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How to turn an offline profile into a gamertag

Overview

To convert your offline profile into a gamertag, make sure that you have a Microsoft account available that’s not currently associated with another gamertag. If you don’t currently have a Microsoft account, visit Manage your Microsoft account to find out how to create one.

Turn your offline profile into a gamertag

Xbox 360:

  1. Sign in to the profile that you want to convert from an offline profile to a gamertag.
  2. Go to Settings, and then select Profile.
  3. Select Join Xbox Live.
  4. Enter your first name.
  5. Enter your Microsoft account email address.
  6. Enter your Microsoft account password.
  7. Verify the information on the screen.
  8. Verify the current privacy settings.
  9. Review the Terms of Use.

Xbox One:

To turn an offline profile into a gamertag on the Xbox One console, use the Sign in to Xbox Live on your Xbox One solution, and then select I have a Microsoft Account, but I need to setup a new gamertag. Follow the instructions to create the new gamertag.

When you’ve completed the steps, you’ll be assigned a gamertag. You can change it once for free. See How to change your Xbox Live gamertag on Xbox 360 or Xbox One for more information.

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