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How can I transfer the content from one gamertag to my new one? I did the license transfer to get the stuff on my new xbox, but I still can't play my downloaded content unless I'm signed in as my original gamertag which is no longer connected to xbox live??

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Sorry, there isn't any way to transfer content from one gamertag to another. A license transfer will allow you to download and use content on your new console, but all of that content will still be tied to your original Gamertag.

Posted on Jul 29, 2009


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Can I transfer downloaded games from my old xbox360 to my new xbox360

If your console was recently repaired or if you've purchased a new console, use the license transfer option on your console to transfer content licenses. Here's how:
  • On your console, sign in to Xbox Live using the gamertag that you used to purchase the content.Don't know your gamertag? See Download, move, or delete your Xbox Live profile.
  • Need to find your Microsoft account? See Find your Microsoft account.
  • Can't remember the password for your Microsoft account? See Recover your Microsoft account password.

  1. Go to Settings and select Account.
  2. Under Your Billing Options, select License Transfer.
  3. Follow the instructions to transfer the content licenses.
  4. After the licenses are transferred, you need to download the content again to update the local licenses. For information about how to do this, see Download content you've previously purchased.
After you follow these steps, content can be used by other profiles on your console and when you're not connected to Xbox Live.

Jan 29, 2014 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console


How to use DLC from another console/gamertag.

Some may already know this, but Xbox now offers a DRM transfer service. This is nice because anyone that's been with Xbox from the beginning has probably had to deal with DRM problems. For those confused let me explain: DRM stands for Digital Rights Management. It holds all the licenses you pay for when you buy DLC (Down-Loadable Content) and it is usually attached to one gamertag or console. Without it we may have the DLC but it is useless and unusable. Now Microsoft has stepped up and made it EASY to transfer DRM. In this Tip I'll walk you through it.

First, here is the website we'll need:

You're also going to need the E-mail address and password associated with the gamertag that you used to download the DLC. (It's okay if it is currently a silver account, or had it's gamertag changed)

Also make sure your console can access Xbox Live.

Okay here we go, I'm going to go through the process then describe and explain the steps here.

NOTE: If you're transferring DRMs to a NEW console. Make sure the above mentioned gamertag is already recovered on that console!

Step 1: Sign on to the above mentioned gamertag at the above mentioned website. Now Click begin.

Xbox Disclaimer: "Note: This process will only work on one new console, and can only be performed once every 12 months. Rental licenses will not be transferred." Got that? So don't try jumping around DRMs.

Step 2: The first page should show you a list of the different Xboxs that your gamertag was associated and all of the DLC you've purchased. This transfer will take all of that content and put it on your Xbox. Click Next.

Step 3: Sign in to Xbox Live on your console with the above mentioned gamertag. Click Next. By signing into your console you tell the transfer this is the console you want to have the DRMs.

Step 4: Follow the prompts to download all of your DRMs.

Step 5: If you transferred your DRMs to a new Xbox or if your DLC still isn't working, re-download your DLC. It should be free this time around.

That's about it, you can now once again use your map packs and all of that fun stuff :) Enjoy!

on Jan 19, 2010 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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A couple of years ago I purchased the downloaded version of NHL 2009 which I know longer have; so how do i go about getting the file so I can redown load it?

You didn't mention how you downloaded it. PSN store? Xbox marketplace? what?

If you are talking about xbox live marketplace then follow these instructions:

View your download history and download content again You can view a list of what you've downloaded from Xbox LIVE on your console or your computer. You can choose to download an item again (if needed) for no additional charge. Here's how:
On your console
  1. On your console, sign in to Xbox LIVE using the gamertag that you used when you originally purchased the content.
  2. Go to My Xbox, and then select your avatar.
  3. Go to Account Management, and then select Manage Account.
  4. Select Download History.
  5. Browse your download history. If you want to download something again, select the item, and then select Download Again.
Note If you want to see the charges on your Xbox LIVE account, please see Check your Xbox LIVE bill and download history.
On your computer
  1. To see your download history, go to and sign in with your Windows Live ID (email and password).
  2. Browse your download history. If you want to download something again, click Add to queue. This adds the item to your console's download queue.
  3. Turn on your console and connect to Xbox LIVE. The items will begin downloading.
Note Downloading previously purchased content to a different Xbox 360 console does not transfer the content's license. If you want to use content without signing in to Xbox LIVE, you must transfer the content license to the console. Learn how to transfer content licenses.

Jul 18, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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I downloaded RE5 extra content on my hard drive and another persons console and when i tried to transfer my hard drive back to my console the extra content wont play. How can i get this to work?

The reason behind this was due to the console's unique encription which is being transmitted back to Microsoft whenever hooked up thru Xbox Live using a particular gamertag/profile was activated to avoid software duplication and/or any sort of software piracy. What you can do is to recover your gamertag into your own Xbox 360 and load the game RE5 and it DLC should work after that.

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My xbox 360 died and i bought a 2nd hand one. I purchased many arcade games from xbox live and they are saved on the memory pack. i have transfered this over and no it keeps telling me to unlock the games!...

You have to recover your gamertag for these arcade games to be played again, it's like an anti - piracy feature of the Xbox 360System not to allow data transfer wihtout prior notice. On your new Xbox 360 System:

• press the xbox guide button
• if your are signed in to your profile, you have to sign out first
• after signing out, press the Xbox guide button again and select recover gamertag
• on the next page, confirm on the prompt and follow the onscreen prompt to recover your gamertag

This should allow you to manage and play your downloaded Xbox Live Arcade Games.

May 09, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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How do i access downloaded content from an old profile I paid for and downloaded maps for halo 3 on an old profile which ran out. when i started a new profile i couldnt access those maps. xbox 360

This should be easy :) I made a few phone calls for you and did some research and I learned about this service that Xbox offers called DRM transfer. DRM stands for Digital Rights Management. Basically what happens is your right to play your DLC is on your old gamertag and not your console. So your knew gamertag doesn't have the rights. So simply go to Sign in to your gamertag that you used to buy the DLC (it's okay if it's a silver account) and follow the instructions on the page. In the end you should be able to use your DLC on your xbox no matter what gamertag you use or if you're online or offline.

NOTE: You may have to re-download them if they still don't work to update the DRM, but it should be free to re-download.

I hope this helps. Good luck with your DLC and remember Ratings are always nice :)

Jan 19, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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I want to transfer all my xbox 360 memory (gamertag, xbox live, downloaded content etc.) from my 20GB hard drive to a 60GB hard drive. How do I do this?

When you buy the new hard drive it will most likely come with a transfer cable which will enable you to transfer all of your saved data from one hard drive to another.

if u mean a memory card not hard drive just tell me again i ll sort it out

Jun 14, 2009 | Microsoft Xbox 360 Console

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My xbox 360 cant download map pack 1 for cod 5

If your gamertag was created in another location and you are trying to download map pack for COD and it doesnt work that means that the map pack is only for the united states and canada. you wont be able to download it if your gamertag is registered ( For Example germany, India, Australia )

Some Marketplace contents have license that can be accessed by united states and canadian residents only.

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you need to recover your old gamertag through the xbox dashboard call 1-800-4myxbox for further assisitance

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