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 Could you take a XBOX hard drive and plug it into a regular computer mobo and just use your computer as an XBOX.

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Computothought
Computothought

9 years ago

If Microsoft not locked down their machines software and legally, you could use them as a regular pc. Sony does the same crap.

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jj.inc
jj.inc

Reply 9 years ago

You took this question backwards, I wanted to go the other way.

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Computothought
Computothought

Reply 9 years ago

Yes and no. No you can not expect a pc to be an original xbox. Mostly because the original xbox has proprietary firmware though they use the same parts. You would need some kind of emulator based on the firmware of the xbox. As for the xbox 360, not only is the same true but I then they use a powerpc cpu and not an intel based one.

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jj.inc
jj.inc

Reply 9 years ago

Ok, I had a friend who wanted to make an xbox flip, so like an xbox laptop that could do everything a normal one could. We wondered if you could use our own parts to shrink up the xbox into a small case and still run the xbox OS

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Computothought
Computothought

Reply 9 years ago

Ben Heck of E14 and R3 is good at that.

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lemonie
lemonie

11 years ago

No.
The XBox is everything except the hard drive, which is just storage.

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jj.inc
jj.inc

Reply 11 years ago

 So were would an xbox's OS be.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

If you want to run XBox games on a PC go about doing that, I'd seach for that subject. Taking the HD out of the XBox and plugging it into your PC isn't going to make it an XBox. The machine is constructed differently to a PC so that the components in it give best performance for games. Without the XBox bits you've still only got a PC.
The XBox OS isn't going to like being plugged into new hardware it won't work with it, but it's Windows of some sort and I guess it's on the HDD or maybe in RAM.

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