My old empty and inactive gamertag availability

Many years ago I create my first gamertag joshdigit linked for MS account that I don't remember. But I remember that I've closed this MS account as no needed (as I thought), some years ago). This gamertag was created for GFWL. And it's still inactive and empty from creation date to now.

So, can I get this gamertag for my new account? Who can help me with this issue?

 

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well since games for windows live is still in service

you will have to do two name changes

one to free the name and then to use it

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Hi there,

as far as I know, if the gamertag still exists(and connected to that deleted MS account) you won't be able to use it. Because there is no way to disconnected it from the old and delete MS account.

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What chance that MS remove this gametag for inactivity and it will be available again?

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whenevet games for windows expires.your better off doing the name change

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Account deletion for inactivity is rare

Best to take the advice of ngocphi

Follow this link to find out how to change it:

support.xbox.com/.../switch-gamertag-to-different-microsoft-account

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Many similar questions but no answers :(

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hello there

i recommend you make a new name for the account

as even though you deleted the account, its still linked to some other stuff and cannot be reused

names like J0ShDiGit with wierd capitals can also be already taken up

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Now I have three gamertags (joshdigit, Josh Digit UA, Josh Digit Live) but I have access for only last one. 1st and 2nd just "lost in space" with removed and forgotten emails. Merging all of these accounts would be the best solution. Pipedream :(

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Why it doesn't work as well as in Steam?

Login (gamertag) for Sign In

Email for Sign Up and Recovery

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are you trying toi sign into steam games for windows live?

that would be why

if you want to recover those accounts you have to goto accounts,live.com and fill out the password reset form

if you didn't keep your personal info upto date thats your issue

 

it is not impossible to recover an inactive windows live id

 

you just need to fill in the password reset form

it does not matter if the original email is gone or you dont have access to it

 

they ask you for a new contact email and if you pass validation you can get the windows live id back

 

i helped many padawans with the windows live id validation form

unless you used random info you have a high chance of recovering it

you just gotta answer truthfully

 

and if you used fake info your memory  can only help you there

 

 

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