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Computer connection how can i connect my xbox 360 to my laptop??? do i need microsoft software? any feedback would be great oh by the way my operation systems is windows vista basic ta paddy (cornwall)

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  • bosenceman Jan 20, 2008

    ta but im still in the dark as i connect my media to the xbox360 but still nothing any more help would be gr8

    ta

    paddy (cornwall)

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All you need is a network hub, switch, or router to get both communicating. Windows Media Player 11 (Comes with Windows) does all the legwork on the computer side.

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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    Dean Joly Jan 21, 2008

    I don't own a 360 and have never tried it so that is as much as I know sorry. Hopefully someone else will be able to help you further.

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If you don't have an installation disc for your Xbox 360 controller for Windows, you can download and install the software online:
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