1. Kadin Lucas's Avatar
    Hi,
    So on my friends xbox 360 years and years ago I made my xbox live account and linked it to my email. I chose a stupid bloody name and so wanted to change it. I thought this would be easy enough, or even as a preference to just delete the xbox account and then create a new one to my hotmail/live account.
    On searching for ages on forums it seems that you can't delete xbox live gamer tags, and I just don't get why the heck not. Also if I want to change it I have to be on an xbox console which I don't have... the stupid xbox account always shows up on my windows phone 8.

    So is there anyway to change this? or is this still something that Microsoft hasn't fixed. Not being able to delete an account is pretty basic stuff.
    09-23-2013 05:27 PM
  2. pavvento's Avatar
    AFAIK changes can only be made through the Xbox. I'm not sure why this is.
    09-23-2013 05:52 PM
  3. gsquared's Avatar
    "or is this still something that Microsoft hasn't fixed."

    Maybe they do not feel it is broken. Maybe we do not feel it is broken either for that matter. I could probably throw a rock in any direction and hit someone with an XBox 360.
    09-24-2013 07:54 AM
  4. ncxcstud's Avatar
    I'm just throwing this out there but....,

    Couldn't you just go use your friends XBOX 360 for 10 minutes to do this?
    09-24-2013 08:25 AM
  5. HeyCori's Avatar
    You have been able to change XBL gamertag names for quite some time now.

    Change Xbox Live Gamertag | Change Games for Windows LIVE Gamertag | Xbox Live Change Gamertag - Xbox.com
    09-24-2013 10:39 AM
  6. WPmunkey's Avatar
    OP you can't delete Apple IDs either so it's not a Microsoft conspiracy or something. You can try to change the account emails to free up your email address from the system. Then you can create a new account with that email.

    A word of caution, I had to wait like 30 or maybe 90 days for the change to apply for some security reason when I changed mine.
    09-24-2013 10:59 AM
  7. Keith Wallace's Avatar
    The problem is that it's $10 to change your tag. You could create a fake Yahoo account, change your crappy tag to that e-mail, then make a new account for the e-mail you want to keep.
    09-24-2013 01:03 PM

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