Games for Windows LIVE: How to change your gamertag through Games for Windows - LIVE

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Summary

This article describes how to change your Gamertag in Games for Windows - LIVE.

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You can easily change your Gamertag in exchange for 800 Microsoft Points.

For more information about how to purchase Microsoft Points for Games for Windows - LIVE, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
959446 How to access billing and points management for Games for Windows - LIVE
For more information about how to change a gamertag on your Xbox 360 console, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
908658 How to change your Xbox LIVE Gamertag
To change your Gamertag, follow these steps:
  1. Start a Games for Windows - LIVE game.
  2. Do one of the following things:
    • Press the Home key on your keyboard.
    • Press the Guide button on the Xbox controller.
    • Select LIVE from the game menu.
    The Games for Windows - LIVE Guide will be displayed at the top of screen.
  3. Sign in to the Games for Windows - LIVE client in the game.
  4. Select the Gamertag.
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     Games for Windows Live
  5. Select Edit Gamer Profile on the Gamer Profile page.
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     Edit Gamer Profile
  6. Select Gamertag on the Edit Gamer Profile page to continue to the next page.
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     Gamer Profile
  7. If you have an insufficient Points balance to pay for the Gamertag change, you are prompted to Add Microsoft Points. Select Change Gamertag to continue.
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     Edit Gamertag
  8. Enter a new Gamertag of up to 15 characters into the empty field, and then select Submit to continue.

    If your Gamertag is unique, the change will be successful. If the Gamertag that you selected is already being used, you will be prompted to select another Gamertag.
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     Gamertag in use
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Article ID: 977901 - Last Review: June 21, 2014 - Revision: 1.0
Applies to
  • Games for Windows - LIVE
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