Switching xbox accounts


I have seen a lot of people having this issue on the net, but ive been unable to fully understand the steps that are needed to resolve it, i think mainly because im trying to do something slightly differant than normal :)

I have had an xbox 360 for a number of years, and have recently got a wireless adaper and am planning to get xbox live.

During the interveening years, I have had an xbox live account that is linked to my main email address at hotmail, but now I am wanting to link my offline 360 account to my hotmail account.

I have looked on xbox support and have seen the following item:


I have no link to the gamertag for my current xbox live account, so all i want to do is sever any link with my current account to my hotmail address and then link my offline 360 account to my hotmail address, thus giving me a new xbox live account.

I'm thinking all i need to do is to create a new microsoft account i.e. *** Email address is removed for privacy *** and link this to my current xbox live account, this should then free up my hotmail account so I can then link it to my offline account, but im having a bit of a blonde/senior moment and cannot make this 100% in my head 


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Last updated July 5, 2018 Views 4 Applies to:

I think it might be easier to create a brand new email. Or just follow the steps in the link you posted

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