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MCE, Homeedition / installation

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 12:39 pm
by DaHaze

I wanted to install the MCE edition. I bought my Xbox just today (I dont know which revision I have, perhaps can somenone help me, It is a bundle with Halo and a tennis game + S controller). I rad that you need alt least a 20 GB HDD, Is it for sure impossible to run MCE on a smaller HDD, waht about the homeedition? I want still be able to play my games. So how have I to flash the BIOS, or will it happen automatically? Sorry but I read since 5 hours all the articles and with every minute in understand less. I dont know where to start. Is installing the MCE exactly the same process like installing the homeedition? Thank you for every help, I am really interested, and sorry for my bad english, I hope you know what I wan to say.

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 7:21 pm
by nobspangle
questions, questions, questions

If you just bought your box it is probably a 1.6 in which case MCE won't work. If it's not a 1.6 then you're OK but you need some kind of modchip.

You do need a 20GB harddrive (15 will probably work but it must be bigger than the stock drive).

To make sure you can still play games you will need a modchip with an off switch, or one with multiple banks. The flashing is automatic, although I think it is best to write protect your chip then flash it yourself.

Posted: Mon Jan 17, 2005 11:02 pm
by DaHaze
ok thank you, perhaps I upgrade my Xbox. How can I see which revision I have. Would the homeedition work?

Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 9:03 am
by DaHaze
ok its me again. I decided to buy a bigger HDD and a modchip. are the Xecuter 2.6 Modchip or the Xecuter 3 Modchip good chips. They have several BIOS banks. I reckon if i install Linux will write a new BIOS automatically. Is tehre a source for the original XBOX BIOS, just for the worst case. Sorry for the stupid questions

Posted: Tue Jan 18, 2005 6:28 pm
by nobspangle
Your xbox bios will be safe on your tsop, just disabling the modchip will restore you back to factory finished glory