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Mediacenter get my xbox downloadwith windowmedia center

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Visit and there should be a tutorial on setting it up. if that doesnt work all there support line at 1-800-4myxbox

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How do i connect my 360 to the computer

I had this same problem and found this great video on youtube.

go here:

over 175,000 views

if you click the drop down on the info you'll see the step by step instructions.


If you were previously using your Xbox 360 with a Windows XP Media Center Based PC, you will need to remove existing connection. Otherwise skip to step 2.

At the Windows XP Media Center PC

Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to Media Center, and then click Media Center Extender Manager.
Select your Xbox 360 and click Properties.
Click Remove.
Click Yes to confirm removal.
At the Xbox 360

On the Xbox 360, go to My Xbox and then System Settings, then select Computers.
Select Windows Media Center, and then press the A button.
Select Disconnect.
Press the B button until you return back to the System Settings.

STEP 2 Gather Setup Key from Xbox 360

Press the Media Center Start button on the remote or go to My Xbox, then select Windows Media Center.
Advance through the on-screen instructions to obtain the 8 digit Media Center Setup Key. Write this key down.

STEP 3 Add Extender

At the Windows Vista-based Media Center PC, launch Windows Media Center. Select Start, Windows Media Center.
Select Tasks, Add Extender.
When prompted, provide the 8 digit setup key you received at the Xbox 360.
Complete the Extender setup.

STEP 4 Print the Media Center Quick Reference Guide

Dec 04, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Xbox set up

If you have an Xbox 360 connected to a home network that also has a Windows Media Center, you can add your Xbox 360 as a Media Center Extender device so that you can enjoy the digital media on your Windows Media Center computer by using Xbox 360. For more information, see Xbox 360 online.
1. Turn on your Windows Media Center computer and log on to Windows. Verify that your computer is connected to your home network.
2. Turn on your Xbox 360 and verify that it is connected to your home network.
3. In Windows Media Center, on the start screen, scroll to Tasks, and then click add extender.
4. On the Welcome to Windows Media Center Extender Setup screen in Windows Media Center, click Next.
5. Press the Green Start button blank.gif on your Xbox 360 remote control or use your Xbox 360 controller to select the media blade.
6. On your Xbox 360, select Media Center.
7. On your Xbox 360, follow the instructions on the screen to obtain an 8-digit Windows Media Center Setup Key. Write down this 8-digit setup key. This is the key that you will use to affiliate your Xbox 360 with your computer that has Windows Media Center.
You do not need to download any additional software because the Extender functionality is built into Windows Media Center.
8. On the Enter the Setup Key screen in Windows Media Center, use the Windows Media Center remote control or keyboard to enter the 8-digit setup key that displays on Xbox 360, and then click Next.
9. Follow the steps in Extender Setup.
Several changes are automatically made to your Windows Media Center computer during the Extender Setup, including changes to the Windows Firewall settings. For more information about Windows Firewall, see Windows Firewall: recommended links. During this time, the Windows Media Center Extender service (which is named mcx2svc) starts on your computer, along with other dependent services.
If you have a firewall running on your computer that is not the Windows Firewall, make sure that the firewall software is set up to allow Xbox 360 to connect to your Windows Media Center computer as a Windows Media Center Extender. Some firewalls are already set up to allow Xbox 360 to connect to a Windows Media Center computer as a Media Center Extender. However, other firewalls will require you to make changes to how the firewall software is set up. For more information about which firewalls are already set up to allow a Media Center Extender connection, as well as information about how to set up other firewalls to work with a Windows Media Center Extender such as Xbox 360, go to the Firewalls and Media Center Extender article on the Microsoft website.
10. After Extender Setup has finished, in Windows Media Center, click Finish.
On the TV that is connected to Xbox 360, the Windows Media Center user interface appears. You can then enjoy live TV, recorded TV, pictures, music, videos, and other digital media on your Xbox 360 as you would in Windows Media Center. A new user account named mcx1 (by default) is automatically created to use the Extender.

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Thanks and hope that helps!

Dec 23, 2007 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I do not know how to connect xbox 360 to my vista laptop. i plugged in the Ethernet cable to both the laptop and xbox but it doesn't show the xbox 360 on the network connection after i've clicked ''manage...

Remember to thumbs up this solution if it helps, if not comment for further assistance.
Plug your xbox into the laptop with an ethernet cable
Turn on your xbox
On your laptop press start, click on network
In the blue bar across the top click network and sharing center
click on manage network connections
right click on local area connection
click properties
click sharing tab
untick top box.
Go on your my xbox page, scroll over to the right to the system settings page, network settings,test connection.
This works for me.

Feb 16, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I need to hook my xbox to windows media

Here are the two Microsoft guides I used: (Plan on spending a couple hours getting it all configured properly...for me, it wasn't as simple as the guide made it seem. I don't remember if the guide tells you to do it, but I had to create a shared folder & keep all of my videos in there.)
And for the record, I have a very old PC under my TV that I use to download TV shows, etc...and it is awesome. Very convenient. However, it isn't 100% compatible with everything you throw onto it. To convert my videos, I use a program called Videora:
I think it is still free, it was when I downloaded it. If it's no longer free, or if you don't like the interface, just start Googling "360 video converter." If you are able to get into the MediaCenter interface, and you figure out how to navigate to the right folder, but you don't see your videos, they don't have sound, or they wont play...then they aren't in a supported format and you'll have to reformat them with one of those 360 video converters. I also had to tell MediaCenter where to look for my was kind of a pain but once I got it working, it's worked like a charm. trial and error, dude.

Jan 18, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Arcade

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Xbox 360 sony laptop media center problem

The firewall on your laptop may not work and/or you may need a software update either on the pc or xbox
those are the most common
your set up is ok

Sep 27, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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Vista laptop dosent connect to xbox media exdender/media center

u either need both need to be hooked up the same way try putting your laptop to connect trough ethernet cabel

May 21, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Elite Console

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My 360 won't play mini dvds!

i dont think the xbox play mini dvds but if u download it on to your computer if u have one and u are connect to xbox live u can watch it through the hard drive u just have to go to to set it up good luck

Mar 17, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I cannot link my xbox to the pc or window media centre.


go to microsofts download site. And get a program Called XBConnect. Or xbox connect.

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Mike @ compurepair.

Jan 05, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I have a belkin g router i connect my xbox 360 to it but when i try to get online with xbox it says computer not found

What you are going to have to do is configure your computer, (which should have Windows Media Center) to see your xbox. You do this through the media center. Open up the media center on your computer which is connected to the same network as your xbox. Go under setting and add extender. go to media center on your xbox get the 8 digit number enter it on your computer and let it configure

Jan 02, 2009 | Video Game Consoles

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Xbox 360-computer?

To connect the Xbox 360 console to this computer, you must be running Windows XP Service Pack 2, Update Rollup 2 for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, or Windows Vista.
To obtain your setup package or instructions for connecting your Xbox 360, select the version of Windows installed on this computer from the following list.
To determine the version of Windows XP Media Center Edition that you are running, follow these steps:
  1. Start Media Center.
  2. On the Settings menu, click General.
  3. Scroll down, and then click About Media Center.
  4. Click Software Version

    The version number of Media Center you are running is displayed.
To determine the version of Windows XP that you are running, follow these steps:
  1. On the Start menu, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. On the General tab, under System, look for the version of Windows that you are running.

Oct 05, 2008 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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