Tip & How-To about Video Game Consoles & Games
Some may already know this, but Xbox now offers a DRM transfer service. This is nice because anyone that's been with Xbox from the beginning has probably had to deal with DRM problems. For those confused let me explain: DRM stands for Digital Rights Management. It holds all the licenses you pay for when you buy DLC (Down-Loadable Content) and it is usually attached to one gamertag or console. Without it we may have the DLC but it is useless and unusable. Now Microsoft has stepped up and made it EASY to transfer DRM. In this Tip I'll walk you through it.
First, here is the website we'll need:
You're also going to need the E-mail address and password associated with the gamertag that you used to download the DLC. (It's okay if it is currently a silver account, or had it's gamertag changed)
Also make sure your console can access Xbox Live.
Okay here we go, I'm going to go through the process then describe and explain the steps here.
NOTE: If you're transferring DRMs to a NEW console. Make sure the above mentioned gamertag is already recovered on that console!
Step 1: Sign on to the above mentioned gamertag at the above mentioned website. Now Click begin.
Xbox Disclaimer: "Note: This process will only work on one new console, and can only be performed once every 12 months. Rental licenses will not be transferred." Got that? So don't try jumping around DRMs.
Step 2: The first page should show you a list of the different Xboxs that your gamertag was associated and all of the DLC you've purchased. This transfer will take all of that content and put it on your Xbox. Click Next.
Step 3: Sign in to Xbox Live on your console with the above mentioned gamertag. Click Next. By signing into your console you tell the transfer this is the console you want to have the DRMs.
Step 4: Follow the prompts to download all of your DRMs.
Step 5: If you transferred your DRMs to a new Xbox or if your DLC still isn't working, re-download your DLC. It should be free this time around.
That's about it, you can now once again use your map packs and all of that fun stuff :) Enjoy!
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