It's all so confusing - I'm losing the will to live.
It doesn't help that the help pages either don't exist or are so well hidden in amongst other stuff you can never find them.
1. So there's this dummy hotmail account i was told to set up that's got a gamertag with it that's just had the free month xbox gold expire on it.
2. then there's my son's gamertag with his email address and xbox free account that he uses with 2 day voucher codes for xbox gold (important we don't lose this as it's got his friends associated with it)
3. then there's my email address with a gamertag and an xbox free account that i used to register the xbox with. this we set up so it was the parent wlid account for my sons email address, but the wlid pages are impossible to find that allow me to manage my sons child settings in wlid.
I don't want my son to lose his stuff in 2.
I want to keep 3 associated with 2 as the parent account in wlid.
I want to get 3 so it sits at 1 to benefit from xbox gold that's just expired and is now silver.
I've deleted 3 off the xbox, but the xbox won't let me move the email address to 1 as it says it's already in use on the xbox. can't be as it's deleted.
the trouble with all this is you only find out afterwards that the stuff you've done was done the wrong way, and when trying to fix it, it only seems to make things worse.
why is it all so flipping complicated?