Changing Gamertag Error - Non existent Gamertag Unavailable

Hi,

I'm trying to change my gamertag, but when I try and change it, it says the gamertag is in use.  But, I can send a friend request to it and it doesn't actually exist. I don't know what the problem is!

Help?

 

Thanks,

AmercanPsycho

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 7 Applies to:

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It's probably a Zune account or Games for Windows account.. If you can't use it, it's taken.

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Ugh. I had the same question.

That pisses me off.

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Since I can't edit that for some reason, I have to add a new post.

There's no way these tags are taken. I entered random numbers and letters for a solid fifteen minutes and they were all "taken."

There's no way this isn't a bug.

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Buddy, you have just learned a cold fact about Live: just about every possible combination of characters will come up as taken.  Now to answer your post:  it doesn't matter what you think...if you are getting that message, then YOU CANNOT USE THE TAG! It is useless and just a plain waste of time to keep trying.  As pointed out, it could be on Zune or Windows Live as well.  It could also be a GT that someone made up and promtply forgot about...regardless, the system will not allow you to use.  You will just have to use something else.  

And no, it is not a bug.  The system was designed to keep multiple accounts from all using the same GT.  Supposedly, MS is going thru a process to purge GTs that have not been used in awhile so that the GTs can be reused, but there is no timetable for that.  

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Red Shift- I see what you're saying, but this GT doesn't exist and never has. The system is set up so only one person can use a gamertag, but this does seem to be glitched. I can look it up on xbox.com and it doesn't exist and on xbox it doesn't exist. Then again, maybe it is taken as a Zune or Games for Windows account. Any way I could check this?

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Not that I know of. How is it glitched?

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You don't see my point:  how do you know it never has existed?  All you can search here at GTs on Live...not Zune.  And to further complicate the matter, there are GTs that were made up and never used.  But they will also get you the "GT taken" message.

It is not a glitch.  If will take sometime to study, you will see that this question pops up every week and the answer is the same: if you are getting this message, you might as well quit fooling around with it.  Nobody can change it....here or on the support line.

You need to move on!

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So how the hell are you supposed to make a new gamertag if every single random gibberish saying or word is taken?

I've been trying to change my tag for a solid thirty minutes and I honestly can't find anything that isn't taken.

Why would Microsoft count Zune accounts toward those used for gamertags? That is quite possibly the stupidest thing I've ever heard.

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Because they're connected with the Windows Live ID. Any Microsoft service that you sign in using the WLID is connected.

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I checked Zune accounts and it didn't exist. I can't check Windows accounts, but what are the chances that someone has the username Psycho TR? I had to make it Psy TR for now :[

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