Here is a good guide for setting up scptoolkit with a Dualshock 3. https://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-connect-a-ps3-controller-to-a-pc/ I've been using this program for a few years now and have never had any issues with it. After everything is setup it should be as easy as pressing the "middle" button on the DS3 to turn it on and to turn it off hold the middle button, L1 and R1 at the same time. A couple things I've noticed: As far as I know if you want to connect a Dualshock 3 wirelessly via bluetooth you have to dedicate the bluetooth dongle you are using solely for that. Be aware that not all dongles are supported though. You can check if your dongle is supported here https://github.com/nefarius/ScpToolkit/wiki/Compatible-Bluetooth-Devices . If yours Isn't on the list try anyways, it might just not be listed. I don't think you need a dedicated dongle if using a Dualshock 4. Your Dualshock 3 will show up on your pc as an Xbox 360 controller, this is normal. Once installed I never have to run anything to get it to work again. You should be able to restart your pc and once logged back into windows press the middle button and it should turn right back on synced up still. The only thing I have running is ScpServer, if I click on it to expand, SCP DSx Service is also running within it. It's always running as a background process in task manager.