Hello, this is the scenario to my knowledge: When a game needs an update, it is being downloaded and stored in a cache. If this cache is full, the oldest downloaded update is deleted to make room for the new one. UNLESS the update has a certain size (above 5MB?), then it will be downloaded to the games directory and stored there permanently (it can be seen in the file manager on the console itself). My first question is: Has this system changed at all? What definitely has changed is the way external HDD for the 360 are handled. You can now plug them in the PC and read the data of the games without any additional software like it used to be (no more "injecting" of files is needed). I've tried MANY of these older programs, but none would detect the HDD. The reason being this change, I assume. Now, I know you can download title updates for every game online. If I where to copy these directly to the games folder, what would happen? Would the game find the update okay? Would the update be stored permanently or deleted at some point? Would my console/gamertag be banned for doing something like this?