How Can I Tell What Version My XBox Is?

by Aaron WeinUpdated September 22, 2017
Kleophaus Livingston/Demand Media

The Xbox 360 has gone through numerous version updates since it launched in 2005. When it was first released, Microsoft updated the console on a quarterly basis adding new features to the dashboard such as adding compatible media playback files types and adding new Xbox LIVE features. However, these dashboard version updates have slowed down, but Microsoft continues delivering the goods in its new console versions, such as USB flash drive support and the ability to copy games to the hard drive. There are a couple reasons why a gamer would want to view their Xbox 360 dashboard version number, such as if they are planning on updating their console to the next tier. Also, many gamers modify the Xbox 360, so they must know the console version before knowing if they can proceed since some versions can't be modified.

Post-NXE update

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Power on the console and go to the dashboard.

Scroll up or down on the dashboard's main menu to "My Xbox."

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Scroll all the way to the right to "System Settings" from the "My Xbox" section.

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Press "A" to open the "System Settings" menu list.

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Choose "Console Settings" by highlighting it and pressing "A."

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Select "System Info," located at the bottom of the resulting "Console Settings" list. Notice the information lining the bottom of the next screen.

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View your Xbox 360's version. The dashboard version number is located to the right of "D:" at the bottom of resulting page.

Pre-NXE Update

Go to the dashboard and scroll to the "System" blade.

Select "Console Settings" from the "System" blade by highlighting it and pressing "A."

Select "System Info," located at the bottom of the resulting "Console Settings" list. Notice the information lining the bottom of the next screen.

View your Xbox 360's version. The dashboard version number is located to the right of "D:" at the bottom of resulting page.

Tips

You can also view your console serial and kernel numbers from "System info."

Photo Credits

  • Kleophaus Livingston/Demand Media

About the Author

Aaron Wein is a copy editor for Skagit Valley Publishing. He has been a writer and editor since 2004, contributing to Washington-based publications and clients such as the "Bellingham Herald," "Western Athletics," "GNAC Sports" and Microsoft. Wein obtained a bachelor's degree in journalism from Western Washington University.

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