Home Gaming Migrating Xbox Gamertags is a mess, and a problem for Windows 10


  1. Was to be expected… Nothing never really works like its meant to when it first releases.


    • Farseli

      August 5, 2015 at 04:25

      Actually the issue of migrating a GT from an old account to a new Microsoft Account has been around for years and Microsoft doesn’t seem to care about improving it. My GT is on an email, lets call it xxx@hotmail.com. I made this in middle school and only use it for things I think will be spammy and this GT of course. I currently log in to both of my Windows 10 devices using a Microsoft account on yyy@hotmail.com and if I try to play any games from the Microsoft Store the system will make a GT for yyy@hotmail.com (requiring me to make zzz@hotmail.com and pull our my 360 to transfer this unwanted GT over to zzz@hotmail.com).

      If I want to play any of these games at my GT I need to log in to my computer using xxx@hotmail.com even though this email is deprecated for me. I can’t transfer the GT to yyy@hotmail.com because I have made purchases with this Microsoft account (including my Surface Pro 3 which I intended to play Store games on…so in doing so made it so I can’t without frustration.)


  2. ImTheMetalLord

    July 30, 2015 at 13:28

    OK I get it. Alessandro likes to write negative things about MS. Go for it buddy. You obviously have no idea what you are talking about and do very little research and get paid to write your crap articles.


    • Alan Wake

      July 30, 2015 at 13:30

      Thank you, thank god I’m not the only one to see this article has so much logic fail


      • Dutch Matrix

        July 30, 2015 at 14:02

        Hey, @imthemetallord:disqus you and @disqus_owa8hKF5Io:disqus forgot to upvote your lover Alan Wake. Come on! Show some support! Don’t just fuck and run! That’s rude!


        • Alan Wake

          July 30, 2015 at 14:18

          What ???


          • MakeItLegal

            July 30, 2015 at 18:05

            dont fuck and run…apply some lube , logic or condoms to said part , then with manners…upvote

    • Raptor Gilbert

      July 31, 2015 at 14:00

      Well in his picture he’s clearly sucking on a PlayStation piece of hardware.


  3. Richard Lane

    July 30, 2015 at 13:35

    You are an idiot this article never should have been published.


  4. 0 to 100

    July 30, 2015 at 13:53



  5. Geoffrey Tim

    July 30, 2015 at 14:04

    Stop sucking. Make a new gmail account, migrate everything to there.


  6. ShowanW

    July 30, 2015 at 14:13

    Who allowed this idiocy to be posted. So it’s Microsoft fault for the horrid decisions you’ve made?…

    Thanks Obama…/s


    • Guest

      July 30, 2015 at 16:01

      It’s an Obamanation.


  7. Brady miaau

    July 30, 2015 at 14:46

    On the other hand, I have always been extremely impressed at MS’s ability to keep my home and business seperate on the same login. Very cool.

    I use my bank card on Xbox Live, company bank card on MSDN and so forth, all with the same account AND company has no idea about Xbox Live.

    “Stop sucking. Make a new gmail account, migrate everything to there.” – yeah, see that.

    As an opinion piece, ok, but perhaps a different angle would have been better received


  8. Guest

    July 30, 2015 at 16:01

    I don’t know what you’re doing, but I’ve seen many people migrating over to Windows 10 without any issues and looking at the comments, the problem is clearly on your side.


  9. MakeItLegal

    July 30, 2015 at 18:04

    I’d ask why, but I’d be wasting my breath

    you are kurt kobain


    • MakeItLegal

      July 30, 2015 at 18:04

      as a compliment man , 🙂


  10. MakeItLegal

    July 30, 2015 at 18:08

    so much HATE….niggas please if you had something to say you would be up here , putting yourself out for the world to see ( good and bad ) these twats bringing you down are all KEY BOARD HEROES , and shitty ones at that @disqus_iEVKr8OCZQ:disqus @disqus_owa8hKF5Io:disqus , please if you guys are gana be dicks , try to pretend to have a girlfriend before you come out here with those virgin views


  11. Raptor Gilbert

    July 31, 2015 at 13:59

    You can always log into your Xbox live account into your PC and use the mail app for your email. Problem solved


  12. Farseli

    August 5, 2015 at 03:13

    This is something I’m still struggling with. I made a new email address for professional things and my old email used with my gamertag just gets tons of spam. Unfortunately I also bought a Surface Pro 3 from the Microsoft Store using my professional email. I’ve been trying to get this gamertag over there and until that happens I can’t play anything in the store when logged into my computer without it making a gamertag for this email. I don’t want some new one, I want my actual one moved over to this email and they just seem unable to get this right.


  13. lygamnt

    August 10, 2015 at 18:03

    I have used the same Hotmail account since before Xbox Live was a thing. Why is it so hard to make an account and use it for everything Microsoft. I do have 2 Hotmail accounts only one is used for MS services Xbox Live, Office etc etc.


  14. DrKiller

    September 10, 2015 at 16:22

    Still don’t understand why people have multiple email addresses… Just have one to rule the world!


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