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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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How long should I expect an Xbox One controller to last on two AAs?

Unfortunately, there are no credible sources from Microsoft itself. However, other sources do make claims at AA battery lifespans: This article claims that 40+ hours can be achieved from a pair of AA ...
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It is possible to use Xbox One controller on Linux distros?

With USB cable It´s supported natively in the kernel (3.17 or newer) by the xpad driver. If you have an older one (like 3.16 in Debian 8) you need to install the updated xpad driver. You may need ...
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My Xbox One controller's left joystick popped out. What should I do?

I ended up following a YouTube controller disassembly/repair video. Note that you only have to get to the step where you remove the front plate. I needed a T8 Security Torx screwdriver bit. (Note a ...
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Bookmark Limit?

Yes, there is a limit on how many bookmarks you can have. Many posts have mentioned it, but this is the first documented number I have seen. it turns out that the maximum is 128 bookmarks
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Can I send Xbox One output to Google Chromecast?

Short answer: Yes you can send xbox video through a chromecast, but you need a PC with Windows 10. Here are the screenshots / walkthrough on how I set this up. As I mentioned above, you need a PC ...
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What are "Avatar Items" in Xbox Store?

You can create an xbox avatar using the Xbox Avatar Editor app To create a new avatar Press the Xbox button to open the guide. Select My games & apps > See all Go to Apps and select the Xbox ...
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Can I play the same game on two different Xbox One consoles with only one Xbox Live Gold account?

You cannot play on 1 profile with 2 different xboxes at the same time, so you'll need 2 profiles with Gold.
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Are PS4 and Xbox One games compatible with each system?

the Xbox One and PS4 have entirely different architectures and operating systems: the PS4 runs on a heavily modified version of FreeBSD called Orbis, while the Xbox works on what is essentially ...
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if i unplug and plug back in an xbox one external hardrive will my game downloads/save data be erased from it?

No. Hard drives are non-volatile memory. They do not require power to maintain their data. If you power off the drive while it is currently saving something, that particular file will likely be lost ...
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Do Xbox One controllers support Xbox 360 games on PC?

For 99% of cases, no, it won't matter. However, I've tried to go back and play some legacy games with the Xbox One controller (which I knew worked with the Xbox 360 controller). Two of them had some ...
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Can two people play Sea of Thieves simultaneously on PC and Xbox with only one copy of the game?

Using a single copy of the game, you cannot log into Sea of Thieves simultaneously from the same account on both Xbox and PC. From the news post about Xbox Play Anywhere on xbox.com: Can I be signed ...
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What will happen if I already own the game and it turns out to be free with Xbox live Games with gold?

Nope. There is no alternative game option. The advantage here is since you actually purchased the game, if you let your gold subscription end, you can still access the game.
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Split Xbox One to two TVs

No unfortunately you cannot do this. You can split the signal with HDMI splitter (which mirrors the image), but it will be completely duplicated. You need two Xboxes if you want to display two players'...
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Do achievements work for Netflix?

From what I can gather from the True Achievements forums, the Netflix achievements may have been discontinued back around August 2017. https://www.trueachievements.com/forum/viewthread.aspx?tid=...
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