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How to Install Games in your Xbox 360

Published by SuperCheats Staff on Aug 23rd 2013

Overview


Installing games to your Xbox 360 hard drive or storage device lessens the strain to your disc drive, prolonging its laser's life span. Installed game data also allows faster loading times and overall game speed.

Important Notes



  • Installed games are not standalone; you still need the original game disc inserted before you can play the game.

  • If you use a different game disc on a console where the game data is installed, you can still play the game since the installed data is registered to the console.

  • You can install game data on a Xbox 360 configured USB flash drive

  • However, if you copy or move an installed game data from console to another, you won't be able to use that game data. The other console will still need to install the game data manually.



Installing Game Data



  1. Insert your game disc on the console. Make sure that the Auto-play is off. Wait until the console displays the game's title.




  2. Press X (Game Details) then select Install




  3. If you have multiple storage devices, you'll be asked where you need to install the game. You'll be advised how much space is needed to install the game. The game data size needed for installation will depend on the title.




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