Microsoft has posted a user guide on how to transfer content licenses for the Xbox 360, a long-awaited feature for the console.
"Got a new Xbox 360 console?," the guide begins rhetorically. "Great. But maybe you downloaded games or other content from Xbox LIVE Marketplace onto an older Xbox 360 console, and now you want all that content on your new system."
A video guide helps the user along through the process.
Unstated in the description is that the "older" 360 console, in the case of most interested users about a year ago, tended to mean one that had fallen victim to the red ring of death.
These 360 owners would need to call customer service to ask about license transfers and, according to anecdotal reports scattered across forums, got hit-or-miss responses.
The Microsoft site notes that, currently, "if you received your new Xbox 360 as the result of a refurbishment or repair, the licenses have already been transferred as part of the repair process."