I'm sure this has been asked a hundred times but I can't find anything useful in searches. I had an old gamer profile (this one I'm using to type in this forum) and I did not connect my X-Box to the internet for a long time. For some reason, at some point my profile on my X-Box disappeared so I just created a new one, not thinking there would be such infernal complications with doing so.
Now I need to connect to live but it won't let me associate my email and sign up for my new account because the old one still exists. I can't use the old account because all my new games require my new account in order to continue. I'm not going to make a new email account because I use this one and I'm not going to switch because of a stupid quirk in X-Box.
So how do I delete the old account to free up the email address to use on my new account?