Changing Gamertag

Why do some gamertags say they do not exist on X-Box Live when I search but when I try to claim it as my new gamertag it says it is taken?

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 3 Applies to:

Because Zune & GFWL also use the GT system.

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Also it could be spaced differently than what you're searching for, but it will still count as the same gamertag. For instance if I were to look up "GamerTag" it may not come up, but "Gamer Tag" could be in use which the system would see as the same thing.

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