Update reportedly caused crashing and inoperable machines

A few days ago, we learned that Microsoft would finally be releasing its Fall Dashboard Update, which adds to the Xbox 360 1080p support and other improved features.

Unexpectedly and unfortunately, the update also added a lot of headache and panic for a small percentage of Xbox 360 owners as the new Dashboard crashed consoles and rendered them mostly useless. It seems that it is mostly new or recently refurbished Xbox 360s are the ones affected.

quickly acknowledged the problem, saying that an installation code was the cause of the majority of the reported issues. The issue will not affect those who have already downloaded and installed the update, as the bug only appears during installation.

A fixed version of the update is now available from Xbox Live. Those who continue to have issues are advised to contact Xbox support at

"If they're going to pirate somebody, we want it to be us rather than somebody else." -- Microsoft Business Group President Jeff Raikes
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