XBOX 360 Update: Console now Has Boot to Disk Again

Posted on Jan 19 2011 - 7:37pm by Thomas Sharp

Gamers across the globe are turning on their XBOX 360 today to discover a mandatory update that reintroduces the boot to disk feature removed in the late update of 2010. As far as we can tell there are two main reasons Microsoft has chosen to do this.

First of all players who turn on their systems are more than likely doing so to play the game in the disk tray, by including boot to disk the XBOX system automatically bypasses the XBOX dashboard to load the game saving time a hassle. It’s worth pointing out that you can enable or disable the boot to disk feature to suit your own tastes – before it was switched off with no optional use so at least XBOX 360 users now have a choice.

The second reason is to tackle players who use pirated games via flashed XBOX 360 consoles; forums are alive with modders who are no longer able to play burned games on their systems after running the update. How many consoles or which forms of piracy that has been affected is not clear.

Other subtle changes have been made to the dashboard and gamer card tweaks are due to roll out tomorrow.

Have you updated your XBOX 360 console yet and will you be making use of boot to disk option?

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  1. Xbox Gamer January 19, 2011 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    I'm glad Microsoft brought this feature back since starting from disk was more convenient then manually telling the Xbox 360 to start from disk.

  2. Wayne January 19, 2011 at 10:08 pm - Reply

    No I had it off in the first place, makes things easier to check friends list and other add on etc.

    Sometimes just not ready to play that game or my wife has played a different game to what I would like to play previously.

  3. Ed January 20, 2011 at 3:19 am - Reply

    I'm glad that they brought the feature back. I always used it before it was taken away. I'm also glad that they are making it more secure against modders. It makes it more fun for those of use who play fairly.

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