" Blank DVDs
" Your original video game disks
" Game copying software
" A personal computer
When buying the blank DVDs, purchase the best quality disks that you can afford. The best disks are not that expensive. You'll be copying valuable game disks, and using high-quality disks will ensure that your games will be copied exactly and should be playable for a longer time.
Naturally, copying an Xbox 360 game requires you to have the copy of your original game disk. Hopefully, the disk is in pristine condition. If there are scratches that make it difficult to play the game, you may have similar problems with the copy. This is a good reason for copying your new games as soon as you get them. By copying the original disk, storing it away, and using the copy for routine game playing, you'll always have a pristine disk on hand. If your original disk has minor damage, there are products on the market that can fix minor blemishes in disks, but I'm no expert on that. Check with fellow gamers before you try any repairs.
The most important component for copying your games is the Xbox 360 game copying software application that is going to do all of the work. There are a number of them that are available for download on the Internet. Some are good, some are bad, and some are excellent. Check the blogs and gamers' websites before you make a decision. Do your homework to ensure that you select the best one. Again, check with fellow gamers to see which Xbox 360 game copying software they preferred. A positive recommendation from an experienced fellow gamer is far superior to a paid advertisement on the Internet.
Once you have all of the components in place, install the Xbox 360 game copying software onto your computer. It should be very simple to install. Simply insert the disk into the DVD player, and follow the onscreen instructions. The program will suggest a place to store the file, and it's usually best to accept the suggested folder. After the software is installed, a startup icon should display on your desktop.
Now that you have the program installed, running it is a simple as clicking on the startup icon. Most game copying software applications will ask what type of file you wish to copy: movies, music, TV shows, photo albums, and video games. For copying your games, you will select Video Games. The software will lead you through the process of copying an Xbox 360 game step-by-step. The entire copying process should take only about ten minutes, depending upon how fast your computer is.
Now that you're an expert using your Xbox 360 game copying software, you are in a position to copy all of your valuable game disks to ensure that you have backup copies should you ever need to replace the original game due to loss or damage.