Now that the new xbox 360 I got for my son has a 250gb hard drive, I would like him to start copying the purchased game discs to the xbox 360's hard drive. I've read that this saves wear and tear on the disc drive, loads games faster, and most importantly reduces the risk of damaging the $60 game discs. I assume this is legal since I've purchased the discs, but I have absolutely no idea how to do it.
If you don't mind another dumb question...after a game is installed on the hard drive, when you want to play it in the future, after inserting the disc into the console, does it automatically default to playing the game from the hard drive instead of from the disc or do you have to select that option?
Another question...I currently play the disc, and save my progress. If I copy the game to the HDD, and say at some later date, for lack of space, delete certain games, will my progress in these games be deleted as well?