Help changing Gamertag. Trying to change but it wont let me

 So Im trying to change my Gamertag to another one. And When I send a Friend Request to that Gamertag or Do anything to it it says the Gamertag does not exist. But when I try and change my Gamertag to it. It says that someone already has it. How can this be though? Please help. IT IS NOT ON ZUNE either!

 

I called Xbox Support and they say the Gamertag is available but have no idea why it wont let me change it to that gamertag

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 219 Applies to:

Check to see if the tag is there but with/without a space in it.

 

For example BeerLover and Beer Lover would be seen as the same tag.

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It is available without the space but still wont let me change it to it with the space

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Then if one exists, you aren't going to be able to use the other version sadly. Blocking what is essentially the same tag but with/without a space is Microsoft's way of preventing people impersonating others.

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I have one with the same problem that doesn't have a space but wont let me change to it.

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LOL, well most of you are partly right, here it is... When you sign up for a profile if it becomes inactive for some time the WLID can become deleted, the GT is still floating out there. XBOX will go in and clean these old GT's off of their system after so many years. the reason that you can't send a friend request is because there is no WLID attached to it. So it's in Limbo.  you will need to creat a variable of the Gt that you are wanting.   IE: MONKEYPOO  MONKIEPOO  M0NK13P00 ETC... TIL YOU FIND SOMETHING THT IS AVAIL AND not in lombo or does not ahve a WLID attached to it. Good Luck

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or its used for other live services like zune or games for windows live

zune uses gamertags but you can't friend request them

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