Questions tagged [xbox-live]

A service provided by Microsoft for its Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles. 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 currently have an Xbox Live Gold membership that will expire in March 2011. However the price of membership is increasing to $59.99 starting November 1, 2010. If I buy a 12 month membership now at ...
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Why isn't parental controls blocking gameplay on days it should be blocked?

Tl;dr: I'm looking for instructions for/how to fix the Xbox One parental controls setup to make that my kid require to ask for more screen time rather than setting a time limit / schedule allowed time....
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Selling xbox but want to keep digitally downloaded games

So I'm selling my xbox one, and plan on purchase another down the road. I have downloaded games that I bought via xbox live. I want to know if I can put the downloaded games on a thumb drive or just ...
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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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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. I recovered my ...
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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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How do I cancel my son's Xbox live? His xbox is broken and he put in a wrong email address

I am trying to figure out how to cancel an account that's coming out of my bank every month. His xbox is broken and he originally entered in a wrong email address. How can I cancel that?
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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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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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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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Why can't I be summoned in Dark Souls 3?

There was server maintenance done to the game about 2 days ago. I gave my girlfriend my copy of Dark Souls 3 because I also had a digital version and I planned on helping her through the beginning ...
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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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Xbox Live accounts in family cannot play my games on Xbox One

I have an Xbox Live account I'd used for years with my Xbox 360. We bought an Xbox One recently and I downloaded some games as my user. My son also has an Xbox Live account but cannot play my ...
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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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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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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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Can an Xbox One player party or voice chat with an Xbox 360 player?

I have an Xbox one and my brother has an Xbox 360. I couldn't figure out how to join his party or invite him to mine, or even initiate a private chat. Is this possible or am I missing something?
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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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Can I play against or with Xbox 360 players through my Xbox One?

Is it possible to play against and with Xbox 360 players through my Xbox One?
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Any problems when buying used Xbox One game on disk

There are plenty of new game releases on used disks sold online(for example on amazon) and the price of the disk is almost always lower then the new one. Are there any restrictions or account ...
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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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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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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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Purchase Xbox 360 content on Xbox.com without credit card on file

Is there any way to purchase Xbox 360 content on Xbox.com without a credit card on file? I'm getting an error that says "You have no valid payment options on file" and my only options are Change ...
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Modern Warfare 3 Private Match with more than 9 players

I was trying to play a private match with my clan, but we could not get more than 9 players in the match at once because the Xbox Live lobby would only allow 9 players. Then we were not able to add ...
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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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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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How to find the better games on Xbox Live Marketplace?

With so many games on Xbox Live Marketplace (XBLM), how can I identify the better games or more popular games from the market?
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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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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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Is Xbox Live required to play Minecraft on Xbox 360?

My son has an Xbox 360 and wants to play Minecraft but the salesperson said he need to have Xbox live (issued in the country where he is) before he can play. Anyone please enlighten me about 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 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 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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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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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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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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Can I play the same game on two different Xbox One consoles with only one Xbox Live Gold account?

If I have two Xbox One consoles, but only one Xbox Live Gold account, can I play the same game on the same profile at the same time? Or do I need two profiles + two Xbox Live Gold accounts?
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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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Why does my Xbox keep signing me out?

Whenever I start a game, from both the disc and hard drive, my Xbox will say "Username signed out". What's wrong and how do I fix it? Just to be clear, it signs me out when I start a game. How can I ...
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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 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 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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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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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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