Windows Live to Xbox Live questions

So here's the scenario: I have a Games for Windows Live account, and I have an Xbox profile that doesn't have Live, but I've been playing Halo: Reach on it and have unlocked a bunch of achievements and gear.  Can I buy Xbox Live on my Xbox profile and then link it to my pre-existing Games for Windows Live account without losing all the stuff I've unlocked? If so, do the accounts have to be the same name?  Thanks!


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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 0 Applies to:

Your Windows Live account is the source behind all of your other Microsoft accounts.  Therefore, your Games for Windows gamertag will be the same as your Xbox Live gamertag because they are under the same Windows Live ID.  Only 1 Gamertag can be associated with a Windows Live ID at one time, so if you buy Xbox Live for that account it will apply to all, you won't lose any Games for Windows unlockables.  The accounts are the same name.

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