Random or Wrong Gamertag tied to Windows Account

So, I recently got Windows 8.  When I fired up Pinball FX 2 for the first time, I got a request from Windows to allow PFX2 to link to my Xbox Live account.  Since I don't own one, I clicked "Yes", assuming that I would be asked to create one.  Instead, I somehow got logged into this "JulianFob91" account.  I don't know who this Julian Fob is, or how I got linked to this gamertag via my Microsoft account, but this is NOT a gamertag I created.  There doesn't seem to be any kind of history on the account.  

What's going on here?  Can I change the Gamertag, at least, so it's something remotely close to my name?  Is there some other place I need to go to fix the problem?

This is very confusing.

Thanks for your responses.

 

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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 81 Applies to:

Whenever you join/create a Microsoft Account they give you a random gamertag that you can change. It's because you need a handle, but they can't call you by your real name or email for security purposes. If there's a gamerscore or something than maybe you let a friend, sibling, whoever use your email for their gamertag on an xbox. The random gamertags you can change, if it's a situation where it was loaned and they used the 1 free gamertag change then you'll have to pay 80 MS Points or $10 US.

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

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Hey, great!  I've been poking around, but haven't found my way to the option to change my gamertag... and pointers on where I should be looking?

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Update: I found the usual link under my account settings, but they only apply to people who own an Xbox and people who have a GFWL game installed on their PC.  Unfortunately, I have neither of those right now.  I'll try installing one later and see if I can link my old GFWL account to my primary Microsoft account.

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WOW.  

Just figured it out.  In the Xbox Games for WIndows app, if you scroll LEFT, you'll find account controls.  LOL, now I feel kind of silly.  Learn something new every day!

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