Playing original Xbox games on 360.

I purchased Halo 2 but when I try to play it I get the following message: game will not download. I even replaced the game with a new one thinking it was defective. Can anyone help?
 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 4 Applies to:

What kind of console are you using and what hard drive?

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If you have a new slim Xbox does it have a HDD? Because original Xbox games won't work unless you have the 250GB HDD. Also If you do have a HDD make sure that it is a MS certified or it wont work either. Halo 2 should work straight out of the box. Because it's a software emulator powering backward compatibility and not the guts of the old machine inside the 360,  you can run into a few problems with some games.

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The emulation software necessary for backwards compatibility is only found on Official Microsoft Hard Disc Drives (HDDs).  Please see this link for more information regarding backwards compatibility:

support.xbox.com/.../play-original-games

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Older games on a new console are not Ideal, and people are right about the HDD and all of that so Listen to them, they're fantastic at what they do!

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