Updating xbox 360 dashboard
Xbox 360 system software (or Dashboard), is the updatable software and operating system for the Xbox 360.
It resides on a 16 MB file system and has access to a maximum of 32 MB of the system's memory. While the System Software updates may sometimes provide updates to the system's firmware, it is unlikely that this occurs with many, if any, updates.
The updates can be downloaded from the Xbox Live service directly to the Xbox 360 and subsequently installed.
Microsoft has also provided the ability to download system software updates from their respective official Xbox website to their PCs and then storage media, from which the update can be installed to the system.
The current public version of the Xbox 360 system software is 2.0.14699.0, which released December 6, 2011.
The Xbox 360 game system allows users to download applications that add to the functionality of the dashboard.
In addition to installing a brand new system interface and some twists and tweaks all around, this update will make your Xbox 360 fully equipped to handle Kinect when the motion camera goes on sale later this week.
Above: The Xbox 360 is going beyond just a "media hub" and becoming an "everything hub"Kinect is the headlining feature of the update, but there are several others being added to the system as part of the installation.
And they are: If you want to play Kinect games but don't have an Internet-connected Xbox 360, don't worry.
The update will come installed with every packaged Kinect title, allowing the system to be upgraded on the spot.
Moreover, if you do connect to Xbox Live, even if you have absolutely no interest in Kinect, this is a mandatory update.