Is There A Way To See If The Gamertag You Want Is Being Used on Zune or Games for Windows Live?

I want to change my Gamertag, but it tells me the Gamertag I want is taken or reserved. When I search for this Gamertag it tells me it does not exist though, I know that it could be taken on services like Zune or Games for Windows Live so is there anyway to check if it is being used on a different service?

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 4 Applies to:
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I'm not sure if it still works, but you could search for people on the Zune software. I believe GFWL would just show if you were searching like you normally would for an Xbox account.

Really, there is no way to find out exactly what service the tag may be used on.

Also, the system doesn't see things like spaces as making a gamertag unique. So the tag could be in use on Xbox, but spaced differently than how you're searching for it.

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