Gamertag issues(Not sure if correct section)

Recently i had changed my old gamertag to put said gamertag onto my new account, but when i tried to make it on my new account it says this gamertag is in use. This was a matter of 1 minute, so i call Xbox, they say wait 1 hour, still doesnt work, its been a few days and yes, still does not work. I have checked every variation and the account is not in use or remade. What im wondering is if it has gotten corrupt and stuck and can never be made again?

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 0 Applies to:

When you change a gamertag, said tag does not immediately free up for use on another account. There is a time frame where that old tag cannot be used. So your old tag may not be available for some time before it can be used again as MS does not give the time frame on when they release these tags for use

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I've heard it can take anywhere from 24 hours to 45 days for the gamertag to be freed up for use. Unfortunately there's no way to know exactly when it will be available to use again.

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I have heard this as well, but the same instance has happend with a friend and after months his gamertag has never came available. Everytime i have changed my gamertag in the past the gamertag has became available instantly(except for this).

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MS releases gamer tags in waves. There's no way to tell when the tag will become available. I can only advise to try everyday.

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You'll just have to wait

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