The decision to copy Xbox 360 games to hard drives is a prudent move by any gamer. It's easy to do, as this article will show, but first - let's discuss why you should want to make backups, and if making these backups is allowed legally.
Why Make Xbox 360 Game Copies?
There are several reasons why gamers should copy Xbox 360 games as backups, but three stand out most clearly.
* Games can be lost, permanently borrowed, or stolen.
* Game media gets damaged and can no longer be read.
* Other gamers are saving their game investment by making backups.
Is It Legal to Make Backup Copies?
Many gamers have been intimidated by news of prosecutions for game and video pirating and think that it is illegal to copy Xbox 360 games for use as backups. This is not the case. You can make backup copies of all of your games to protect your investment. You've spent good money, $60 plus in many cases, for your games and have every right to protect them. What is not legal, and is true pirating, is making copies to give to others or to resell. This can get you a trip to prison. Learning how to copy Xbox 360 games for making backup copies of games that you own for your own use is perfectly legal. Stop worrying.
Where Do I Learn How to Copy and Burn Xbox 360 Games ?
It's simple to learn how to copy Xbox 360 games if you have the right equipment and software. You'll need a computer with a CD or DVD burner, some good quality blank media, a good copy of software to copy Xbox 360 games, and the game or games that you wish to back up. With all the necessary equipment and software on hand, proceed as indicated below.
1. Download the game copying software and install it onto your computer.
2. Insert your original game disk that you wish to back up.
3. Follow the game copying software instructions for copying a game.
4. After the software indicates that an image has been created, remove the game disk from the computer.
5. Insert a blank disk into the CD or DVD drive.
6. Follow the game copying software instructions for burning a copy.
7. After the software indicates that the copy has been made, remove the backup copy from the computer.
If you've done things correctly, you'll now have a playable backup copy of your valuable game. You can now store away the original for safe keeping, and play the game using the backup copy.
Once you've started to copy Xbox 360 games to hard drive, making just one copy absorbs the cost of the software to copy Xbox 360 games. It is surprising, based upon the general need for protecting valuable games, that there are only a few good software applications available that can copy Xbox 360 games. It may be due to the fact that the copy protection schemes used by the manufacturers continue to evolve and become more complicated. But good programs are available. Go online, check the blogs, and do your homework to find an application that is best for you. The average cost of about $30 is cheap when you consider the value of the games that you will be protecting.