Can I go back to the old software version if I change my mind?

The latest console software update requires at least 190 megabytes (MB) of storage space (or 256 MB if you live in Japan).

Some Kinect games require a console software update to work properly.

If you can't 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.

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.

If a game disc includes a newer version of the console software than you currently have, the game disc will prompt you to install the update when you start the game.

Note If you choose not to update your console software, you'll receive a prompt to update the next time you start the game.

If you do not have enough free space, you need to move or delete some items.

I get an error code when I try to update my console. If you see a specific error code or status code, use the search box on the Error & Status Code Search page to find information about how to solve the problem. When you connect to Xbox Live, your console automatically prompts you to update your software if an update is available. New games might also require the update before you can play them. Please note that Xbox Support Forums content is available only in English.

Also, Kinect games might not play properly if your console software is not up to date. To translate Xbox Support Forums content into another language, paste the URL into an online translation tool such as Bing Translator.

To connect your Xbox 360 console to the Internet, see the Xbox 360 First-Time Connection Solution.

If you haven't connected to Xbox Live in a while, your console software might need updating.