Updating xbox without internet

04-Mar-2017 02:49

Microsoft announced the mandatory update earlier this summer, but the company didn’t specify just how important the patch was until now., Microsoft senior director of product management Albert Penello confirmed that the day one update, which applies crucial updates to console policies and the operation system, is absolutely mandatory in order for the console to function.presented Penello with a hypothetical scenario in which a gamer unboxed the new console, had a physical copy of a game disc ready to go, but was unable to connect to the internet.In at least one reported case, a console refusing to download the update spontaneously begin work, sometimes after hours of waiting.This could be related to back-end network connectivity issues on the Microsoft server side.Earlier this summer, an Xbox One platform architect said that the day one update shouldn’t take more than 15 or 20 minutes to download for most users.

When the former executive at Microsoft suggested that people without broadband stick with an Xbox 360 instead of getting an Xbox One, everyone laughed angrily.

After powering back up — if done correctly — the system will issue two "power-up" tones.

"The first power-up tone will occur approximately 10 seconds after powering up," the post reads.

The interviewer asked Penello what the new Xbox One owner would be able to do with the console in that situation and Penello explained, “Nothing.

You need the day one update.” It’s likely that most consumers were planning to connect their new consoles to the internet immediately anyway, but the update is sure to cause a headache for some gamers.November 22 is less than two weeks away, which means that many Xbox One pre-orderers are incredibly close to unboxing their next generation consoles.