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Xbox 360 console update failure

I have a wireless networking adapter that connects fine to my router. when i test xbox live connection, everything runs smoothly untill it gets to xbox live and tells me i need a console update. i try to download the update but it cuts off half way through and says download failed. what the heck! i dont have a hard drive as of yet. just a 64mb memory card. im pretty new to all this so can someone tell me what i am doing wrong or what i need to do pls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks loads
miss sugarlips!!

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  • DanHyn Mar 23, 2008

    I have the same problem but it has nothing to do with a lack of a hard drive!! 


    i have an elite system.. 


    any other opinions?

  • JQ82 May 02, 2008

    i had the same problem, i dowloaded the fil and byrnt it to disk but nothing happened when i put it into the xbox zipped or unzipped



    This is really doing my head in



    Any suggestions



    Cheers



    JQ

  • Liam McCarthy May 03, 2008

    I'm having the same problem,i've been all over the internet looking for a solution,i haven't found one as yet but i did find out that it shouldn't make a difference whether you have a hard drive or a memory unit.

  • Anonymous Aug 06, 2008

    i have the same problem. i have a harddrive, a perfect connection, and my download dosnt even start it just sits there for a couple minutes doing nothing then sais cant download update...

  • Ajtaz Aug 11, 2008

    http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/system... burn onto a disc after downloading update from ot. place in disc tray and run it like a game.should do the trick

    I have tried this.

    it doesnt work zipped or unzipped

    And I also have a problem updating it. so yeah. I have a 13gb hard Drive and im still getting Update Failure so it doesnt matter if you have a hard drive or not!


  • Anonymous Apr 10, 2009

    hell, this is annoying the **** outta me. I just stay disconnected some how, and update required msgs keep poppin up. ends up in failure. it just happend so spontaneously

  • odin13966 Apr 12, 2009

    Same problem here... I have a hard drive and am able to connect to Xbox live when performing the test. It says the Update is required but never starts and says it cannot be completed. I've tried buring the update to a disc and it doesn't load on start up of the console like it says it should. Same thing with a USB flash drive.

    Hope someone can figure something out, this sucks!

    I have a linksys router and don't see anywhere to set firewall settings to low


  • alsiya May 11, 2010







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Http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemuse/xbox360/console/systemupdates.htm burn onto a disc after downloading update from ot. place in disc tray and run it like a game.should do the trick

I have tried this.

it doesnt work zipped or unzipped

And I also have a problem updating it. so yeah. I have a 13gb hard Drive and im still getting Update Failure so it doesnt matter if you have a hard drive or not!

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Change the firewall setting from medium to low on your router

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Http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemuse/xbox360/console/systemupdates.htm burn onto a disc after downloading update from ot. place in disc tray and run it like a game.should do the trick

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In all honesty I think that if you are not having problems with your internet connection up until that point it is most likely due to the lack of hard drive. You can pick one up at any gaming or major consumer electronic store. I highly recommend this purchase as a long term investment on the system.

Prior to any other purchases you can run a quick diagnostic on your system to ensure that it is nothing else.

On your dashboard go to the System
Click on Network Settings.
Click Test Xbox Live Connection.

This will check out your set up to see if your configurations on your network are optimal to access Live
This is what it should look like:

  1. xbox 360 console update failure - ilm-networksettings_livcon.jpg
  2. After the tests, click oh more info to see which tests failed. Hopefully it will return no failures, but if it does you can click on more info which will give you some ways to fix it. Click edit settings to change your IP, DNS settings,
    and a few other things.

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Hello,

In this guide I will go over how to connect your Xbox 360 to the internet either via wired or wireless connection.

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Wired Connection

*For a wired connection you need to use an Ethernet cable and plug one end into the back of your xbox and the other end into your router or cable modem.*

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