October 10th 2011 7:48 pm PT

Xbox 360 System Update coming this Tuesday (no new features)

Sometime during the early morning hours tomorrow (Pacific Time, Tuesday, October 11th) we are pushing out a mandatory system update. If you are signed into LIVE already, you may be signed out. Once the update has been completed, you’ll be able to sign-in again and back online in a few moments.

This is a general system maintenance update and there are no new features that will show up once your system has been updated.

 

Xbox 360, Xbox Live By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • http://twitter.com/karlcramer Karl Cramer

    Just for comparison with our PS3 bretheren I timed the update from start to finish. Exactly 1 minute.

  • Tim Pontin

    Can you please add (in an upcoming update) the ability to install media codecs/plugins that do not require to be logged in to live? pretty please?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_T7LOQAEEWPFE7UBMQGVCTNELQI huck

       PLEEEZ!!!

  • Anonymous

    confirmed backups work

  • rutter.brock

    Then y Have an Update if Nothing Happens

    • http://twitter.com/jurassicjon Jonathan Wilson

      If its security updates, then you need it to prevent something like what happened to Sony and there PS3.

  • Anonymous

    its a update to prep files/system for the massive november update

  • http://twitter.com/chejser chaser

    Ever since I updated my Xbox is constantly freezing. I haven’t even made it past loading screen in Gears 3 and I’ve tried clearing system cache. Anyone else having this problem?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/李力/100001772937993 李力

      Did you update your system with the disc in the drive, as i knew we are supposed to empty the drive before making change on the consle

      • http://twitter.com/chejser chaser

        No, I didn’t have my disc in the drive. However it doesn’t seem to be update-related, I think there was something wrong with the profile of  the second player, because this happened when trying to play split-screen. Thanks anyway.

    • Don Brunais

      delete you profile data in gears of war 3. NOT your profile just the profile data for gears 3.

  • http://twitter.com/chejser chaser

    Ever since I updated my Xbox is constantly freezing. I haven’t even made it past loading screen in Gears 3 and I’ve tried clearing system cache. Anyone else having this problem?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/李力/100001772937993 李力

    This update probably fixed the cheat mods on COD5 WAW. I didn’t seen any cheaters since the update was applied.

  • http://twitter.com/carlos32_BR Andrey Volkov

    great

  • http://www.facebook.com/michael.wheater Michael Wheater

    Geh, I was playing grears and i got signed out.

  • http://twitter.com/The_Dukenator Mark

    They are.  This update was first, but the preview should be happening soon like later this week or next week.  Only Major Nelson knows.

  • Anonymous

    Can’t wait until the Preview Update news

    • http://twitter.com/EMoneybagz92 Eric Richardson

      Same here. I was in the last one and it was cool having it before everyone else.

      • Anonymous

        Same, I’ve been in a couple now :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Terry-Wells/1204842161 Terry Wells

    so when and how can we sign up for the rumored beta for the update or if there is even going to be one?????

    • Anonymous

      Just wait and watch his Twitter….

  • http://twitter.com/halolegacy343 Spartan 343

    i cant w8 till the real update on novmber

  • http://derailleurconsulting.com Chris R. Chapman

    I’ve always wondered what exactly constitutes a “system maintenance update” ?  Bug fixes? Changes to the network layer for XBL?

    • https://twitter.com/#!/BeeDizz BeeDizz

      Probably preparation. They always do one before a dashboard update.

  • http://twitter.com/EMoneybagz92 Eric Richardson

    When is the beta for the new dashboard coming out? I can’t wait to be in another one.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UZNFOVOYUUOZKHKLDDADZKP7SQ Dikes

    well its better than ANY ps3 undapte of any kind. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UZNFOVOYUUOZKHKLDDADZKP7SQ Dikes

    “probably fixed the cheat mods on COD5 WAW” i doubhfr iir fixes in games cheats and bugs and glirches like the EXP cheat for Dues ex. unless the game itself is updated.

    I had a simalar -problem with a splinter cell glitch that helped with a hard ahievo.
    you can go into your stystem and delete all updates. then re-uopated agian when you arefinsihed

  • Anonymous

    According to the microsoft connect website, they are now accepting new users for the public beta… However, I am signed in, and I don’t see any way to sign up…
    Anyone else notice this?
    Is anyone else seeing this message, and has anyone else been able to sign up?

    • http://www.facebook.com/SkidmarkSteve Dustin Shepard

      I am getting the same message. I guess wait til a link is released or keep refreshing the page.

    • Anonymous

      Yea everybody has it. @MajorNelson has a link with a CODE in it. It is a invitation code for signing up

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1186186258 Musab Adam

        where is the code or is it still coming out

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cameron-Lessing/1474997658 Cameron Lessing

      i just refreshed the page, now it says they’ve hit their target audience volume? wtf?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Cameron-Lessing/1474997658 Cameron Lessing

      i just refreshed the page, now it says they’ve hit their target audience volume? wtf?

      • Anonymous

        haha… I just saw that also. The thing is, this is what it said yesterday…I dont think all the “details” have been worked out yet… I’ll just keep checking Major’s tweets.

      • http://twitter.com/NinjaCombo Ninja Combo

        It changed now to “not currently accepting registrations” lmao

    • Anonymous

      Ok, it just went back to “We’re sorry, but at this time we are no longer accepting
      registrations for the public preview program as we have
      reached our target audience volume”

  • http://www.facebook.com/Revan67 Joel Camp

    Well with this update my launch console is now freezing constantly

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Joe-Mcname/100001326054053 Joe Mcname

    i like turtles

  • http://twitter.com/NinjaCombo Ninja Combo

    Now why would you guys say ANYTHING about the Microsoft Connect site, I noticed the Xbox Live Update Program but now that more ppl know about it my chances of getting in are slim :’[

  • Anonymous

    Oh, come on… its not like it’s some big secret.
    All you have to do is google (or bing) xbox live beta, and the connect website is one of the first results you get.

    • http://twitter.com/NinjaCombo Ninja Combo

      yeah but not everyone does, but a much larger audience reads Major’s blog. Gotta be careful on what we write, lol. I’ve been checking this blog and the connect site about 5 times a day during this past 3 months now for an opportunity to be in the upcoming beta.. it will suck if I’m not able to get in

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Cooper/1601132243 Matt Cooper

    the connect page has been saying to use majornelsons link all day and now its saying its closed to public!!!!!!! i haven’t seen any links, whats going on…

  • Anonymous

    From the connect website…. Public Preview Program:We’re sorry, but at this time we arenot currently accepting registrations for the public preview program stay tuned for future updates when the registration process begins.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WannabeActor16 Paul Steven Briffett

    I can’t find it? I’m on the Microsoft Connect website but there’s no mention of it.

    • Anonymous

      From the
      connect website…. Public Preview Program:We’re sorry, but at this time
      we arenot currently accepting registrations for the public preview
      program stay tuned for future updates when the registration process
      begins.

  • http://www.facebook.com/WannabeActor16 Paul Steven Briffett

    is the fact that I live in England the reason no results appear when I search for it?

  • Alex Baek

    Got the update pushed to me this morning when I hopped on.  Updated, rebooted, and never came back up.  Just like video killed the radio star, this update killed my XBox.  Spent an hour on the phone with XBox support, got elevated 3 times, and now waiting for an email on how to send it in.  Why does this happen 2 freaking weeks before BF3?  It’ll be a month before I get this back >:(

    • http://www.facebook.com/WannabeActor16 Paul Steven Briffett

      i haven’t had a problem with the update.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KTAHVKS2RNDWTQPHQEJALLRNEQ Adam Paris

      How often are you gonna keep spamming this. Shut up please.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KTAHVKS2RNDWTQPHQEJALLRNEQ Adam Paris

      How often are you gonna keep spamming this. Shut up please.

  • http://benebelle.com Elizabeth Fleming

    Also causing my Xbox to freeze up too… seems like a lot of people are having this problem.

    • http://www.facebook.com/Revan67 Joel Camp

      clearing the system cache seems to have fixed the freezing problem for me

  • Alex Baek

    Worked fine last night.  Booted up and logged into XBL fine this morning.  Dead after the update.  

  • http://twitter.com/NinjaCombo Ninja Combo

    It seems like the older models are having problems with the update. Via: @XboxSupport:twitter

    • http://profiles.google.com/thief000 J.A.J.G. Thiéfaine

      Yeah, I got an E71 with red lights during the reboot on my old Xbox. After pressing the power button off and on again the update resumed without problems and everything works as it should right now. But it scared the hell out of me (no more waranty as it was a refurb already), because I use it for LAN gaming with my slim in the other room.

    • http://profiles.google.com/thief000 J.A.J.G. Thiéfaine

      Yeah, I got an E71 with red lights during the reboot on my old Xbox. After pressing the power button off and on again the update resumed without problems and everything works as it should right now. But it scared the hell out of me (no more waranty as it was a refurb already), because I use it for LAN gaming with my slim in the other room.

  • http://www.facebook.com/brook.d.jones Brook Dylan Jones

    no freeze here

  • Alex Baek

    I’d be happy with just a freeze.  Mine just sits and powers up but will not boot.  This hurts my soul a little bit

  • http://www.facebook.com/WannabeActor16 Paul Steven Briffett

    The anxious wait for the beta is killing me.

  • http://twitter.com/NinjaCombo Ninja Combo

    Not “currently” is not the same as “no longer”.. in fact is better, because it leaves the opportunity open

  • Alex Baek

    No red lights.  Only light I get is the little power symbol right in the middle (green, indicating it’s getting power).  Other than that, no lights around the ring.  Just sits and spins, never boots.

    • http://twitter.com/NinjaCombo Ninja Combo

      then wait, my xbox S took about 3 minutes to boot and I have a rather fast internet, it may be the connection or the model

      • Alex Baek

        Last time I tried before I finally gave up, I let it run 15 mins with no luck lol.  Or maybe that should be boo hoo.  This sucks

        • http://twitter.com/EV1LSEAN Sean

          Same, this happened last time too.

      • Alex Baek

        Last time I tried before I finally gave up, I let it run 15 mins with no luck lol.  Or maybe that should be boo hoo.  This sucks

  • Vocal ARR

    wow just got a E71 jasper :( and a now rroding arcade thanks for the update really love it when you decide to give me two paper weights.

  • Vocal ARR

    wow just got a E71 jasper :( and a now rroding arcade thanks for the update really love it when you decide to give me two paper weights.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Cooper/1601132243 Matt Cooper

    my guess is that they have put the beta on hold till this issue with the recent update freezing peoples xbox has been resolved :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/WannabeActor16 Paul Steven Briffett

      most likely, hopefully it is fixed soon!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matt-Cooper/1601132243 Matt Cooper

    my guess is that they have put the beta on hold till this issue with the recent update freezing peoples xbox has been resolved :)

  • Vocal ARR

    unplugged the hdd and used a usb and got the E71 too go away and now just sitting on applying is there a way to force a bad update out of the system? i want netflix back on my arcade or at least to be able to play offline on one of these consoles.

  • http://twitter.com/nathanvernon Nathan

    That Update Page was for last years Preview.

  • http://twitter.com/EV1LSEAN Sean

    Thanks for breaking my Xbox AGAIN!

    I downloaded the update, it said it was applying it. The Xbox rebooted and now it’s just sitting idling for the past 20 minutes. No output at all, I can’t even connect my controller to it. I’ve tried turning it off, unplugging the HDD and the wireless adapter but it continues to just sit there doing nothing.

    I seem to rember it doing this the last time there was a system update, why can’t you release updates that actually f’ing work?

    • http://twitter.com/EV1LSEAN Sean

      I have an old elite console, one of the last before they changed to the new style of console but I wouldn’t think that would have anyhing to do with it since it does the same things.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shane-Melly/1244571804 Shane Melly

    BORING !

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Shane-Melly/1244571804 Shane Melly

    BORING !

  • http://twitter.com/RyanBooton Ryan James Booton

    My guess, Turn off your xbox and delete your system cache, and then try and install
    if that doesn’t work, delete system cache, and then delete your account and then recover it.
    RB^

    • http://twitter.com/EV1LSEAN Sean

      I wish I could just turn it off and delete my cache but it just sits and idles, even after turning it off and on several times. The update had downloaded and it said it was applying it and had to reboot. That was the last thing it displayed before it decided to sit and do nothing.

      • Alex Baek

        Exactly what happened to me.  We also have the same model

      • Vocal ARR

        this is what helped me get my console too boot normally again
        Clear Any Failed system updates that cause the console to error.

        With the console off, press and hold the sync up button (the small white one)

        While holding the sync button press the power button to turn on the console

        Continue to hold the sync button until the Console has booted up completely.

        During the boot process the console should clear any failed updates, allowing you to use it normally.

        • http://twitter.com/EV1LSEAN Sean

          That worked, I had no idea you could do that. Thanks, I’ll be sure to pass it on.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001895180689 Markus Andersson

          But what if you have a slim? I tried the slim versin for the sync up button, but it didn´t work

    • Vocal ARR

      the console doesnt make it too the dashboard soo cant i tried too do the manual wipe bad update reset and can now boot and get too teh dash offline on my jasper not going online till this update is fixed not worth losing another 360 over bad updates this one isnt under warranty any more and am not gonna pay Xbox to fix a console that got broke by one of thier own updates:( dont get me wrong i love XBL and understand issues with updating and the errors that can happen but not worth the risk of losing more money on it .

  • http://www.facebook.com/WannabeActor16 Paul Steven Briffett

    It seems like our Xbox 360 was lucky :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Orazio-Laforgia/100002955296636 Orazio Laforgia

    Hey guys, on connect was write that for beta program of fall 2011 dashboard will be given a link for registration by Major Nelson, someone know why this message it’s changed ?.

  • Alex Baek

    Sean: Believe it or not, I unplugged my HDMI cable (from the XBox) and plugged it back in.  And what do you know, it works fine.  I don’t know WTF in the update would cause that, but give that a try

  • William Moore

    I updated a 360 S, 360 arcade and 360 elite all without a problem.

 
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