Reminder: Xbox Live Maintenance on Tuesday

 

One last reminder that on Tuesday, June 16th starting at 12:01AM PST Xbox Live will be offline for up to 24 hours while we perform scheduled maintenance.  During this time Xbox Live and the ‘My Xbox’ section of Xbox.com will be unavailable, and the Xbox.com forums will be read-only.  The rest of Xbox.com will be available with limited interruptions.

 

When we turn the service back on you won’t see anything different on your console.

 

I know that Litheon and others will be hanging out here in the Chat and I’ll try and drop in every once in a while.  You’ll also be able to find me and a couple of my co-workers at the new Xbox Live Operations Blog.

 

Trixie and the community have gotten together to suggest a few things to keep you busy while we’re busy – check it out.

 

EDIT: Maintenance is now underway.

EDIT part deux: We’re back!  Thanks for your patience.  We’re not quite ready to pack it in yet so I’ll try and say a few more things before calling it a night.

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  • oO MG81 Oo

    @ e, thanks for responding.

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  • oue

    BustedChain- With more and more Ads/SPAM on XBOX live why is it even $50?? They are making tons of money sell all the ads and we still have to pay. I wish we could opt out if we have gold account ($50 a year)

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  • Mike Nutts

    When you’ll going to fix the problem with dormant windows live accounts?
    I still cannot upgrade my original gamertag to a gold live member…

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  • Exu
  • NavComm81

    I seriously hope they fix the lag with the guide. I normally overlook it, but it’s just more of an annoyance as time goes on.

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  • Blue Thunder28

    I regret purchasing all my new maps and arcade games at my real home.. (i’m at my Dad’s for the week and can’t play any of my purchased content offline on his xbox)😦 oh well i guess ill go out and buy prototype or red faction.

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  • a peeking duck

    I think the guide lag is caused by your xbox not being to immediately fetch information from the Live servers. It happens a whole lot to some, hardly to others.

    I just wish the Xbox would cache some data to eliminate constant fetching.

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  • Snake eyes 211

    to ,e, It’s slow to load from x-box(not buffering). The green rings before streams takes way to long and hd streams are practically impossible as well as streaming vids from my dashboard(for example, Major’s minute). Whats got me troubled is that I have no problems streaming netflix on my p.c. Thank you for your time and please write back so I can get some understanding of whats going on. Thank you again and have a nice day.

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  • Snake eyes 211

    I’ve been an netflix x-box member since the biggining and while the pc streams load fine the x-box way seams like it worked fine at first and now it doesn’t. Could this be due to an increase in X-box demand from netflix and if so please tell me. once again thank you for your time

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  • Anonymous

    @UMMAGUMMA
    That’s the License Tool i’ve been trying to use for my new 360. I only used it once, and had to use it again recently but it doesn’t work at all. Over 700+ pieces of downloadable items, NONE of them working offline.

    I forgot to add this to my list of irritations with the 360: all of your saves not working when you move your HDD to a new console with NXE. No longer will you see some info pop up telling you that the 360 has to perform some actions to your HDD for your saves to work. So yeah…. a format was in order, losing everything I had saved.

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  • BustedChain

    @InfinitiProject The license process is HORRIBLE. They (Microsoft Support) expect you to redownload every piece of content to repair the license for it. I had to change consoles and in order to get my downloaded content to work I had to redownload everything to the new console. They need a “redownload all” button that just goes through you entire library and attempts to redownload the license for everything instead of making users go one by one. (Don’t they realize that some people have huge Rock Band 1 & 2, Guitar Hero, etc Libraries of files already?)

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  • HazyCloud

    @ Busted Chain

    I own over 120 Arcade titles and all of the RB DLC and it took me a little less than 2 hours to redownload everything. Yes, it was a pita but it wasn’t too terribly bad. I would have to agree that a “download all content I own from X game” would be quite handy. I don’t think a “download all” would be great for the 20GB owners.

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  • metallicorphan

    yeah i didnt have a chance to download all my Fallout 3 content again when my 360 came back from RRoD,so now i can’t play it(without it totally screwing up my current game save)…which would of been the perfect game to play while XBL was down

    now,if you had let me download the license more than once every 12 months..things would be fine,as i did it just before my 360 broke(unless what Infinitiproject says is true,then i guess it wouldnt of mattered if i had downloaded it or not)

    before i forget,is anyone having a problem with the call of duty map pack 2,when they go to play,you have to redownload it(and the others)all the time…when i select say,map pack 2 hard core,it takes me to a marketplace screen,and i have to select one,i select the makin day map and it downloads instantly(because i already have it)..and that somehow makes the other maps appear then,and everything is alright…but its doing this everytime i go to play it

    anyone else have that problem?

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  • Arsenic13

    The licensing tool can only be used every 6 months or a year. Chill out.

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  • Snake eyes 211

    Chill out budy

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  • HighDef Edition

    Cry Cry Cry. Eachtime we have a scheduled maintenance.

    Why don’t ya’ll go suck on your MOMs TITs.

    I shall be without my Xbox-360 for at least 2-3 weeks due to the E-74 failure. Just sent the box back on Saturday.

    However I choose not to cry about it (even though this is my 5th Xbox-360 failure). Earlier I made the decision that the 360 is the system to own this generation & I still believe that. So live with it .

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  • metallicorphan

    first of all who are you guys telling to chill out?(i know that sounds offensive,but i am not trying to be),because i wasn’t being threatening,offensive or anything if you meant me(and i am still not ;p)

    second when i did the licensing in April,it said it couldn’t be done for another 12 months

    and Highdef…no one is crying over the scheduled maintenance,we are just posting our other complaints or issues we have..so just mellow out dooood

    and i got two RRoDs on two Xbox’s in one day about a month ago(after mine went,i got my sister to bring her 360 round and it went straight to red)….if you have sent the box back,they have picked it up it should take about 7-10 days…it has improved a lot since the first year this happened,and my two 360s had to go to Germany!!

    you should be playing by the end of next week at the latest

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  • Goodeye84

    Well most of the gamerpics and game pics are showing back up in many places “e” is there a possibility that you guys can bring LIVE back sooner? I know you said “Up to 24 hours” so you have that long but if things are working it doesn’t mean you have to keep it down that long…….

    I know it’s a long shot but I wanna try out the new multiplayer on the new Ghostbusters game.

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  • DarkGin87

    Id rather them use all the 24 hour downtime to make sure live comes back up without any problems well more problems than there is.

    besides I’m achievement hunting on my single player games almost 53,000

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  • xMAx Sadistik

    One day is nothing! Maybe tonight I can play some Red Faction and get that Propaganda Acheivement!

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  • DigitalAmoeba

    @DomX360
    Recent update by E on Xbox Operations Blog confirms Microsoft are aware of issue that under Beta and RC versions of Windows 7 the 360 won’t work as an Extender during this Live downtime as in these versions the Xbox has to log onto the network with a Live account.

    This is confirmed as a temporary thing that won’t be in the final retail release of Windows 7 (Thank the gods!)

    http://blogs.msdn.com/xblops/archive/2009/06/16/trying-to-use-your-xbox-360-as-a-windows-7-media-center-extender-right-now.aspx

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  • Snake eyes 211

    to ,e, It’s slow to load from x-box(not buffering). The green rings before streams takes way to long and hd streams are practically impossible as well as streaming vids from my dashboard(for example, Major’s minute). Whats got me troubled is that I have no problems streaming netflix on my p.c. Thank you for your time and please write back so I can get some understanding of whats going on. Thank you again and have a nice day.

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  • Keltic Rage

    I actually emailed part one of this. Apparently I can’t play Forza 2 because I am off line due to my DLC. Fix would be transfer my lincenses over on xbox.com, but the site is down and my lincenses are at my vaca home that’s not always hooked up to live and I carry my HD with me when I go to the beach, so I would rather not do it anyway.

    Then, I realize I can’t watch netflix watch it now.

    And finally I can not watch videos using XMP11 because I can’t access my optional media update.

    Understood at first, now I am a little aggravated, seems to me my xbox is useless unless I’m connected to LIVE. Oh well, guess I’ll revisit Crackdown tonight, since the last CD uppdate wipped my save I can enjoy it all over again.

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  • OROSCO

    Was going to play one of the Community games during the downtime. What a stupid idea, not being able to play them offline. What am I going to do with the game offline thats so bad? If I had known about that, I wouldn’t have wasted the points. Bravo.

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  • JDBizz

    E – you and Major must be saints to put up with all this. I guess it just must be the downside of having a really great job (I know mine does!) But reading all these comments makes me want to shoot myself.

    and, Go Ducks!

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