Xbox 360 PCSetup Help


I recently purchased an xbox 360 and I've been trying to network it to my PC (Windows XP Service Pack 2) so I can play music and show pictures from my PC. I downloaded the application (XboxXPSP2-ENU) from the url given in the dashboard interface but when I install it on my computer I get this error message:


I've looked around through searches in google but have had no luck. Unfortunately the error message is less than helpful so I'm not even sure where to start.

My xbox 360 is wireless, but my pc is not, it's wired though the same wireless router. I'm not sure if that makes a difference, but thought I should add it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Mine is hooked up and working exactly the way you describe. I have my PC plugged directly into the router and my 360 on the wireless connection. No issues at all with streaming music/pictures.

My google-fu is weak though, and I can't seem to come up with anything about your error either

Thank for at least looking Thin_J, I appreciate it. I'm so baffled. I've looked on other forums as well and can't seem to find anything. The quest continues...

Does the event log list any errors? Is there a log file that gets updated during install?

I'm not sure there is a log, or if there is a log I don't know how to access it. I know Microsoft has it's faults, but they've always at least given you some inclination as to what the error is.

Any idea where that log file would be?

Huh, I installed Windows Media Connect, it's a more generic program for sharing out to media appliances but it was what MS said to install at and on the 'box. It works fine for me.

The program I'm trying to install is from the URL in my Xbox 360 Manual, but when I do a search on 'windows media connect' I get a different page so I'll download this one and try it out as well, hopefully I'll have more luck!