Get the Most of Xbox
with Xbox 101

Xbox 101 is your guide to getting the most of your Xbox experience, both on your console and online. These videos will help you configure your settings and understand the features of the new Xbox LIVE dashboard.


Xbox 101 – The Joys of QWERTY
Explore your typing options on Xbox 360, including using a QWERTY keyboard, the chatpad, or even your favorite full-size USB keyboard.

Xbox 101 – Going Gold
From unlimited multiplayer gaming to video chat with Kinect, Gold has lots of benefits. Find out how to upgrade or renew your Gold membership here.

Xbox 101 – Redeeming Codes
Did you get a Microsoft Points card or a pre-order bonus code? Find out how to redeem your code, either on Xbox.com or on Xbox LIVE.

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Xbox 101 – Notifications
Find out how to disable the pop-up notifications on Xbox LIVE while watching videos or during a gaming session.

Xbox 101 – TV on Xbox
Xbox 360 is not just for games and movies. Find out how you can watch thousands of TV shows over Xbox LIVE with the Xfinity and Verizon FiOS apps.

Xbox 101 - Social Features
Major Nelson covers chatting, messages, video Kinect and other powerful social features found on Xbox.

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Xbox 101 – Dress Up Your Avatar!

Xbox 101 – TV on Xbox
Xbox 360 is not just for games and movies. Find out how you can watch thousands of TV shows over Xbox LIVE with the Xfinity and Verizon FiOS apps.

Xbox 101 – Gamerscore and Achievements
Earn achievements in games to increase your gamerscore and track your Xbox accomplishments, and you can even compare them with friends.

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Xbox 101 – TV on Xbox
Xbox 360 is not just for games and movies. Find out how you can watch thousands of TV shows over Xbox LIVE with the Xfinity and Verizon FiOS apps.

Dash Navigation

Xbox 101 – Apps on Xbox LIVE
Find out how to use the apps on Xbox LIVE to customize your experience.

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Xbox 101 – Gamerscore and Achievements
Earn achievements in games to increase your gamerscore and track your Xbox accomplishments, and you can even compare them with friends.

Games Hub

Xbox 101 – Redeeming Codes
Did you get a Microsoft Points card or a pre-order bonus code? Find out how to redeem your code, either on Xbox.com or on Xbox LIVE.

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Xbox 101 – Gold Family Pack
Get the whole family in on the fun with this special deal that provides four Gold memberships for less than the price of two.

Xbox 101 – Going Gold
From unlimited multiplayer gaming to video chat with Kinect, Gold has lots of benefits. Find out how to upgrade or renew your Gold membership here.

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Xbox 101 – Install Games to Hard Drive
Installing Xbox 360 games on your hard drive improves load times and minimizes game disc access. See how to do it in this Xbox 101 video.

Xbox 101 – Redeeming Codes
Did you get a Microsoft Points card or a pre-order bonus code? Find out how to redeem your code, either on Xbox.com or on Xbox LIVE.

Xbox 101 – Windows Live ID
Is your account linked to an old e-mail address? Find out how to transfer your gamertag from one Windows Live ID to a new one.

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Xbox 101 – Redeeming Codes
Did you get a Microsoft Points card or a pre-order bonus code? Find out how to redeem your code, either on Xbox.com or on Xbox LIVE.

Xbox 101 – Windows Live ID
Is your account linked to an old e-mail address? Find out how to transfer your gamertag from one Windows Live ID to a new one.

Xbox 101 – Going Gold
From unlimited multiplayer gaming to video chat with Kinect, Gold has lots of benefits. Find out how to upgrade or renew your Gold membership here.

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Xbox 101 – Windows Live ID
Is your account linked to an old e-mail address? Find out how to transfer your gamertag from one Windows Live ID to a new one.

Xbox 101 – Change Your Gamertag
Major shows you how to update your online identity with a new gamertag.

Xbox 101 – Going Gold
From unlimited multiplayer gaming to video chat with Kinect, Gold has lots of benefits. Find out how to upgrade or renew your Gold membership here.

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Xbox 101 – Going Gold
From unlimited multiplayer gaming to video chat with Kinect, Gold has lots of benefits. Find out how to upgrade or renew your Gold membership here.

Xbox 101 – Apps on Xbox LIVE
Find out how to use the apps on Xbox LIVE to customize your experience.

Xbox 101 - Social Features
Major Nelson covers chatting, messages, video Kinect and other powerful social features found on Xbox.

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Major Nelson covers chatting, messages, video Kinect and other powerful social features found on Xbox.

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Xbox 101 – Gamer Safety
Major has a few suggestions to ensure a fun, safe and secure experience on Xbox LIVE.

Xbox 101 – Change Your Gamertag
Major shows you how to update your online identity with a new gamertag.

Cloud Storage

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Roaming Profiles

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Inside Xbox – Xbox Support
Having problems? Major shows you how to get help from the Xbox Support site.

Xbox 101 – Apps on Xbox LIVE
Find out how to use the apps on Xbox LIVE to customize your experience.

Roaming Profiles

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Cloud Storage

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  • Xbox 101 – The Joys of QWERTY
    Xbox 101 – The Joys of QWERTY
  • Xbox 101 – Notifications
    Xbox 101 – Notifications
  • Xbox 101 – Dress Up Your Avatar!
    Xbox 101 – Dress Up Your Avatar!
  • Xbox 101 – TV on Xbox
    Xbox 101 – TV on Xbox
  • Xbox 101 – Gamerscore and Achievements
    Xbox 101 – Gamerscore and Achievements
  • Xbox 101 – Gold Family Pack
    Xbox 101 – Gold Family Pack
  • Xbox 101 – Install Games to Hard Drive
    Xbox 101 – Install Games to Hard Drive
  • Xbox 101 – Redeeming Codes
    Xbox 101 – Redeeming Codes
  • Xbox 101 – Windows Live ID
    Xbox 101 – Windows Live ID
  • Xbox 101 – Going Gold
    Xbox 101 – Going Gold
  • Xbox 101 - Social Features
    Xbox 101 - Social Features
  • Xbox 101 – Gamer Safety
    Xbox 101 – Gamer Safety
  • Xbox 101 – Change Your Gamertag
    Xbox 101 – Change Your Gamertag
  • Inside Xbox – Xbox Support
    Inside Xbox – Xbox Support
  • Xbox 101 – Apps on Xbox LIVE
    Xbox 101 – Apps on Xbox LIVE
  • Cloud Storage
    Cloud Storage
  • Games Hub
    Games Hub
  • Content Controls
    Content Controls
  • Roaming Profiles
    Roaming Profiles

Privacy Settings

It's easy to manage the settings that control who can access your profile, who can see your online status and who can send you messages.
Privacy Settings


Xbox Support

Find out how to set up your new Xbox 360 or Kinect, connect to Xbox LIVE, or get your console repaired.

Xbox Support