A service provided by Microsoft for its Xbox 360 console. It includes both free and paid services such as multiplayer gaming, digital distribution, and social network integration.

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Does xbox live gold membership stack when I purchase a new one?

I am currently have a xbox live gold membership set to expire in March 2011. However the price of xbox live is increasing to $59.99 starting November 1, 2010. If I buy a 12 month membership now at ...
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How do I cancel Xbox LIVE automatic renewal online?

Is there a way to discontinue your Xbox Live automatic monthly/annual renewal (and credit card charge) over the Web/Internet?
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Is it possible to play online with an XBox Live Silver account?

I do not own an XBox, but a friend of mine does. I recently changed my regular on-console gamer profile to an XBox Live Silver profile so that I can use my profile on any XBox. I do want to play ...
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What exactly is stored on the Xbox console, the hard drive, and Xbox Live?

Please be patient with me. I am a Mom, not a gamer. We have an Xbox 360 S with 250 GB that we are having to exchange for a new one. I have several questions. What is the difference between the 360 S ...
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How do I delete a game from my Xbox Live history?

A comment on this question says you can delete a game from your history if you have no achievements for it. I remember awhile back this was not possible, and many users did not like it because ...
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Does XBox 360 Live require a broadband connection?

My son wants an XBox 360 and insists it will work online with it's own WiFi and not use my download despite the fact that I have turned off my broadband WiFi. I think it needs an external broadband ...
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Is there any way to play Battlefield 3 multiplayer from more than one xbox 360 it's installed on?

Is there anyway to play battlefield 3 from various xbox systems just by recovering your gamertag? I hope so... Currently I am trying to play battlefield 3 on xbox 360 at work. We have in office ...
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Is my Kinect facial recognition data saved on the Xbox live cloud?

One of the new Xbox dashboard features is cloud storage for your Live profile - apparently you can download your profile to another Xbox with your points balance and friends list etc. But exactly what ...
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How long is the “temporary” account ban from bungie/Halo Reach?

Neither my friend or I have ever been banned. We got the message on his console that both of our accounts, as well as the console, had been banned from earning credits. It pointed us to view the ...
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Convert an XBox Live account to a child account?

So, I gave my autistic cousin an XBox Live card ... I had made sure to go in and change his user profile so there was no correct information in it, but what I didn't know is that he's had a couple ...
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Can I still create an account on Xbox Live for the Classic Xbox?

I recently re-purchased an old Xbox and I would like to try out Xbox Live. Can I still create an account for Xbox Live with my classic Xbox? And if so, how do I do it? I remember you used to go to a ...
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Why were my Microsoft points taken away and my money refunded?

I recently bought 1500 points from Microsoft with my credit card. I had 440 before, so then I was at 1940. I then spent 1600 on some DLC, bringing it down to 340. As usual, there was a charge on my ...
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Entering Xbox Live redeem codes online (rather than on Xbox 360 console)

Is there any way to enter those crazy 25-character alphanumeric Xbox Live redeem codes online instead of via Xbox 360 controller? I have my XBL account linked with a Microsoft Passport account, if ...
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What are the consequences of recovering my gamer tag?

I'd like to track achievements and access cloud saves tied to my Xbox live account. Id like to do this from a friends Xbox. Ive read the best way to do this is to recover the gamer tag. If I recover ...
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Can I copy an Xbox Live profile from one USB stick to another and then use each copy on a separate console?

I have two Xbox 360s (work and home), each of which I want to use on Xbox Live using the same profile. I will not ever have both connected at the same time. I am aware I can move my profile from the ...
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Are “Games on Demand” loading times faster than that of games installed from disc?

Microsoft sells "full" (non-Arcade) games on its Xbox Live Marketplace as digital downloads ("Games on Demand"). On average, are GoD loading times significantly faster than that of the disc version ...
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Xbox 360 de-friending someone

How would I go about doing this? I can't find anything useful in the Xbox 360's wonderfully informative menus.
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What happens when I remove an Xbox Live friend?

I've got some "friends" on my Xbox Live friends list who aren't really that - they're people I rarely play with and who are more "friends of friends." Unfortunately, the friends list pings me every ...
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How do I organize information between the two Xbox 360's in the same house?

Through a twist of fate, I have 2 xbox 360's to use in different rooms in my house. Let's call them "original" and "new". The question is: How do I organize information between the 2 consoles? ...
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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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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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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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What are the possible characters on an Xbox code

So, Xbox redeemable codes are 25 character case insensitive strings of letters and numbers. However, it has been suggested that not all letter/number combinations might appear (eg. 0/O). In the ...
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How can I buy an Xbox LIVE Gold membership for someone else?

We would like to give our son an XBox LIVE Gold membership. He and I both have free (silver) accounts on Xbox LIVE. Options I have found so far include: Attach our Visa card to our son's account Go ...
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2 Xbox Live accounts signed into 1 console?

I have an XBL account, have for awhile. When my nephew comes over he is always playing on my account but he has his own account at his house on his xbox. Is there a way for him to sign into his ...
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xbox live account unique to console or profile?

Me and my college friend are two noobs which just bought a xbox, before registering on xbox live I wanted to ask this: We made two profiles on console. Now for registering to xbox live, does this ...
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How do I save my Xbox Live Profile to a USB drive?

I want to take my profile and save it to a removable USB drive. How do I do this?
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Is it possible to recover a gamertag/account from a (fat) Xbox 360 with no hard drive?

When the slim 360's came out, I traded in my white 20gb model without the hard drive. I assumed that all profile/gamertag information was on the hard drive. Fast forward to today and I see that ...
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How can I store my saves in the cloud?

Is there a way to enable the cloud storage option for Skyrim saves? Other games ask me where I want my save file.
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Saving Xbox Live profile picture

Is there a way I can save the Xbox Live profile picture to a PC hard disk? I want to use it as my Gravatar.
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What is required to play online on the Xbox 360 version of Borderlands?

I've bought Borderlands and I've been playing it on my own. I'm starting to get interested in playing co-op online, but never done it before so not sure how I go about it. Do I need to do anything ...
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Will replacing stock fan ban my console?

If I replace the stock fan in my Xbox 360 with something quieter, would my console be flagged as 'modded' and hence ban my console, or live account?
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What are my options for Xbox Live with a poor Internet connection?

I work on an oil and gas rig and I have a very poor Internet connection. We use satellite Internet provided by a company called DrillCom. When I connect my Xbox with Ethernet to the DrillCom box, it ...
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Some questions regarding Xbox Live Service

I recently bought Xbox 360 with Kinect in US and brought it to India and I haven't yet created a Xbox Live account. I have some questions regarding how Xbox Live will work with regards to the ...
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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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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 ...
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Can content stored in XBOX 360 hard drive be accessed by any account?

I'm about to sell my 360 and I have some games and a lot of DLC stored in the HDD. If I remove my account from the console but keep the games/DLC will the buyer still be able to access that content?
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Swapping XBox Live GamerTags

I have a GamerTag on XBox Live that I want to change. The name I want to change it to is currently held by another account I own. What's the best way to go about doing this? Do I have to change the ...
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What happens to Completed Games list when a title is updated with new achievements?

In Xbox Home we can see all our achievements. There is also a screen called "Completed games" that shows all games that we have max. gamerscore, that is, got all achievements. So far, so good. So ...
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If I play Left 4 Dead 2 through Steam, will I still get Live achievements for it?

Since Steam has it's own achievements for the game, do they replace the Live ones or can I earn both?
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What should I do before 'transferring' an Xbox Live account to someone else?

I am selling my Xbox 360 to a friend, and I would like to give him access to the games on my Live account as well, so I just figured I would give him exclusive access to my Xbox Live profile. What ...
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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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2 xbox 360s in one house

My brother and I both want to be able to play on xbox live at the same time on the same game and different games do I need 2 gold memberships? Is there anything else I need to take into consideration? ...
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How do I recover lost achievements?

A few weeks ago my cousin recovered his Gamertag on my Xbox 360 because we were playing Xplosion Man at my place and he wanted to get the achievements. Some time after, he started playing Red Dead ...
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How do I make my account able to download “Mature”-rated games?

I have three accounts on my XBox (now it's two). The problem is the main account that I use is not the one that was made first, so when I go to download "Mature" demos it says that "this account is ...
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How do Xbox Rewards Credits convert to local currency cash?

Since dropping Microsoft Points as a currency, the Xbox Rewards program now racks up "Credits" that are converted into currency after reaching certain tiers like 5000. The FAQ says: What happened ...
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Do I keep my free Games with Gold if I cancel my Xbox Live Gold membership?

I know that I lose access to my free games if I cancel my PSN+ membership, but does it work the same way for Xbox Live Gold? Can I redownload and play the game for free on my Xbox 360 even if I cancel ...
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Can I buy the full version of Rayman Origins on XBOX Live?

Recently on XBOX I downloaded the demo for Rayman Origins. The demo is quite good and I enjoyed all of the previous versions (especially Hoodlum Havoc) so I want to buy the full game, however I can't ...
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Display “Name” instead of Gamertag on Xbox dashboard

My dad got an Xbox for Christmas, and set up his local profile as "Dave." He wanted to be able to download some free DLC for Rocksmith, and added a Silver Live account to that profile. However, now ...