Gaming Safe to install stealth patched games onto HDD?

blazingwolf

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I just got my 360 flashed and its working great, I have a question though, today I was playing Skate 2, good game, but the loading times can get annoying compared to the demo. I know you can install games onto the HDD, but is it safe to install stealth patched backups onto the HDD? Can Microsoft scan the HDD and find the stealth patch and ban me or something? Or is it completely safe?
 

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Load time are awful. Playing RE 5 after I installed it was like playing a whole new game.
I've had no problems with stealthed games on my HDD.
I'm not 100% sure how much they can actually see on a HDD, whether it's simply a general 'this is what's installed' or a more robust, detailed list, but I doubt anything with the moniker 'stealth' would have any obvious red flags.

PS nothing completely removes the threat of a ban.
 

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HDD install helps a lot for most games. There are a few games that show little to no improvement, and there are a few that get worse after HDD install.

I have a 20GB HDD but I install every single game before playing. (Install-play-either beat or quit-delete-repeat)


MS does not take a look at everyone's entire HDD (if they do, your bandwidth would be filled from uploading everything from your HDD). So it comes down to small sections of the data that they're interested in (if any), and if they can monitor that specific section in your HDD then they also can monitor that section when you put your disc in.

So I'd conclude installing to HDD doesn't increase the odds of getting banned.
 

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Has there been any test done by installing a real copy, and a back up copy to a HDD, then connecting the HDD to a PC to see if the values are the same?
 

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