Possible to rescue games from an old account?

This used to be my secondary account. It was created on a machine that no longer exists. It has a bunch of XBLA games on it that were also bought and downloaded pn a machine that no longer exists.

Is it possible to go Gold, download the games and then cancel gold? Would the games still be playable with my main xbox live account on the new xbox?

Or maybe is it possible to transfer ownership of the games to my main account?

Or the only way I'll have to play those games is to go Gold and stay Gold?

Any way to check which games I own? :P It's been really long, since 2007.

Thanks in advance. :)

 

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Last updated July 4, 2018 Views 2 Applies to:

Providing you can log in with the purchasing account, then you need not be Gold to get your games back.

 

You can set them up to download by logging into the site with the purchasing account and going here to add the items to your download queue LINK Once you've done that simply log-in with the same account on your console and the downloads should start.

 

If for some reason the site is playing up, as it seems to be recently you can set-up the downloads from your console as well. Simply go to the My Xbox Channel and select your Avatar with A. Now move to the Account Management tab and select the Manage Account option. Here go to the bottom option of Download History where you can queue up the items.

 

If when viewing Active Downloads (Guide button, Marketplace blade, Active Downloads) you get the message "Assigned to Another Console" simply Press Y to Download All Items and make your current console the default for downloads.

 

Hopefully I haven't worn you out with all that and I wish you the best with your games.

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One other note: To play the re-downloaded games on all gamertags on the new console, you will need to perform a license transfer: www.xbox.com/drm

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Thanks so much voteDC! It worked just like you said, downloaded all my games and add-ons. :)

And wow! Thanks jawest78! Because otherwise I would have the games stuck on a silver account and no way to play online. Thanks!

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Glad to hear you've got all your stuff as well Turt. Many happy gaming hours to you.

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