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Yes, they do. You can lock the lower price so when it auto-renews you save $20. See here One year subscription at $39.99 for the first year with auto-renewal at the then current annual price following year one


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Contrary to what other sites may tell you when Googling around, yes you can cancel your Xbox Live membership renewal without calling customer support. It's actually really tricky with non-obvious links apparently intended to confound and upset. After messing around on the Xbox.com website, you may stumble upon the My Account pages (note: US link). In there ...


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As it currently stands, you must have Gold privileges - either from your account, as part of a Family Pack, or as part of a promotion - to play online. Free (formerly known as Silver) and local accounts cannot otherwise play online. At one point, Microsoft did offer online play to Free/Silver members for select titles, but it was for a limited time, and ...


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The short answer is that the Xbox LIVE service requires an internet connection to work. Wi-Fi itself cannot access the internet, you need a gateway in the home, usually a modem, DSL modem or cable modem. Wi-Fi itself is not an internet connection, but merely a mechanism that the devices in your house can use to talk to one another and to your router/gateway, ...


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I went straight to the source and just e-mailed Xbox Support. I didn't think they would answer, but to my surprise, they did respond (screenshot of email is the best proof i can give) with the invalid characters. There are 8 invalid letters and 3 invalid digits: A E I O U L S N 0 1 5 That leaves them with 18 valid letters and 7 valid digits: B C D ...


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You get Xbox Live achievements if you play the 360 version, Steam achievements if you play the PC version


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Gamertag is still accessible on an Xbox 360 Go to your Xbox Guide (center button) => Settings => Account Management => Windows Live ID. The Windows Live ID associated with the signed-in Gamertag will show. 1 Gamertag is not on any Xbox 360 Contact Xbox support directly via support.xbox.com/contact. The site will give you an option to chat live or speak ...


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Xbox Live is now canceled for the original Xbox. They turned it off April 15 2010 http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-20004670-52.html


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This question explains the differences, so I won't go into that here. On your hard drive you have: game saves game updates system updates downloaded games/content/demos/apps profile information movies/music you've downloaded Xbox Live has your official profile information, which will be downloaded if you switch systems. Assuming you don't have any ...


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Xbox Live accounts are associated with a Windows Live ID (formerly MSN Passport I believe). If you had a Hotmail email account, a MSN/WL Messenger account, or a MSN Passport from some other MSN service prior to the registration of your Xbox Live Gamertag, you probably associated your Xbox Live account with that (now) Windows Live ID. A quick search reveals ...


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Yes, he can either bring his profile with him on a Memory card or USB stick (assuming you both have updated your consoles). I do this regularly when going to a friends house. He could also recover his account onto your Xbox, but that is a bit more of a hassle. Achievements and other online stats are synced in either case (as long as you are connected to ...


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Yes, you can. You can either bring a memory card over with your profile on it or use the Recover Gamertag feature. You can also bring your harddrive over if you don't have a memory card.


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Yes, to be able to play online multiplayer at the same time on separate consoles, you will need two separate accounts, each with an Xbox Live Gold membership.


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When you select a friend's gamertag and the menu pops up ("Invite to Party", etc.), one of the options near the bottom is "Remove Friend": (Source: http://support.xbox.com/xbox-live/social/chat-managing-friends)


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I'm not sure how to do this on the console, but I know that you can remove friends from xbox.com. Log in using the Windows Live ID associated with your GamerTag, and go to the Friends Center. There is a "Remove" button by each person on your Friends List that you can use to remove them.


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Ok, if you are not connected to xbox live when you earn an achievement that achievement is stored on your local box. If you then go and recover your gamer tag to a new box, the new box (and live.xbox.com) won't show those achievements. To have your achievements unified across all media you need to sign the box that earned them back into xbox live on that ...


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A forum post on how to do it: http://www.gamespot.com/pages/forums/show_msgs.php?topic_id=26680459 That's how it used to be done.


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Transferring your account is against Xbox Live's Terms of Use. I bolded the part that is relevant in this situation. 5. Your Service account, associated accounts and accounts from third parties. Only you may use your Service account. You must keep your accounts and passwords confidential and not authorize any third party to access or use the ...


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You can have two different Xbox LIVE accounts on the same Xbox 360 for sure. I've had 4-5 on mine at one time between roommates and such. You can also recover your Xbox LIVE Gamertag to any console at any point. Your account can only be "active and updated" on a SINGLE console at a time. (What this means is that it must be recovered to a console before you ...


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They get no notification, you will however get removed from their friend list as well.


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I've been trying to do this for weeks and I set myself a rule that I wouldn't call CS nor cancel my DD. As a UK user the "Automatic Renewal:" status isn't a link: Automatic renewal: <span id="ctl00_ctl00_MainContent_MainContent_AutomaticRenewalStatus">ON</span> It's ridiculously simple to turn it on, but turning it off the same way is ...


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If you log in to Xbox.com and go to your "My Account" page, there is a "Membership Level" section. It's in there that you can control your billing by enabling or disabling your monthly renewal.


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If you go to xbox.com and login you should see your live profile picture displayed in the top right next to your name displayed in the top right-hand corner as seen below. Depending on your browser, you can sometimes right click and save that image. Alternately, you can go to the following URL and find your profile picture: ...


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You can have your profile on two consoles, just go to "recover my gamertag" on the second console. This means that you'll have to do this every time you go home / go to work, but that's the price you pay for not wanting to carry a use stick in your pocket. There are ways (dd) that would probably copy the information, assuming you can find the right file ...


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Yes, you can login to xbox.com and redeem the code there. XBL Marketplace. Click the "Redeem Code" link under "My Account".


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Sure, in your system preferences, go to storage, and move the save file over there. When you load the game it will ask what storage device to use. Select "Cloud Storage" and it will use that.


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No, if you purchase a game via the Xbox Live Marketplace, there is no option to get that game on DVD. It's a digital download only. The prices also frequently don't align - especially if you're used to buying used, the game prices are typically marked up significantly to make up for the "convenience factor" of the digital download. Microsoft controls what ...


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The format was changed to http://live.xbox.com/en-US/Profile?gamertag=[Gamertag] So your example would now be: http://live.xbox.com/en-US/Profile?gamertag=Xonatron


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Running the account on different consoles is fine, the only restriction there is that you have to be in the same country. The biggest drawback of a family account, is that only the primary account holder can make purchases against their own billing account. So if you are the primary account holder, your brother will not be able to make purchases on the ...


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Create a local profile. I have couple of them, for players that I play on split screen. Such account isn't sync with Live. You can create such accunt via accounts from screen menu.



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