Frequently asked questions Install from Xbox Live The easiest way to update your console software is to connect to Xbox Live.
To update your console by using Xbox Live, all you need is an Internet connection. Press the Guide button on your controller, go to settings, and then select System Settings. If prompted, select Wired Network or the name of your wireless network. Select Test Xbox Live Connection. If prompted, select Yes to update the console software.
Console update didn't install successfully? Install from a game disc If you haven't connected to Xbox Live in a while, your console software might need updating. If a game disc includes a newer version of the console software than you currently have, the game disc will prompt you to install the update when you start the game.
Note If you choose not to update your console software, you'll receive a prompt to update the next time you start the game. Some Kinect games require a console software update to work properly.
Copy to a USB flash drive If you can't connect your Xbox console to the Internet, you can copy the console update from your computer to a USB flash drive and then install it on the console. Download the update file. Click Save to save the console update. Copy the contents of the. Do not copy the contents to another folder on the USB flash drive for example, E: Unplug the USB flash drive from your computer.
Plug the flash drive into a USB port on your Xbox console. When the console restarts, the installation program starts automatically. When prompted, select Yes to update the new console software.
If you're using an earlier version of Windows, you need to use a special software program to unzip the file for example, WinZip. Once you burn the files to disc, remove that disc from your computer and insert it into the disc drive on your Xbox console. Frequently asked questions I get an error code when I try to update my console. What does it mean? What does the update cost? How can I tell if my console software is up to date?
Consoles connected to Xbox Live will have the latest console software. When you connect to Xbox Live, your console automatically prompts you to update your software if an update is available. Do I have to install the update? However, if you want to play or communicate on Xbox Live, you must have the latest console software. New games might also require the update before you can play them. Also, Kinect games might not play properly if your console software is not up to date. Can I go back to the old software version if I change my mind?
An updated console will stay updated. What should I do? What are other users saying about these topics? Please note that Xbox Support Forums content is available only in English.