Gamertag problem

Hi everyone,

I just got my XBox, so if this is a stupid question I apologize in advance :P

I created my profile, with my preferred gamertag "Name"

I then signed up for XBox live, and it changed my gamertag to "AlternateName"

When I try to change it back, it says that I can't use "name" gamertag, however when I try to find out if it is in use I get the following error:

"Your request could not be completed at this time. This gamertag is not valid."
Now I may have created this profile on a friend's XBox, but I don't think it was as an Xbox Live account.  "Name" is quite unique so I doubt anyone else has it...
At any rate, is there any way that I can use this gamertag that I want?  Is it already in use?
Any help is appreciated :)
 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 0 Applies to:

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Sorry I wasn't as clear as I meant to be.

I put "name" as a generic placeholder.  The actual gamertag I'm trying to sign up with is "EvilDH" which I use for most of my online stuff, being pretty unique I've never seen it used anywhere else.

But when I try to find that profile, it comes up with the error I posted above.  Is there any reason why it wouldn't let me use if it doesn't appear to be in use?

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[quote user="ManifoldPack1"]The actual gamertag I'm trying to sign up with is "EvilDH"[/quote]That name is taken too.  http://live.xbox.com/en-AU/MyXbox/Profile?Gamertag=Evil%20DH

You may notice that the gamertag I showed was "Evil<space>DH", while the name you were after was "EvilDH" (no space).  Xbox Live does not recognize the difference in the two, and considers them both to be the same thing.

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I Have a question , I have had the gamertag " nX ReMeDy " but before that i had the Gamertag " ReMeDy o " i want to change my gamertag back to the name but someone as it already. But that person does not play on the account at all, and there is a few more gamertags like that and i want to change it. But people have the names and do not play on it at all. I would like to know if theres a way i can get it ...

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[quote user="nX ReMeDy"]

I Have a question , I have had the gamertag " nX ReMeDy " but before that i had the Gamertag " ReMeDy o " i want to change my gamertag back to the name but someone as it already. But that person does not play on the account at all, and there is a few more gamertags like that and i want to change it. But people have the names and do not play on it at all. I would like to know if theres a way i can get it ...

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No, there is no way to get it. Some of them might have been taken up on other Microsoft sevices such as Zune.

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[quote user="nX ReMeDy"]I Have a question , I have had the gamertag " nX ReMeDy " but before that i had the Gamertag " ReMeDy o " i want to change my gamertag back to the name but someone as it already. But that person does not play on the account at all, and there is a few more gamertags like that and i want to change it. But people have the names and do not play on it at all. I would like to know if theres a way i can get it ...[/quote]That gamertag was last online about a week ago, playing CoD: Black Ops.  I don't that's "not playing on the account at all".

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Hmm I hadn't considered looking for Evil<space>DH... That's disappointing but I suppose nothing can be done

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