How to Change the BIOS of the XBox

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How to Change the BIOS of the XBox
An Ethernet cable can be used instead of a blank CD. (ethernet cable 2 image by BlueMiniu from

Because both were developed by Microsoft, the Windows computer and the original Xbox have several features in common. These similarities even made it possible to turn an Xbox into a Linux server. One other similarity includes the need to change the Xbox's BIOS settings.

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Things you need

  • Blank CD-R
  • Ethernet cable
  • IRC Client
  • FTP Client

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  1. 1

    Open your IRC client and connect to the #XBins channel. Type in "#XBins" without the quotes in the Options menu. This channel contains the trigger for the file download that you will require, and it must be downloaded via FTP.

  2. 2

    Download the file to your computer hard drive.

  3. 3

    Move the file to your Xbox. You can burn the file onto a blank CD-R or connect an Ethernet cable from your Xbox to your computer. If through a cable, perform a network installation in order to transfer the file onto your Xbox. If on a CD, simply put the disc into the drive and let it boot up.

  4. 4

    Flash your BIOS. After the file is transferred, the Xbox will automatically run the file. This will allow the BIOS to change and properly update its firmware.

  5. 5

    Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process. Use the controller to make your changes.

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