Mysterious Gamertag Change?

Hey all i was just wondering why i can't change my Gamertag? Whenever i try and send this username a friend request, it says the name does not exist on xbox live, but if i try and change my gamertag to this username, it says it is already taken...wtf???? UNLOCK THESE GAMERTAGS XBOX!!!!!! AND HURRY UP UR PISSIN' PEOPLE OFF!

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 1 Applies to:

Zune shares the same 'gamertag' system as the 360, so just because a name isn't taken on the console does not mean it is not in use elsewhere.

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Friend requests cannot be sent to zune accounts

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maybe the tag was taken but now the account membership is over and u cant use it other than that sorry but i cant help

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Games for Windows Live and Zune use the same GT system that XBL uses. So, if the GT isn't available here, it is possible it is being used on one of the aforementioned services. You'll need to pick another GT.

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A failed friend request tells you very little. The only way to tell for sure if the gamertag you want is taken is to try to change yours to it, as you found out. It could be a difference in spacing: you are Biscuit66, so I can't have Biscuit 66 even though a friend request to the latter would fail.

 

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If you try to change or use a GT and it says it is "unavailable", then it is. Please try a different GT.

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