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I preordered a game on my Xbox while on the home screen of my friend's account. Which of us owns the game?

Purchases are tied to an account, not a device. If you want to verify that you bought something on your Microsoft account, check your order history.
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Selling xbox but want to keep digitally downloaded games

Your games are tied to your xbox live account. When you buy your new Xbox One, you just log in with your account and your games will be available to download again. Before selling your Xbox though, ...
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I preordered a game on my Xbox while on the home screen of my friend's account. Which of us owns the game?

As Alex Myers points out, you can verify which account the game was purchased on by checking the order history. After checking which account the game was purchased on, there are one of two things that ...
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Can my son play Minecraft with his Xbox 360 friends if he has Xbox one?

According to the Microsoft support site you can't. Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition can only be played with other Xbox 360 consoles on Xbox Live, and the Xbox One edition can only be played online with ...
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Is it possible to play games on Playstation 4 / Xbox One with keyboard and mouse?

The PS3 and PS4 both support keyboards and mice, the Xbox 360 only supports keyboard but not mice, and the Xbox One doesn't appear to support either for now. It is said that the Xbox One might ...
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Do Xbox One controllers support Xbox 360 games on PC?

On a PC there is no difference in games between Xbox 360 and Xbox One controllers- both work the same. The only thing you should keep in mind is that an Xbox controller will have "weird" layout or ...
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Is there an app to control my child's Xbox time limits?

You don't need to install an application for managing the playtime of your child, you just need to add him to your Microsoft Family as a child and change the playtime from your account. First, you ...
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Is my Xbox One temperature normal?

First of all, don't worry; 50 degrees is perfectly normal. For future reference, the temperature of the air surrounding your console's main outlet vent is not necessarily reflective of the ...
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Do I have to buy a game again in order to redownload it?

No, after you buy a game it is associated with your Xbox Live account and you can download it as many times as you'd like for no additional charge. This also includes apps, most subscriptions and DLC, ...
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Game capture through Xbox One?

Well the easiest way I have found from experience Create a twitch account Download the twitch app on Xbox One Link your twitch account with your Xbox Live account Head over to your twitch profile and ...
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Can I use my smartphone as a controller for XBox One?

Yes, you can connect your smartphone to work as a controller, but not without a few caveats. To do so, you need the Xbox One Smartglass app, or if you have a Windows 10 phone, the Xbox app works as ...
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What makes a game ineligible for achievements?

Actually, after messing around with the settings for a minute I figured out that turning on Iron Man mode enables achievements.
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I preordered a game on my Xbox while on the home screen of my friend's account. Which of us owns the game?

If you bought it using your friend's account then the game will be owned by him. No matter what types of payment you use, the important thing is which account is the game goes to.
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I preordered a game on my Xbox while on the home screen of my friend's account. Which of us owns the game?

Congratulations, you just bought your friend a video game. If you're worried about wasting your money, ask your friend to either pay you for it, or to return the game for a refund.
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Which 'Xbox One X enhanced' game is this city from?

It mentions Middle Earth and Shadow of War is in the enhanced list so it must be that.
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How to stop my child from creating new accounts on Xbox One?

So I finally found this. If you go into settings, you can select "system" settings. In there you can select "control offline content". In that setting you can uncheck "allow new profiles" and also set ...
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Is it possible to connect an Xbox One wireless controller to the Xbox 360 wireless receiver for PC?

No, you cannot connect the Xbox One controller to the 360 receivers. They are different controllers with different tech and mechanical workings inside, so they share 0 compatibility. You can, however, ...
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How can I tell how much time I've spent in an Xbox One game?

Starting with the February 2015 software update (which came out after I wrote the question and accepted TZHX's answer), this information is available on the console itself. As of April 2019, here's ...
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Setting Xbox One language to English, while setting region to a non-English country

Unfortunately, this is not possible. There is currently no way to fix this problem, as Microsoft has region locked the languages. You could try different regions, such as the U.S. that have an English ...
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Xbox live gold has expired, Can the game that was previously purchased and downloaded continue to play?

From the official microsoft faq (I guess it's the same as when the subscription expires): What happens to my Games with Gold games if I cancel my Xbox Live Gold subscription? On Xbox One, ...
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Can my son play Minecraft with his XBOX 360 friends with his XBOX One?

It is currently not possible. Backwards compatibility is only for these games: http://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-one/backward-compatibility/available-games If MS makes the 360 version of Minecraft ...
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Can I play the same game on two different Xbox One consoles with only one Xbox Live Gold account?

Unfortunately, you cannot play on one Xbox Live on two Xbox One's simultaneously. You can only sign in to one Xbox One or one Xbox 360 console at a time. If you try to sign in on a second console, ...
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Unable to join online games of Among Us due to Parental Controls that were never set up?

This assumes that you have never set up any Parental Controls. Quit Among Us. Open 'Settings' Open 'Privacy and Online Settings' Default privacy and safety settings are in place for adults, teens, ...
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What is the correct way to capitalise the name 'XBOX'?

It's Xbox. Can't get more official than the official website.
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Can I use any micro USB cable to connect wireless Xbox One controller to PC?

Yes, you can. You can use any regular Micro USB cable to connect an Xbox One controller to a PC.
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Is there split screen multiplayer in minecraft xbox one?

You need to have a HDTV and a HDMI cable for your xbox. Start Minecraft when you've logged on with your first controller. Enter your desired world. Pause the game. Turn on and sync your other ...
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Where can I see a full list of all of the Xbox games I own?

You can view your purchase and download history for your account on the Microsoft website. You can filter that list down to Arcade Games, or Full Games to view just the games you have got, or you can ...
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Am I able to log on to the same profile on two consoles?

As a matter of fact, yes. You are able to be logged into one Xbox One and one Xbox 360 at the same time. You can be signed in to one Xbox One console and one Xbox 360 console at the same time. ...
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