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XBOX 360 not connecting to XBOX live but connecting to WiFi network

If I have a standard home Broadband connection, in the UK, which I can connect any device to wirelessly to and it appears to connect OK, and no websites appear to be blocked, but my XBOX 360 connects ...
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Downloading DLC on XBL with a Silver account?

I purchased the Season Pass along with Borderlands 2 when it first came out. Since then my Xbox-live service has ended and I don't see myself paying for more anytime soon. Will I still be able to ...
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When do games become available on “Games on Demand”?

I want to purchase NFS:Most Wanted through xbox live, however NFS:MW is not available there. When should I expect it to be available on "Games on Demand" ? Do games have a generic time duration before ...
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Do you have to use all four accounts right away for Xbox Live Gold family memberships?

I checked Microsoft's FAQ for the Xbox live gold family pack, and browsed on here for a little while, but can't seem to find the answer to my question. My wife and I both have Xbox consoles, and I ...
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When are local licenses assigned?

Xbox Marketplace purchases come with two licenses: system and local. Respectively, you can use the purchase wherever you're logged in with your gamertag ("system"), or with any gamertag on the ...
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How can I get two Xbox 360's to be in “open nat” mode behind the same router?

I have two Xbox 360's, one WiFi and the other wired through the same Linksys E3000 router with DD-WRT (v24-sp2 (04/13/11) std-usb-nas firmware). Mine (the wired one, though hers has been wired in ...
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Can't access Xbox LIVE in GTA IV

I have an xbox360 and every time I play Grand Theft Auto IV and the go to multiplayer, it says "your gamer profile does not have the correct permissions to access Xbox LIVE functionality". I have ...
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xbox360 250gb slim, wont connect to the internet

I am from California, I am visiting family in Connecticut for the holidays. It being a long vacation I decided to bring my xbox, and all works fine with it except it will not connect to the internet, ...
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Can I convert an Xbox LIVE Family Pack back into an individual XBL Gold account?

You can merge two LIVE Gold accounts into one Family Pack easily, but is there a way to dissolve the family and get those months back for an individual/single/solitary account (even if for just one)? ...
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How can I change my Xbox LIVE Gold Family primary account?

The leader of your Xbox LIVE Gold Family pack is the "primary" account, who sets the rights/privileges for the other family user accounts. I want to make another account the primary, but am finding no ...
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Can everyone in an Xbox Live Family Pack access DLC etc?

I've had an Xbox Live Gold subscription for over 10 years now but, since my partner has recently moved in, I'm looking at alternatives to see how best to share games and content. I have a massive ...
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Missing characters on a xbox live card

My dog destroyed my xbox live card and it's missing 2 characters in it. Is there any way, besides just trial and error, to correctly guess some digits/letters ? I really don't want to go through the ...
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How do I contact Xbox Live Account staff via e-Mail?

I was looking for a really old account of mine on Xbox live and I found it; it has been about 7 years since it's been used and has become inactive. Now I cannot remember any info needed to access ...
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If I change my Xbox gamertag, can someone take the old name?

After paying the $10 to rename your account, does the old gamertag point to the new gamertag, or is the old name released back into the pool for anyone to claim? (Looking for something ...
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Can I transfer my Xbox 360 content licenses to another gamertag/account?

I know that I can transfer licenses between Xbox 360 consoles (say, if replacing a broken console), but is there any way to transfer (permanently move) licenses/ownership from one gamertag to another ...
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How do I figure out how old my XBox Live account is?

Microsoft announced that the oldest Xbox live accounts get Xboxes, I don't think I qualify, but how do I determine how long I've been a member?
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Effect of Xbox player reviews?

What effect does an xbox player review have on the reviewed player - does their rep or gamerscore change? Do they see the submitted review?
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Does the other person know that you have blocked them in xbox live?

I occasionally get abusive messages on xbox, if my opponent deems that I have had a lucky win on Fifa for instance. I tend to just block them, but does the other user know that I have blocked them, or ...
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How do I move save data from the hard disk to the cloud?

In the past I have saved games to the hard disk, but now that the Xbox has the option to save game data to a cloud based service I am considering using this instead, as I would like to ensure that in ...
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Can others see my email address?

After the recent dashboard update, I see that the email address linked to my XBox live account flashes across the top right of my dashboard, alternative with my Online Friends/Messages/Gamerscore and ...
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Regarding Access to XBOX Live and Marketplace with Silver Access

I currently have a silver account for XBOX 360 Live. As well as a few games that are asking for "season passes" for access to their DLC and the like. My question is, do I need to subscribe to the ...
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Purchasing an Xbox live family pack [closed]

Is the only place to purchase a gold family pack through xbox.com? I've looked through multiple sites and see one, three and 12 month subscription cards for an individual gold membership but ...
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What can I do with Xbox Gold?

When I unlock achievements on Xbox LIVE, I get rewarded with Gold. Here is an example of Gold giving achievements in Wordament worth 10-20G: Collectively, from different games, they accumulate on ...
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How can I see who owns a particular Xbox game?

For example, I want to buy Portal 2. When I look up Portal 2 on Steam, it tells me which of my friends already own it, which is tremendously helpful. As far as I can tell, there's no easy way to do ...
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What are the birthday rewards for Xbox Live's “MyAchievements” promotion?

This week, Xbox Live released their promotion thing that turns achievement points into direct benefits per tier. Each tier says you get a "A Special Gift* during your birthday month." Does anyone have ...
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Can I update offline earned Xbox360 achievements to Live without recovering my gamertag? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I recover my offline lost achievements and saved games? About 4 years ago I connected to Xbox Live for the first time. I attained around 4000G before my family ...
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Must I have an active XBox Live Gold account to get the pre-order bonus for Borderlands 2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I get my preorder bonuses? Do you need to have an active XBox Live Gold account to get the pre-order bonus for Borderlands 2?
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How can I change verification email on Xbox Live?

I went to cancel automatic Gold subscription renewal (a sad moment in my life to be sure), and Microsoft emailed me a confirmation code that I had to copy/paste into a form to confirm the ...
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Can XBox Live points be used by any player on same console?

I mistakenly put Xbox Live points on my profile and want my son to be able to use the points. He has Xbox Live Gold, I have Xbox Live free. We are on the same console.
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How can I recover my offline lost achievements and saved games?

Some years ago I logged in XBox Live for first time in my XBox, for some reasons I stopped using it in Live and only played offline. One day I recovered my gamertag in a friend's console, but that was ...
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Lost connection to XBox Live

When I test my internet connection it says that everything is up and running. However, when I go to sign in it says that my XBox Live connection has been lost and asks me if I want to test my ...
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Am I going to lose access to cloud storage when my gold membership expires?

I currently have an Xbox Live gold membership, and I am uploading all my saved games to the Xbox 360 cloud storage. According to this article you need a gold membership to use cloud storage. What I ...
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Can I play GTA IV's multiplayer with a different disc (DLC / original game) than my friend?

Let's say I have GTA IV (the original game) and my friend has a copy of The Ballad of Gay Tony or The Lost and the Damned. Can we play multiplayer together? Or what if I have one of the DLC discs, ...
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Do I have to pay sales taxes on earned Microsoft Live Points?

On http://rewards.xbox.com/earn/ I have many ways to earn points for doing some specific action. When I use these points to purchase an item from XBOX live will I be charged a sales tax? Or are earned ...
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Are Games for Windows Live games registered to a Gamertag, or a Windows Live ID?

My Xbox 360 Gamertag, cptsupermrkt, is registered with/attached to the Windows Live account, myhotmailaccount@hotmail.com. I bought Arkham City on the PC. To even play the game, I must register my ...
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What do percentages mean on a BF3 server description?

I am a bit behind the curve, and just started playing BF3. I played BFBC2, and liked it, and enjoy what I see so far in BF3. The new server setup confuses me though. Since it appears that there are ...
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I have XBOX Live but on MW3 my guest can't play?

I've played Modern Warfare 3 before with a guest and I redeemed my code just an hour before. It just keeps on saying "Can't sign in" and it's really annoying - can anyone help?
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How do I allow family members to purchase their own Microsoft points on my Xbox Live family plan?

I pay for a family plan and it has my girlfriend and her sister on it. I would like to know if it is possible to allow them to purchase their own Microsoft points that they can use themselves. Right ...
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Why does Reach only let my friends/party members talk to me?

So, I often play Doubles in Reach, and when I do play, I always play with the same friend. When we're sitting in the pre-game lobby, none of the players (other than my friend) have a mic on my ...
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“Recover” broken games on Xbox?

My Xbox 360 lagged, i gave it a little slap which brought the disc out. Now the game, which happens to be fifa 12 is scratched and unplayable. I tried repairing it but failed and made things worse for ...
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Options for playing Xbox Live on a strict public internet connection

I'm going to be working/living a facility with ridiculous internet security for a few months. Does anyone know how I can still play on Xbox Live? Is there a mobile hotspot capable of supporting XBL, ...
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I don't remember my Live ID

I have an old xbox360 and my account is there. I want to download my account on the new black Xbox360. The thing is, I don't remember the email associated with that gamertag. How can I get it?
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Is Xbox Live needed to save progress in Your Shape Fitness Evolved?

I don't have Xbox Live and every time I start the game Your Shape Fitness Evolved it says it can't connect to Xbox, so it can't save. Is there a way to save in Your Shape Fitness Evolved without an ...
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How does Xbox Live Gamertag recovery affect my achievements?

My Xbox 360 broke one day while I was not connected to Xbox Live. I recovered my Gamertag on my friend's Xbox 360 while connected to Xbox Live. I then earned a couple of achievements on his Xbox 360 ...
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Xbox says I have to sign in on Xbox Live but I don't have or want an Xbox Live account

My Xbox 360 says Your console can't conncect to Xbox Live. Do you want to exit the session and test connections?. I don't have Xbox Live and don't want it. I just want to sign in on my profile and ...
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Can I save Kinect game progress without internet?

When my Xbox 360 is not connected to the Internet, for certain Kinect games I am only able to log in using guest mode. Thus I am unable to save game progress. Every time I play again I start from ...
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How can I perform an arbitrary search in the Xbox YouTube app?

Admittedly I haven't played with the Xbox YouTube app much. I looked through various tabs and menus and could not find a way to perform a keyword search. Is there a way?
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So what's the catch with XBox live family memberships?

I was thinking today that my father, my brother, and in fact various family members, all have XBox live accounts. I'm aware there is some type of discount for purchasing a family account, and I'm ...
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Can Mass Effect 2 Saves and DLC be used on multiple Xboxes with the same Live Profile?

I have one XBox 360 in my house, and plan to buy a second console for my office (across the country). I'm playing Mass Effect 2 (using Cloud Storage for Saves). I've bought all of the DLC and thus ...
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Where can I check what Xbox 360 console is linked to my Windows Live account?

A few years ago I set up my Xbox 360 with xbox.com to be able to purchase and download things directly to the console from the website. That console has since red-ringed and was replaced under ...