Do I need to buy a cable to transfer licenses?

I might buy a newer xbox360 model ( The ones that look like Xbox ones) I'll look over the details when I buy the console.

I have a 2008 Xbox ,one of the big white ones.  I'd just like to know if I'd need to purchase a cable . I know a cable exists to transfer hardrive contents, but I don't know if that is needed just to transfer my Xbox content  licence.

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 2 Applies to:

Oh, boy. I think I might have deleted a lot from the first paragraph.

In short.

DO I NEED A TRANSFER CABLE TO JUST TRANSFER CONTENT LICENCE?

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The cable is just to transfer data between the consoles. A license transfer just requires that you be connect to Live.

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Cool, thanks. I chose your answer as being correct but it showed up like I pressed reject? Must be a glitch on the forums.

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No need for the cable.

Yes, you can transfer content licenses from one console to another once every four months.

If your console was recently repaired or if you’ve purchased a new console, use the license transfer option on your console to transfer content licenses. Here’s how:

  1. On your console, sign in to Xbox Live using the gamertag that you used to purchase the content.
  2. Go to Settings and select Account.
  3. Under Your Billing Options, select License Transfer.
  4. Follow the instructions to transfer the content licenses.
  5. After the licenses are transferred, you need to download the content again to update the local licenses. For information about how to do this, see Download content you’ve previously purchased.

After you follow these steps, content can be used by other profiles on your console and when you’re not connected to Xbox Live.

Source: Xbox 360 Digital Rights Management

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