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How to Update Xbox 360 to Latest Software



How to Update Xbox 360

Xbox 360 is a premium Video game console with the best games to play every time. You need to update your Xbox 360 regularly to get the most out of it. To enjoy the latest games with efficient security and additional features, updating Xbox 360 console is mandatory. Generally, the developers offer a new update to your console to add some feature or to fix an existing drawback. Unlike game and app updates, OS updates come occasionally. There are four options to update Xbox 360, which you will get to know from this article.

How to update Xbox 360

How to Update Xbox 360 from Xbox LIVE

[1] Turn on your Xbox 360 and check the Internet connection.

[2] Press the Guide button on the controller and then select System Settings.

Guide button on Xbox controller

[3] Click on Network Settings and choose between Wired Network or Wireless Network, depending on the one you use.

Network settings on Xbox 360

[4] Next, select the Test Xbox LIVE Connection option

Tap Test Xbox Live Connection to update Xbox 360

[5] If a system software update is available, then tap Yes.

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How to Update Xbox 360 from Game Disc

You can use this option if the console software version is newer than the one prevailing on your Xbox 360. Similarly, using this method, you can update your Xbox 360 without connecting it to the internet.

Update Xbox 360 from Game Disc

[1] Turn on Xbox 360 and insert the Game Disc.

[2] As mentioned, if the software on Game Disc is newer, then an update request will pop up.

[3] Tap Yes and Restart your console to update it.

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How to Update from USB Flash Drive

This method will also let you update your Xbox without an internet connection.

Update Xbox 360 from USB flash drive

[1] Plugin your USB drive into your PC.

[2] Download the new version of the software update and save the .zip file on your computer.

Copy the content to root directory of USB

[3] Unzip the file and copy only the contents of the file to the Root Directory of your USB drive.

[4] Now Unplug the USB drive from the computer and Insert it into the USB port of the Xbox 360.

[5] Restart your Xbox console and tap Yes when confirmation is required to proceed with the update.

How to Update Xbox 360 from CD or DVD

[1] Download the console update software on your PC.

[2] Unzip the saved .zip file.

[3] Insert a CD or DVD into your PC.

[4] Save only the contents of the .zip file to the root directory of inserted CD or DVD.

[5] Burn the files to CD or DVD and then remove them from the PC.

[6] Now Insert the CD or DVD into your Xbox 360 and Restart the console.

[7] Select Yes to confirm the software update on your console.

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Frequently Asked Questions

[1] Is Xbox 360 update free?

Yes, the console update software is totally free. You can get them from the Xbox Official website.

[2] How to find the OS version on Xbox 360?

Go to Settings-> System-> Console Settings-> System Info. Under System Info, you can find the OS version.

[3] Can I update Xbox 360 software offline?

Yes, Microsoft offers online as well as offline console updates. Offline console upload can be done via a game disc, USB drive, and online update through Xbox LIVE.

[4] How to update Minecraft on Xbox 360?

The update for the Minecraft game comes with disc. You can put the disc to the Xbox console and it will update the game automatically.

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