Posted by: kurtsh | June 28, 2008

RELEASE: Xbox 360 DRM Transfer Tool arrives

Want to consolidate your Xbox Live game/license purchases onto a single console?
Did you get the Red Ring of Death and swap your console out with a retailer?

The Xbox 360 Content License Transfer tool does just this and it’s been released for use by Xbox Live Subscribers.  Basically what it involves is telling Xbox Live to move their records of ownership of certain games from one Xbox 360 to another… then re-downloading those newly transferred games to the new Xbox.  If the console already has a copy of the game downloaded onto the system, the only thing that will be downloaded is a new license to the box.

A few important things to know:

  • This can only be done ONCE every 12 months.
  • Rented movies & limited playback videos are NOT migrated.
  • You have 30 minutes to transfer licenses to the new console after stating you want to transfer them.
  • Have your Xbox 360 online and signed in.  Once you’ve transferred the licenses on the web site, you can re-download the programs you want that you have a record of owning.
  • Folks that sent their consoles in for repair to Redmond will find the licenses have already been transferred.

Frequently Asked Questions:
http://www.xbox.com/en-US/support/systemuse/xbox360/licensemigration/faq.htm

Tool: 
http://www.xbox.com/drm


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