uninstalls all devices) worked for both my "ghosted" controllers.