I just got a new Xbox around Christmas and have been playing offline since then. I had previously owned an Xbox about 4 years ago, but it red ringed to death and I had been away from console gaming since then. I just signed up for Xbox live recently mainly to download patches, but also with the intent to return to online gaming sometime in the future (I currently just have a silver account). Apparently, I must have created an account associated with my hotmail account many years ago, likely when I was looking into warranties with my previously mentioned Xbox woes. Now that I am back to using my Xbox, I was curious if I would be able to merge the profile I have been using since Christmas with the one that was created years ago (which I am posting under), mainly since it is the email account that I actually check. If this is not possible could I just create a new email account and associate it with the profile I actually use?