The Xbox 360 is one of the most popular game consoles around. If you are selling your Xbox 360, or giving it away as a gift, you might want to erase the data and settings and reformat it to the factory default settings so that the owner can set everything to his or her own liking. There are two stages to this process: resetting the network settings and reformatting the hard drive. Read on to learn how to do both.
Please note that, after you follow these procedures, you will be unable to recover your old settings.
If you need any help, contact Xbox's customer service. It has phone, chat, help desk, and email options.
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