Updating xbox without internet

18-Nov-2016 06:33

Can you believe the Xbox One has been around for three years already?

It's changed massively in that short space of time, too.

When in-game, simply double-tap the Xbox button on your control pad and then press Y to take the screenshot.

Or, if you've got Kinect plugged in, you can simply say "Xbox, take screenshot" though that's a little too imprecise for something that needs to be timed perfectly like a screenshot.

It's hard to keep up with every little thing that the system can do when you're concentrating on the important stuff like, oh, playing games, so we've gone ahead and done a little research.

From convenient short-cuts to little-known freebies, here are 41 must-know tips and tricks to squeezing every last bit of value out of the One.

The game is currently in open Beta, meaning that you can download it for free right now on the Xbox Store.It's a bit of a pain, but you can speed up the installation time by first disconnecting from Xbox Live (either remove the Ethernet cable from the console for wired connections or choose disconnect from Xbox Live under the console's Network settings), running the installation as normal and then re-establishing your connection again afterwards.If you want to eliminate installation time completely, you can now also pre-load games before their release so as soon as they unlock you can bundle straight in and start raising hell.Beware, screenshots don't work if you're not in a game.Most Xbox One games will require you to do a mandatory install onto the console's hard drive, even those that you buy on a physical disc.

The game is currently in open Beta, meaning that you can download it for free right now on the Xbox Store.

It's a bit of a pain, but you can speed up the installation time by first disconnecting from Xbox Live (either remove the Ethernet cable from the console for wired connections or choose disconnect from Xbox Live under the console's Network settings), running the installation as normal and then re-establishing your connection again afterwards.

If you want to eliminate installation time completely, you can now also pre-load games before their release so as soon as they unlock you can bundle straight in and start raising hell.

Beware, screenshots don't work if you're not in a game.

Most Xbox One games will require you to do a mandatory install onto the console's hard drive, even those that you buy on a physical disc.

By default, if you insert a disc or Blu-ray into your Xbox One it'll play automatically – assuming you've already downloaded the free Blu-ray app, of course.