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How to upgrade to an adult Xbox Live account

I'm going to explain how to upgrade your account from a child account to an adult account.

Okay, since an Xbox live account takes it's information from Windows Live, this is what you have to do:

Go to Hotmail.com
Sign in using your Xbox Live account e-mail and password

If you're not already signed up for mail, don't worry about it. Click view contacts if you're not already signed up.

In the top right corner click options
click More options
Click View and Edit Your Personal Information
Click Registered Information
Change your birthdate
click Save

Your age is changed!
This may or may not be enough

If it is: HURRAY! If not: read on

Sign on to your xbox 360
Open the guide menu
Go over to System setup
Go to Account Information
Click Promote Child Account
It will ask if you want to connect to Xbox Live
It will then take you to the account setup
Click continue
Then You will need to enter Credit card information. It is supposed to be a new one.
You need to accept a new terms of use then follow the prompts.
Next it will bring you back to the dashboard (you will be signed out) Sign in, accept the terms of use again, and you're all set. Have fun!

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I have a child account for my xbox live account and my parents and I would like to use Netflix. I have already tried signing up for it directly from my Xbox 360 and it said I couldn't due to the child account. Would it work to get a Netflix account from my computer and then connect the account to my Xbox 360? Would this be a way to bypass the age restriction? Or, is there some other way we could get Netflix on the xbox without having to create a second gold account?


You will need to upgrade your child account to an adult account to be able to use Netflix. Unfortunately this is not possible until the child reaches the legal age of 18 (US).

Once a child account is created it is managed from the date of birth indicated when applying for the account.

Netflix can't be bypassed to work on an Xbox 360 on a child account.

The only solution to view Netflix on the Xbox 360 is to have an adult account created and access via that account.

Recommend that you just stream using your computer. Plenty of options out there to get your PC hooked up to your TV if you need to view in a larger scale.

Aug 01, 2011 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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cant use facebook entered wrong dob on setup


Okay, since an Xbox live account takes it's information from Windows Live, this is what you have to do:

Go to Hotmail.com
Sign in using your Xbox Live account e-mail and password

If you're not already signed up for mail, don't worry about it. Click view contacts if you're not already signed up.

In the top right corner click options
click More options
Click View and Edit Your Personal Information
Click Registered Information
Change your birthdate
click Save

Your age is changed!
This may or may not be enough

If it is: HURRAY! If not: read on

Sign on to your xbox 360
Open the guide menu
Go over to System setup
Go to Account Information
Click Promote Child Account
It will ask if you want to connect to Xbox Live
It will then take you to the account setup
Click continue
Then You will need to enter Credit card information. It is supposed to be a new one.
You need to accept a new terms of use then follow the prompts.
Next it will bring you back to the dashboard (you will be signed out) Sign in, accept the terms of use again, and you're all set. Have fun!

Jan 26, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Arcade

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how do i turn off parental settings, or even better change my account to an adult one on xbox 360?


Hello,

If you did not create a Live account that is not over 18 years old, it is unfortunately impossible to COMPLETELY remove the parental controls on the Xbox, however, it is possible to almost completely turn them off. If you have access to the 'parent' account of the child's account on the Xbox 360 and you have your own Xbox Live Gamertag, you can login using your Windows Live account on Xbox.com and change parental control settings.

If the "Child" account has reached the age of 18, then you need to sign into the "Parent" account and follow these steps to convert the account to an "Adult" account:


  • Go to My Xbox, and open your profile.
  • Select Manage Account.
  • Select Promote Child Account.
  • Follow the required steps.

If the "Child" account is NOT atleast 18 years old then this is how to modify the Parental Control settings (Note: You can NOT completely disable Parental Controls, games that have ratings above the neccesary age can NOT be downloaded on the "Child"account):



  • Sign in using the "Child" account's Live email address and password.
  • Click on the gamertag in the upper right hand corner of the site.
  • Click the Manage Profile button.
  • Under the Gamer Profile heading, choose "Family Settings".
  • It will now ask to sign in as the "Parent" account.
  • After signing in, you can change the Parental Control limitations.
  • When done, click the save button at the bottom of the page.
(Information taken from following site)

Hope it helped.

Nov 17, 2009 | Microsoft Video Game Consoles & Games

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Wont let me download M or R rated


It only means that the account you created on xbox live is a CHILD ACCOUNT ( its below 18 years old ). you wont be able to download any M rated contents using a child account.

You wont be able to change the age because the system recognizes you as a child profile.

Here is a step you can try.
1. Create an adult account. make sure that the birthdate you enter is your dad's age. or ask permission. ( Create a silver membership for free )
2. Download M rated contents using the adult account and you can access the contents using the child account.
Note:
As long as you use the same xbox 360..

Hope this helps.

Apr 12, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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i want to get xbox live with my parents not knowing


Hi,

No help will be given to do this, here is why and this is taken from Xbox.com.

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Family Settings and Parental Consent
If you have children that use the Service, you can choose to set up child accounts during account creation using the Family Settings features. Children's usage information, such as games played, download history, and friends list, may be made available to the owner of the parent account associated with the child. Owners of the associated parent accounts can use the default settings for child accounts or can customize the level of restrictions for each child account.
Children under the age of 13 cannot create an account for the Service without parental consent. Account creation, which enables the use of the Service and certain Xbox.com features, will require the owner of the associated parent account to consent to the collection of information about the child. This will involve the collection and verification of a credit card number in order to help determine that the owner of that parent account is an adult. Under Family Settings in the Xbox LIVE Dashboard or via Xbox.com for the personal computer, parents can change or revoke the consent choices previously made, and review, edit or request the deletion of their children's personal information. We will not knowingly ask children under the age of 13 to provide more information than is reasonably necessary to provide our services. If we change this privacy statement in a way that expands the collection, use or disclosure of a child's personal information for which the parent has previously consented, the parent will be notified and we will obtain the parent's additional consent prior to implementing the change with respect to that child.
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Thanks

Jun 03, 2008 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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