Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Signing into Xbox inside games

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    Signing into Xbox inside games

    Hi all, new to the forum but really hoping someone can help me with this strange problem I have been at it for days and still no further on.

    I have windows 8 Pro installed on my laptop. Everything is working fine and I can sign into the Xbox app and see my gamer profile and recent games etc with no problem. However, when I download any game that has the option to sign in and use my Xbox ID, it downloads fine, launches and then when signing into my Xbox account asks fist if I want to install this item? (please see screenshot)
    Click image for larger version
    If I click on Install it tries to sign in and then says:
    You own this item
    Your purchase wasn't completed because you already own Activate your game. (please see screenshot below)
    Click image for larger version

    I have tried everything I can think of.
    I have un-installed and re-installed the game.
    I have checked time-zone settings etc in my Xbox Live ID
    I have tried other games like Minesweeper etc. they all do the same.

    Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I am at my wits end trying to solve this.

    Thanks in advance.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 1,127
    Windows 8.1 Pro

    what game are you trying?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro

    I have tried with several games, TapTails, Minesweeper, Pinball FX, they all do exactly the same.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Posts : 1
    Windows 7 & Windows 8

    I have a different issue. I click on the 'Games' tile, there it tells me 'Sign into your account to view achievments...'. It doesnt tell me how to sign in though. Can anyone tell me how to do that? Thanks!
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Signing into Xbox inside games
Related Threads
can you use a joystick controller for Xbox games on windows 8.1 and if so what controller do I buy? :confused: I"m kinda new to xbox on pc and am not sure what controllers the games will work with ...
I have downloaded some basic games like Solitaire, Mah Jong, and Freecell. Every time I run them, the app tries to communicate with my Xbox. It just happens that I don't own an Xbox. Is there any way I can configure the games so they don't try this rather futile communication?
Xbox Music and Games in Software and Apps
So I created a playlist in xbox music and now I want to delete it. When I right click it, it gives me the option to delete it and nothing happens. I've forced closed the app by dragging the top. I've deleted every song in there and went to delete it and didn't work. How can I delete it?
MSFT reported pretty good earning this quarter. Wish they would report unit sales on Windows 8. Source: Inside Microsoft's FQ3 Earnings: Windows 8, and the Xbox Money Machine
Hi all, I just installed Windows 8 Pro onto my Dell Inspiron Duo. I've got a weird problem with the Games app. My avatar is grayed out and when I click on "View Profile" it tells me "Cannot connect to Xbox. Please try again later." The confusing bit is that I am signed in, no problems, with a...
Hi All - I was under the impression that the Games App on my Windows 8 Pro desktop and on my Surface would work in a similar fashion to my windows 8 phone's game app. Whereas all games are located and tracked in the app. Unless I'm missing something the Games App in Windows 8 only tracks and...
Solved XBox live games in Gaming
Don't understand what the error message means. Please enlighten me. 6446 Hope you can see the screenshot. t-4-2
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook