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xbox showing old account which i never used

  1. #1


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    WINDOWS 8 PRO 64 BIT

    xbox showing old account which i never used


    ok i will try and explain this as simple as i can .

    ok my xbox is all set up in my gmail account . but when im in games and in the xbox bit, its showing my old xbox account >@live.co.uk

    say i click games and then say fifa 13 and play on xbox it says this app is logged into ******@live.co.uk showing my account which is dead , i want it to show my main ******@gmail.com xbox account

    hope someone understood that lol

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    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    go settings menu in xbox, somewhere in there, i believe under profile you can choose which microsoft account you want to log into with your xbox
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    WINDOWS 8 PRO 64 BIT


    i can log into my xbox account fine on my xbox . im on about if i go into games on win 8 pro 32bit and then its in the 360 game store . if i click on any of the games then play on xbox it says im logged in as *****@live.co.uk , and not the *****@gmail.com that my xbox is set up in ...

    when installing win 8 i did try and enter my details as gmail but it would not allow me
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    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    i am actually having same problem, i just gave up
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    Windows 7, Windows 8 RP


    In Windows 8 are you linked to a Microsoft account? If you want a seemless experience you need to use the same Microsoft account across all your devices.
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  6. #6


    Palm Coast FLorida
    Posts : 370
    Windows 8 Pro ($39.99 upgrade)


    Quote Originally Posted by R0bR View Post
    In Windows 8 are you linked to a Microsoft account? If you want a seemless experience you need to use the same Microsoft account across all your devices.
    yes i know, xbox is saying i cant use my live.com account because it is all ready being used by someone else, how can that be.

    can an xbox account and windows 8 account login be the same, a different person each using one of the accounts
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xbox showing old account which i never used
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