1. tlo07's Avatar
    Ok I don't like the gamertag I chose when I opened my free account with XBox Live. The only instructions I can find change it using the XBox, which I won't even have until Christmas time (buying one for my son). I want to get my account straightened up and ready in anticipation of that SUPER SWEET Lumia 920 I'm planning to snag. Any way to change the gamertag using your computer instead of the XBox console?

    Thanks!
    09-30-2012 10:57 AM
  2. GoodThings2Life's Avatar
    Ok I don't like the gamertag I chose when I opened my free account with XBox Live. The only instructions I can find change it using the XBox, which I won't even have until Christmas time (buying one for my son). I want to get my account straightened up and ready in anticipation of that SUPER SWEET Lumia 920 I'm planning to snag. Any way to change the gamertag using your computer instead of the XBox console?
    Even if you change the gamer tag at a later date, it won't affect your ability to setup your 920. :)

    Only if you changed the Microsoft Account that goes with it.
    09-30-2012 11:05 AM
  3. blehblehbleh's Avatar
    Any way to change the gamertag using your computer instead of the XBox console?

    Thanks!
    Really it all comes down to ponying up 800 MS points (~$10) to change your gamertag.

    So I believe you can either install some game that's a Games for Windows (not too sure about this so do some research) that access the Live servers and stuff like Xbox; or you can just call up the Xbox Live tech support number and tell them over the phone that you want to change your gamertag and consent to having your credit card charged; or you setup an entirely new live account with a new gamertag
    09-30-2012 01:25 PM
  4. Daniel Ratcliffe's Avatar
    Ok, these were the only instructions I was able to source

    Change Xbox Gamertag | Xbox LIVE Gamertag | Switch Xbox LIVE Gamertag - Xbox.com

    I could only find a way to do it on the console and through Games for Windows Live... But I was sure I was able to find a way to do it through Zune (btw, your Xbox Gamertag is also your Zune Social Tag, changing one changes the other)
    09-30-2012 02:51 PM
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