How to view and edit your gamer profile in Games for Windows Live

Games for Windows LIVE uses the Xbox profile and gamertag associated with your Microsoft account – just like the Xbox 360 and Xbox apps and games for Windows 8. You can manage some aspects of your profile through any Games for Windows LIVE game.

Change your gamertag

A gamertag was assigned to you when you created your Xbox profile, even if you didn’t use an Xbox 360 console.

To change your gamertag, follow these steps:

  1. Start any Games for Windows LIVE game.
  2. Sign in to Games for Windows LIVE by using the gamertag that you want to change.
  3. Press the Guide button on the controller or the Home key on the keyboard to open the Games for Windows LIVE Guide.
  4. Select Gamertag, select Edit Profile, select Gamertag, and then select Change Gamertag. Follow the steps to create your new gamertag

View or edit your Xbox profile

To view or edit your Xbox gamer profile, follow these steps:

  1. Start any Games for Windows LIVE game.
  2. Press the Home key on your keyboard or the Guide button on your controller to open the Games for Windows LIVE Guide.
  3. Select your gamer card from the Guide overlay menu.
  4. Select Edit Gamer Profile.
    • To change your "gamer picture," which is visible to anyone who views your gamer profile, select Gamer Picture, select Change Gamer Picture, and then select a picture.
    • To change your "personal picture," which is visible only to your friends, select Gamer Picture, select Change Personal Picture, and then select a picture.
    • To change your motto, select Motto.
    • To select a gamer zone that fits your gaming style, select Gamer Zone.
    • To change your Location, Name, or Bio, select the appropriate option, and then make the changes.
  5. Press the Home key on your keyboard to return to your game.
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