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Change Games for Windows GamerTag

Postby geekyadz » Sun May 03, 2015 9:43 am

If like me you do not have a Xbox 360 or above and want to change your gamer tag, I bet every Microsoft site points to you saying that you need a console to do it.

I, however, have found different information so I'm going to share it here, but bad news microsoft: you don't! What you do need is a game thats already installed and some Microsoft Points (note: these are being phased out! you need 800 of them so buy 1000 for a £10 in round figures)

The following assumes that you already have a GFWM/GFWL game downloaded and installed (and it may not even work!) eg GTA4 (in my case, purchased from steam but still uses GFWM)

Find and install the latest Games for Windows Marketplace (please note: this was Games for Windows Live, I dare say that this will change again knowing MS and their...).

Go into the game and load the new GFWM, press Home to open GFWM, click on your profile and it should give you the option to change your tag.

Now, time for me to get some MS points.....
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Re: Change Games for Windows GamerTag

Postby diezil » Sun May 03, 2015 12:31 pm

Its all on the xbox support pages mate ;)

http://support.xbox.com/en-GB/my-accoun ... ve-profile
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Re: Change Games for Windows GamerTag

Postby geekyadz » Sun May 03, 2015 12:36 pm

diezil wrote:Its all on the xbox support pages mate ;)

http://support.xbox.com/en-GB/my-accoun ... ve-profile

Wasn't obvious to me cos I spent the best part of a hour searching for it
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Re: Change Games for Windows GamerTag

Postby diezil » Sun May 03, 2015 12:41 pm

It never is when Microsoft is concerned lol, I've always said they are the stupidest smart people on the planet haha, they've always confused things when it comes to anything XBox lol
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Re: Change Games for Windows GamerTag

Postby geekyadz » Sun May 03, 2015 12:43 pm

Indeed, hence this post to try and help others out
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