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How to update Xbox 360

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How to update Xbox 360: You have discovered that there is a new software update available for yours Xbox 360 but you don’t know how to install it? Don’t have an internet connection but would like to keep your Xbox 360 up to date? Then you will be happy to know that you are in the right place at the right time!

In fact, in today’s tutorial I’ll explain how to update xbox 360 in various ways, even without an active internet connection. As a final result, you will be able to get the latest version of the Microsoft console firmware and be able to play the latest titles on the market without the slightest problem.

Courage: what are you waiting for? Do you want to play the latest titles on your Xbox 360 or not? Yup? Great, then read and put into practice the brief instructions below. I assure you that, in no time at all, you will have completed the procedure and you will not be disappointed with the result. There is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!

How to update Xbox 360 firmware

Keep the Xbox 360 firmware it is very important, as it allows you to keep your data safe and play the latest titles available for the Microsoft console at your best. The easiest way to do this is to connect the Xbox 360 to the Internet and download updates via Xbox Live: below you will find all the relevant instructions.

Preliminary operations

Before going into the details of the procedure on how to update xbox 360I believe it is of fundamental importance to explain to you what you need to carry out this operation.

Well, the only requirement you need is that the console be connected to Internet. To do this, you just have to press the button Xbox of the controller, move to the tab Settings and select the item System settings.

At this point, press the button TO of the pad above the voice Network settings and choose whether to proceed through Wired network (i.e. via Ethernet cable) or using a Wireless network (in this case, you will have to press on the name of the network and enter the relative access key). In case you choose the latter possibility, depending on the model of Xbox 360 you have, you may need to purchase a network adapter external.

 

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Once you have selected the type of connection you want, you can choose the item Configure Network to manage the settings related toIP address and ai DNS server to use. However, in general, these settings are already configured properly by the console automatically.

For more details on this, I invite you to check out my tutorial on how to connect Xbox to the Internet. Mission accomplished! You have now successfully configured your console to access the Internet and can proceed with the firmware update!

How do I update Xbox 360

Check Xbox Live Connection

Once the Xbox has been configured to access the Internet (and therefore the platform Xbox Live), I would say that you are ready to proceed with thefirmware update.

To do this, press the key Xbox controller and select the item Settings And System settings from the menu that is proposed to you. At this point, press the button TO on the item Network settings and then on Wired network or Wireless Networkdepending on the type of connection you are using.

Xbox 360 update

Once this is done, press the button TO on the controller above the item Check Xbox Live Connection and, if prompted, select the item Yup to update the console software.

Perfect: the Xbox 360 will start the update procedure in this way and you only have to wait a few minutes for everything to be completed successfully.

How to update Xbox 360 without the Internet

Xbox 360 USB port

How do you say? Don’t have an internet connection but still want to upgrade your Xbox 360? No problem, I’ll tell you how to do it right away.

First, try inserting the game disc most recent you own. A simple online search is all you need to understand when a title came out on the market. In some cases, in fact, the games disc contains the latest Xbox 360 firmware update and then, by inserting the media into the console, a message appears asking to install the update. In this case, all you have to do is press the key TO of the controller on the voice Yup and wait for the Xbox to update.

If you don’t have recent games that include Xbox 360 updates, you can update your console by taking advantage of one USB pendrive or a CD / DVD. How? I’ll explain it to you right away.

If you want to upgrade your Xbox 360 via a USB pendrivelinked to Microsoft official site from any browser for Internet browsing and, if prompted, click on the item Save to download the file containing the console firmware update.

Note that the USB stick must be in the format FAT32. If you need instructions on this, I suggest you take a look at my guide on how to format in FAT32.

xbox360 usb

Once the download is finished, open the file System_Update_xxxxx_USB.zip just obtained and extract the contents to the root folder of the USB pendrive (ex. AND:). For all the details of the case, I invite you to consult my tutorial on how to unzip a ZIP file.

Once this is done, plug the key into one of the ports Xbox 360 USB and restart the console. As soon as the Xbox 360 turns on, you will find a message asking you to update the console firmware: select the item Yup to achieve your goal.

In case you want to use a CD or a DVDyou need to connect to the Microsoft official site and press the key Save, in case you are asked. Once the download is finished, open the file SystemUpdate_xxxxx_CD.zip obtained and extract the contents to any folder.

After that, you will have to burn to disc the resulting file on any blank CD or DVD. For more details on this, I suggest you take a look at my guide on how to burn.

Xbox 360 USB Update

Once burning is complete, insert the CD / DVD into the Xbox 360 e restart the console. Once it is turned on again, you will find a message inviting you to install the latest version of the software: select the item Yup to update your console.

If any of the steps are not clear to you and you need more information on how to proceed, I recommend that you consult the Microsoft’s official guidelines.

How to update Xbox 360 games

Xbox 360 games

Xbox 360 also allows you to update games, taking advantage of the Internet connection. To connect your console to the Internet, you can follow the instructions I provided in the chapter dedicated to preliminary operations. Once this is done, insert the game disc you want to update in the console and press the key TO of the controller on the voice Yupto start downloading the latest version of the title.

For digitally downloaded games, when you check out a game from Xbox Live it is already updated to the latest version available and updates are automatically checked each time it is run.

To view the download status of an update, simply press the button Xbox of the pad, move to the tab Games and Apps of the Xbox menu and select the item Active downloads from the latter.

There is also the possibility to update the games through USB pendrive, by copying the appropriate files inside the Xbox 360 hard disk. Unfortunately, however, updates of this type are not distributed directly by Microsoft and I therefore advise you not to use this method. For more details, I invite you to take a look at Microsoft’s official guidelines.