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Hi, I still haven't been able to update the xbox 360

Hi, I installed nero on my computer and burned the update to a cd and it still wouldnt update the 360 I burned the update to a dvd and it still didnt work, I dont know what I'm doing wrong but nero hasnt worked for me as of yet anyway.

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Hi,
the update will only allow you to play backwards compatable original xbox games.
you must have a hard-drive fitted also, as this is the hardware that the update disk updates.
To burn succesfully in Nero:- you need a blank CD Or DVD.
open nero and select create Data CD/DVD. then when prompted to add files, add default xex.
then select next, then burn. always burn at 4X speed or lower if possible.
ensure along the way, that the boxes are de-selected to add more files later. as this will not close or end the session. therefore the toc-table-of-contents will not be written to the disk.
i,d suggest using a re-writable CD/DVD as you can have numerous attempts, at getting a sucessful burn.
If you still have any problems, please forward me your e-mail address, and i,ll post you the disk free-of-charge. p&p is chargable.

Many thanks for your request.

Mike @ Compurepair


Posted on Oct 06, 2008

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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.
  1. Connect your Xbox 360 console to the Internet. To learn how, please see Connecting to Xbox LIVE.
  2. On the console, go to My Xbox, and then select System Settings.
  3. Select Network Settings.
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If you cannot connect your Xbox 360 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.
Note: The USB flash drive must use the FAT32 file system.
  1. Plug your USB flash drive into a USB port on your computer.
  2. Download the update file.
  3. Click Save to save the console update .zip file on your computer.
  4. Unzip the file. If you are using Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, double-click the .zip file to unzip it.
  5. Copy the contents of the .zip file to the root directory of your flash drive.
  6. Unplug the USB flash drive from your computer.
  7. Plug the flash drive into a USB port on your Xbox 360 console.
  8. Restart the console.
  9. When the console restarts, the installation program starts automatically. Select Yes when you are prompted to update the new console software.

You can update your Xbox 360 console software by downloading the update to your computer from Xbox.com, burning the update to a CD or DVD, and then installing the update on your console. Here's how:
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  2. Click Save to save the console update .zip file on your computer.
  3. Unzip the file. If you are using Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, double-click the .zip file to unzip it.
    • If you are using Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista or Windows 7, double-click the .zip file to unzip it.
    • If you are using an earlier version of Microsoft Windows, you need to use a special software program to unzip the file (for example, WinZip).
  4. Insert a blank, writeable CD or DVD into your computer.
  5. Copy the contents of the .zip file to the root directory on your CD or DVD, and choose to write (burn) the files to the disc.
  6. Once the files have been burned to disc, remove that disc from your computer and insert it into the disc drive on your Xbox 360 console.
  7. Restart the console.
  8. When the console restarts, the installation program starts automatically. Select Yes when you are prompted to update the new console software.

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Get Updates for Your Xbox 360 Console There are three ways to get updates for your Xbox 360 console:
Update through Xbox LIVE. Copy update to a USB Flash Drive. Burn a DVD or CD. Update through Xbox LIVE
Getting the update free on Xbox LIVE is the best option because your console will be automatically updated as new system software is released.
To update your Xbox 360 console on Xbox LIVE, you must have an Xbox LIVE account with either a Gold or Silver membership, and a broadband Ethernet connection.
To update on Xbox LIVE: Connect your Xbox 360 console to your broadband connection. If your console is not connected already, see Connect to Xbox LIVE. Note Your console will be restarted when you join Xbox LIVE, so be sure to save your game progress. Create an Xbox LIVE membership or add one to your offline profile, if you haven't already. Go to the Marketplace area of the Xbox Dashboard and select Join Xbox LIVE. Follow the steps for creating a profile. You can also add an Xbox LIVE membership to an existing profile by selecting Join LIVE from the Xbox LIVE area of the Xbox Dashboard. You may be asked to update the software on your console. Select Yes and wait for the update to finish. Future updates will be installed automatically, as long as you are signed into Xbox LIVE. Copy the Update to a USB Flash Drive
If you don't have an Xbox LIVE account or have a slow Internet connection, using a USB flash drive is a good option.
Note: The USB flash drive must use the FAT32 file system.
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Connect your USB flash drive to a USB port on your computer. Click here to begin downloading the update folder. Save it as "$SystemUpdate9199.zip" anywhere on your computer. Unzip the File. Copy the contents from the unzipped folder onto the root of your flash drive. Safely remove the flash drive from your computer and plug it into a USB port on your Xbox 360 console. If your console is on, turn it off, then back on. The update program will start automatically. Select Yes, update now. When you see the new dashboard, you're done. Burn a DVD or CD
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Keep Checking Daily for the new update.

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I haven't updated my xbox in a while, and now that im trying to test xbox live connection everything checks and when i agree to update it loads for about 10% then it tells me it update failed.(cannot...


Hi miraya666,

This normally happens because of your internet connection or not enough space on your hard drive.Verify you have some space on your HD, if you do - I would recommend updating a different way. Here are some ways:

Copy the Update to a USB Flash Drive The USB flash drive must use the FAT32 file system.
Update using a USB flash drive:
  1. Connect your USB flash drive to a USB port on your computer.
  2. Go to the Xbox download page to download the update folder.
  3. Save $SystemUpdate_ Fall08_7363.zip to your desktop.
  4. Unzip the File.
  5. Copy the contents from the unzipped folder onto the root of your flash drive.
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  7. If your console is on, turn it off, then back on.
  8. The update program will start automatically. Select Yes, update now.
  9. When you see the new dashboard, you're done.
Copy the Update to a CD or DVD To do this, you need a blank CD or DVD (either will work) and a computer that can burn files to the type of disc you have.
Burn the Update to a CD or DVD:
  1. Go to the Xbox download page to download the update folder.
  2. Save it as $SystemUpdate_ Fall08_7363.zip anywhere on your computer.
  3. Place a blank disc in your computer's disc burner.
  4. Unzip the file.
  5. From the Windows Explorer, double-click on the CD or DVD drive that you're using to burn the disc.
  6. Drag the contents of the unzipped folder into the root of the CD or DVD drive.
  7. In the windows explorer window, right-click the CD/DVD RW drive and select Write these files to CD. The NXE update filename and folder structure must be unchanged for the update to run properly.
  8. Follow the steps in the CD wizard. When you finish, the CD or DVD will eject, and your disc is ready.
  9. Put the CD or DVD in your box 360 console.
  10. Turn your console off, then back on.
  11. The update will start automatically. Select Yes, update now.
  12. When you see the new dashboard, you're done.
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Hi, I'm still unable to update the xbox 360


Hi,
your probably not doing anything Wrong.
did you boot the console then eject the draw, and put the update disk In ?
it should read the disk, then tell you it,s an update, and ask you if you want to update the console.
Make sure your hard-drives connected.
The only other thing i can suggest, is to make sure your 360 reads the disks or media your using.
if you try burning a music cd, and see if the 360 recognises it, you,ll know the media or Blank CD/DVD is good for the 360 to read. another method is to add a dummy file of about 80-100mb.
this ensures the 360 sees the disk.
try different media/disks and different methods.
if it still does,nt work for you. mail me your e-mail address and i,ll forward you 1 already made.

regards Mike @ compurepair.

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Update Failed Message on Xbox 360


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I had change of heart, the guys over at 360mods prevailed on me to release this for free.
So for all to see , here is how you fix the update failed error in all cases:

The error seems to happen when the 360 is unable to read from the update source during the update. The only time I have actually seen it occur was when updating from a backup, which is a common cause Ive read about. The other common cause is an onset of RROD during the update. Im not sure what causes the hard drive error. Either way, the solution is simply to supply the 360 with the correct update file either on a CD or a USB stick. Now here's the rub, it has to be the exact same update file as the one that failed. Not a problem since I've made a nice torrent file with all of the updates to date here:

Google

The version number is shown at the bottom of the error screen. PV is for previous version and CV for current version. Just put the file matching the current version (the one you are updating to) on a USB stick, (i.e. E:/$SystemUpdate) put it in your 360, and power up. If you have the right one it will finish updating and boot to the dashboard. Voila.

This has worked for me on 7 consoles so far. 3 of them said they couldn't detect the hard drive and the other four the update disc, so this seems to work in all cases. I hope this can help some people out.

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