Switch Your Xbox Live Gamertag to Another Microsoft Account

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Microsoft services can take up a pretty big chunk of your digital experience, especially if you are using a Microsoft email account, a Windows based PC or Tablet, an Xbox or a Windows phone. In the past, before all of these devices and services were unified, most of us had separate accounts, which can cause many problems, especially with your Xbox Live gamer tag that is now used across all Microsoft platforms. This article will take you through moving your gamertag onto your main Microsoft account so that all of your achievements and purchases are kept in one place.

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Moving Your Gamertag

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    From your Xbox, go to the settings menu and then open up the account menu.
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    From this menu head to "Your information" and open "Account security", and then select "Microsoft account"
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    Here you will change the Microsoft account associated to your gamertag.
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    When prompted, select "Yes", indicating that you have another Microsoft account
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    You will be prompted for the password of the current Microsoft account. Enter this now and select "Sign in".
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    After loading, you are given the option to enter the new Microsoft account that you wish to move the gamertag to
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    Enter the email address and the password for this account and then choose "Sign in".
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    When prompted, choose "Yes" to confirm that you want to move your gamertag to the new Microsoft account.
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    On the final screen, you can either update your contact details if they are incorrect or choose "Done" to complete the process
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    The change may take a few minutes to reflect across all of your Microsoft devices.
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Tips, Tricks & Warnings

  • The new Microsoft account should not have a gamertag already associated with it. If you want to create a completely new Microsoft account to use, click here.
  • Any stored credit on your gamertag will not be transferred with this process, but all of your achievements and purchases will be. If you have remaining credit you can use it in the store before transferring your gamertag.
  • You can only transfer your gamertag once every 30 days.

Questions and Answers

I want to move my gamertag to a different Xbox 360?

How do I move my gamertag with all of my games and save data to a new Xbox?

No problem. Just go to the new Xbox console, and follow these steps:

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    Press the large X button on your controller (the 'Guide' button).
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    From the menu, select 'Download Profile'.
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    On the new screen, select 'Download Profile' again.
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    Enter your email address registered to that profile.
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    Enter the password associated with that profile.
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    Select where you want to save the profile (if you are using a memory card)
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    • That's it. You should be connected and ready to play using your new profile.
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How do I transfer an Xbox gamer tag?

I want to transfer a gamer tag from my Xbox account to my son's on Xbox One?

Just follow the steps provided above to download the account onto your son's Xbox One account, and he will be able to use it.

See more questions like this: How do I transfer the data from my previous Xbox one account, to my new one?

Can you transfer one gamertag data to another gamertag?

My son set up one gamertag on Xbox 360 and another gamertag on Xbox one. We have a Live Gold subscription on the Xbox one and I don't want to buy another Gold subscription for the 360. Can I combine the two GamerTags?

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Merging Gamer Tags is not a simple or straightforward process. The reason for this is to prevent cheaters and hackers from merging their accomplishments across accounts. There are ways you can do this though, some of which involve merging offline account information so that it later syncs with the Xbox servers. However, in almost every case, this can cause you or your son to be labeled as a cheater or an exploiter by the system.

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Your best route is to call Microsoft Support, where you purchased the Gold account, and see if they are able to help you.

See more questions like this: Can you change an email address for a gametag and not loose all the data?

Hi iv been locked out of my Xbox live account?

Iv been locked out of my Xbox live account if I create a new one will I still get my remaining subscription. I have tried: Rang Xbox support. I think it was caused by: Forgot my security password

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Can't Manage To Transfer My Gamertag From One Microsoft Account to Another?

When I first signed up to Xbox live back in the beta days I used a girlfriends email address for some reason, which is a Hotmail address and associated with microsoft. She is now an ex and wants her e-mail back for herself but if she does that I lose my gamertag and digital games. Xbox support says there's no way of transferring gamertags across to my own microsoft e-mail and account.. . I also can't change the alias on Hotmail as that would lock her out of her account.

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If I switch my gamertag to another email, will my payment information be transferred as well?

I recently had problems logging into one of my Microsoft accounts, so I want to switch the association of my account to a different one. If I do, will the payment information and Xbox live transfer over as well?

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I was trying to move Xbox profile.

I was trying to see if I can move my profile over to my new email address? I don't have my Xbox here with me to do so right now. Was trying to do it online.

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I have everything confused on my son's Xbox one and wish you could help?

I set up a gamertag for him when he first had a system but used my email because he didn't have one. I bought a year's subscription to Xbox Live and he was using that fine. That was back in October.. Now he has a new Xbox One system and can't seem to get connected in the right gamertag. When I was trying to figure the whole thing out I thought I had to set up my own account on PC so now we have TWO gamertags and he presently is using mine "CrimsonCrib" and his is "Tachyonicbore". My dilemma is this: How can I get his original gamertag on his Xbox One (the tachyonicbore one) and delete the CrimsonCrib one (Because I don't need it).

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He now has his own email, microsoft account and Apple ID so we don't get this confused anymore.

Presently I am paying TWO subscriptions to Xbox Live and would like to be able to cancel one of them. HELP! I have tried: Tried signing in using the Xbox one system with my email address but can't get anywhere with it. It is signed into the CrimsonCrib2 account but won't allow me to sign into Tachyonicbore33. I think it was caused by: I have absolutely no idea! confusion where the two accounts are using the same email probably?

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Hi, could Xbox live gold be transferred?

I bought an Xbox one of a mate. He still has 11 months of gold left which he said I could have. Is it possible to transfer it?

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How to play downloaded games forever from a 2nd hand Xbox one?

I bought an Xbox one that has downloaded games on it. I can still sign in the original account of the previous owner and it's the home console. I added my profile to the console and can play the games under my sign in. Will the games be there now forever or what else can I do to ensure they do? Will they expire when his gold expires. I have gold.

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See more questions like this: Xbox new account game progress?

First step is go to a non-existing Xbox?

Trying to find out what my Gamertag is

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Is it possible to link/sync my two different email Xbox one accounts together?

I didn't realize I made two separate accounts on my Xbox one, therefore having two different gamer tags. The second account I made has more data and game experience than my first account I intended to have. Could I sync/link my second account to my first account on Xbox one? My second account only has one game that I have advanced a lot in however my first account has more games that I have advanced in as well. I would like to combine them so my gamer credits are all combined in one account on Xbox one console. Please help me.

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See more questions like this: My email that I used for my account was discontinued, so it won't let me change it?

Is it possible to do this on a computer?

I want to move my Gamertag to a new Microsoft account, but I want to do it on my computer

As the official Microsoft article suggests, moving Gamertag is only possible on Xbox 360.

How do I change the avatar in the games?

It was created as female, instead of a male - want to replace the avatar. I have tried: I can change the avatar in Xbox on setting, but not in the games. I think it was caused by: My daughter created my avatar incorrectly when she helped me set up the Xbox one (Christmas gift)

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Can I create another Outlook account and keep my achievements and gamerscore?

I cannot sign into my Outlook account and I'm to the point where I am going to create another one. I need to know if I will keep my stuff. I really don't want to take the risk and possibly lose everything I have done in the past year or so.. I have tried: I have tried all of the sign in combinations that are possible. They aren't working though. I think it was caused by: Not writing down what the username and password correctly

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