Im tryin to sign up for a new gamertag .. i clik on the xbox live link it takes me through ,, to where it says ... downloading updates .. it does this 4 about 10-15 mims .. & then a pop-up comec up sayin "xbox live sign up is currently unavailable, try again later .... (i have tryd this over again about 10 times know , after restarted the xbox 360 & etc.)
any help... does microsoft have problems goin on could u tell me how long this is goin to go on 4 .. if u have any informaton please reply ....
Yeah... called xbox today and they say that due to the high volume of holiday signups.. it's thrown the server into all sorts of problems... they don't know when the problem is gonna be fixed.. but the guy said to keep tryin' every now and then and hope for the best... sucks!!
Yo, guys i just got word that anyone with a xbox live account is to be getting a free game soon in Arcade. Im just speculating here, but this could be a reason. Im thinking that Microsoft had possibly cut the sign up portion of xbox live until the release of this arcade game, also due to the high volume of people signing up because of hearing about this could be another reason. I just fixed my xbox and this is how they reward us...
Good luck guys, also try resetting your router and right when you get connection sign in, worked for me but i had to reformat my drive again. PEACE
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Download your Xbox Live profile You might want to download your Xbox Live gamer profile in the following situations:
You want to use your Xbox Live gamertag on another console.
You have a Zune, Games for Windows, or Windows 8 Microsoft account (download your existing account instead of creating a new account).
You accidentally deleted your Xbox Live gamertag from your console.
You can download your Xbox Live gamertag to any console. Here's how:
Press the XboxGuide button on your controller (large X button in the center of your controller).
Select Download Profile.
Note Not seeing Download Profile? Press X to sign out of your profile.
Enter the Microsoft account associated with your Xbox Live gamertag. If you don't know your Microsoft account or password, see Find your Microsoft account or password.Note "Microsoft account" is the new name for what used to be called "Windows Live ID." It's the email address and password you use to sign in to Microsoft services (including Xbox Live). Find out more.
Now, enter your Microsoft account password.Note If your account is an Xbox Live child account, the parent's Microsoft account information is required to download the profile.
Select the storage device for your profile (for example, Hard Drive).
Your profile will begin downloading. Once your profile is downloaded, you can choose whether or not you want to require your Microsoft account password to sign into your profile.
Are you talking about the manual passcode that you assign on each console? Or the password to his XBox Live account?
What do I do if I forget my pass code for my Xbox LIVE Account?
If you have forgotten your Xbox LIVE account pass code, recover your account using Xbox LIVE.
To recover a gamertag
To recover your gamertag, you need the associated Windows Live ID and password for your Xbox LIVE account.
If you're signed into Xbox LIVE with another gamertag, press the Guide button, and then press X on your controller to sign out.
Press the Guide button again, and select Recover Gamertag.
Select Recover Gamertag again.
Enter your Windows Live ID and password for the gamer profile that you want to recover.
The majority of people don't use unique passwords for everything they sign up for. Try out any passwords you can remember using for anything and see if they work.
You sign into your Gamertag using the linked Windows Live account. If you can't remember the password, you could always try resetting it. To reset the password for your Windows Live account (and by extension, your Gamertag password) you should go through the password reset process on a Windows Live website (such as Hotmail), found here.
Sign out from all of your profiles. The fastest way to do this is to press the Xbox Guide button, press X, and select Yes, sign out.
Select Recover Gamertag.
Follow the directions on the screen.
can enter information using a USB keyboard plugged into a controller
port, the Xbox 360 Chatpad (sold as part of the Xbox 360 Messenger
Kit), or your Xbox 360 controller and the on-screen virtual keyboard.
When you're finished, your profile will be downloaded from Xbox LIVE to your console and you'll see your avatar in the Sign In area. You're good to go!
you're a minor, you'll be asked to supply Windows Live ID credentials
for your parent, who will need to be present to complete the procedure.
Your parent will need his or her own Windows Live ID and a valid e-mail
this also happens when you recover you gamer tag too many times, its a safety thing, go to live.com sign in an you will have a message follow the steps to re activate your account, sill i know but it worked for me...
hi if you lost your account or your gamertag here is the tip to recover the gamertag
1.make sure you are connected to the internet 2.logout/sign out other profiles in the console 3.press the guide button or the silver button in the middle of the controller 4.chose recover gamertag 5.enter the gamertag 6.enter the email and password ( email or windows live ID this is the email you use for the sign up of the gamertag)
have you created a gamertag in the website of xbox.com if you did i suggest you recover the gamertag here's how: 1.make sure you are connected to the internet 2.logout/sign out other profiles in the console 3.press the guide button or the silver button in the middle of the controller 4.chose recover gamertag 5.enter the gamertag 6.enter the email and password ( email or windows live ID this is the email you use for the sign up of the gamertag)