Is there any way to delete an account?

I'd like to use the name of this account on my main one so I'd like to know if there is a way to delete this account or, failing that,  get the name of this account changed to anything else (without purchasing a name change for this AND my main)?

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 1 Applies to:

It says 'You need to cancel any paid services or Microsoft Points account associated with your Microsoft account.'. I have no paid services or points on the account.

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> or, failing that,  get the name of this account changed to anything else (without purchasing a name change for this AND my main)?

 

That's the way to go. Background info: There are three email addresses in the Xbox system for every account.

 A) The Microsoft Account, also known as the Windows Live ID, which is used to sign in at websites and download the profile to the Xbox. There's only one Microsoft Account for every Gamertag, and only one Gamertag for every Microsoft Account. . You can check on your console with Settings | Account | --> --> Account Security | fib and say you have a new addresse ready | and your current Microsoft Account addresse will appear at right. You change it there, as well, once you make a new one at http://signup.live.com

 

 B) The alternate email address is where password reset messages go. You can see that at http://account.live.com/summarypage.aspx and change that by selecting Edit Security Info there or at https://account.live.com/ManageAssocIds?MSPPError=-2147217396

 

 C) The billing contact email address is where billing statements go. You can see & change that at http://xbox.com/accounts by choosing Billing Contact Information or on the console with Settings | Account --> --> Account Security | Billing Information

 

B & C can be the same. Ideally, A should not be B or C but that often happens.

 

You make the first change of your Microsoft Account addresse today; then the second change can be done in 30 days. https://support.xbox.com/en-US/billing-and-subscriptions/account-management/manage-microsoft-account#055076900e724ba7bd988bd7d8dcd341 gives more info on the process.

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No. Unless you've already used your 1 free gamertag change on the one you are using. Even if you manage to close the account to the named account, your active one is going to require you to pay for the name change.
 If there are any MS Points on the account those need to be spent. Call support to see if you have any outstanding bills or something.  If you do have a bill and don't want to pay it you have to wait like 4 months from when it was written off for it to free again. Which doesn't sound like a problem since you don't play on it.

I AM NOT A MICROSOFT EMPLOYEE NOR FORUM MODERATOR. However I do know a lot about acct recovery.

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the answer i would say would be the best for this situation would be to maybe add just another letter to the gamertag or change one of the letters to a number such as a 7 for the T or a 4 for the A that way you still can have the same gamertag in appearance but it would be unique instead.

I reccommend this because there won't be a way to free up this current gamertag without already changing it and closing the account won't work if there is even 1 microsoft point on the account so if you have like 20 or something small like that you would need to spend them first before you can close the account but the problem with that is your current balance needs to be divisible by 80, if its not you will be left over with like 10 or 20 points or so which chan't be spent until you add more points to make it divisible by 80.

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https://account.live.com go there and 'Close' your account, that should free up the gamertag for you to then buy a name change on your other account.

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Amatsutenchi you are a smarter person than I. @Arktri he's right. Best answer too.

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