Using software to copy Xbox games is fairly easy as long as you use the right software that is made for the job. If not all you're going to end up with is a pile of corrupt unusable discs. I found that out the hard way.
Trying to follow tutorials are posted on forums is next to impossible. They assume everyone is a computer programmer. Way too technical for me. The preferred method is using software to burn copies with that is made for the job.
After trying several different other programs I bought Game Copy Pro. So far out of all the other programs it is the easiest to use and understand. But the most important thing, it actually works. It will burn exact copies of your Xbox games, and they will play in your stock game console with no modifications at all, no mod chips required.
Of course, you will need a DVD burner, and the software. You can download the software from game copy Pro instantly after joining. Once installed on your computer, all you have to do is run it, insert your original Xbox games that you want to copy and hit go. It will prompt you to insert a blank disc when ready. Since using the software I have not made one bad disc. All of them play exactly like the original one did.
If you were smart you would copy all your original games and put them away in a safe place. Play your copy games. If you happen to damage it making it unplayable you can always burn another copy. Some of my games have been stepped on and cracked. $50 down the drain. Don't let this happen to your xbox games.
Plus as a bonus when you join game copy Pro, you will have access to unlimited game downloads for Xbox, Xbox 360 and almost every other type of game system. You can download original full copies of popular games and burn them onto a disc you will be playing them in a couple minutes.
Game copy Pro's tech support is a little slow but they will answer you eventually. You may never need them, but the answers I did receive back were very knowledgeable. So stop playing around with the free software that never works and invest in something that does. The cost is of the software is less than one of your video games.
Oh and by the way the software will also make copies of any other video game, including computer games. Plus you can copy DVDs and movies can be used as backups of course.