Didn't know how i would go about searching for this on the forums, so i decided to ask here first and then to just browse.
I am a n00b to the xbox scene, but i've been involved in the game mod scene since 1997, so you can talk to me in semi-technical terms....i've tried to do some research here, but a lot of the FAQs and tuts availible here seem outdated in various ways.
I never owned an xbox before, though i have been thinking about it for a long time. I recieved on in trade on saturday, and i'm excited to get started. I'm not big on playing LIVE yet, as i do not wish to pay extra for something i won't use that often....this box is more for playing emulators without tying up my PC, using it as a media center, and playing backups/lan games...though i do want LIVE ability just in case.
after reading the tuts and FAQs on many subjects, i have figured out that i need to do the following:
1. Obtain an xbox that has not been on Live to make certain that the Marrige Theory is still intact.
2. Install a larger HD.
3. Decide between softmod and mod chip
Anyway, my problem is as such: i am now at least the 4th owner of this xbox....is there a simple way to find out if this box has been on live before? I've got some hard drives lying around, but i do not want to mess with the box until i know for sure that i can get on Live in the future if i need to.
Note that i have not even plugged this box in...i know it works as a friend has used it previously, but she never went live with it.
Thanx in advance