How to Copy Xbox 360 Games with Your Computer

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How to Copy Xbox 360 Games with Your Computer
Each Xbox 360 game disc is capable of holding up to 8.5GB of game data. (dvd image by dinostock from

Xbox 360 DVDs are discs that contain 8.5GB each of data. Often, long gaming sessions can scratch or damage Xbox discs and creating a backup copy of your game is useful in case of a broken/dirty Xbox game. Copying 360 DVDs with your computer is easy with an ISO read/write application (see References). The program is free and makes an ISO file of the 360 game disc on your computer, which can then be burnt to a dual-layered DVD (DVD+DL).

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Things you need

  • DVD burner
  • DVD+DL disc
  • ISO read/write program

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    Turn on the computer and check that the DVD burner is operating correctly. This ensures a safe burning session and prevents damaging hardware errors. Open your web browsing application of choice and select an ISO read/write program (CloneCD, DVD Decrypter or MagicISO) from the References section below. Open the developer's website and download the program. Install the application and restart your computer. The ISO program will copy the Xbox 360 game disc to a single file on your hard drive that you will burn to a DVD+DL disc.

    How to Copy Xbox 360 Games with Your Computer
    A green LED light on your DVD burner will indicate proper function. (power button image by Aditia Patria Warman from
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    Push "Eject" on your DVD burner and insert the Xbox 360 original disc you want to copy. Close the burner's disc tray, then start your ISO application. Select "Read to ISO" and provide a title for the file the ISO program is creating. Click "OK" and the ISO program will begin reading your Xbox disc to an ISO archive on your hard drive. Allow the ISO read process to reach 100% completion before ejecting the original Xbox disc and inserting a blank DVD+DL.

    How to Copy Xbox 360 Games with Your Computer
    Open the disc tray after the ISO read process finishes and place a DVD+DL disc in it. (notebook keyboard with open tray image by Ferenc Szelepcsenyi from
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    Close the burner's disc tray and click "Burn ISO to DVD." The program will prompt you to title the new disc being created, to select a disc burning speed, and to choose the ISO file you wish to record to a DVD+DL disc. Select the 360 game ISO you just created and title the new DVD accordingly. When prompted to input a disc burning speed, select 1x, 2x, or 4x to prevent hardware errors. Click "OK" and the DVD burner will begin recording your Xbox 360 ISO file to a DVD+DL disc. The DVD will be ready for use after the burn session is 100% complete.

    How to Copy Xbox 360 Games with Your Computer
    Eject the DVD+DL disc after the burning process reaches 100% completion. (100% satisfaction guaranteed belt image by patrimonio designs from

Tips and warnings

  • Burning ISO backups of games you do not own is illegal and prohibited by the software's user license agreement.

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