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Old (Original) Xbox - Live Account

Hey i got a question..
can you help me get a code for my old (original) xbox.
i go to set up a live account but i need a subscription code?
i checked on and they said that u need to get it off originally bought games which come with the code. I cant find any anywhere..
can u help me plz. i just want like a subscription code or anything that will let me play for like even 1 month!.
thanx.. plz reply asap

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  • david14_gonz Aug 29, 2008

    i need a subscription code and it keeps telling me to go to

  • Wayen1234 Nov 29, 2008

    Same here it ask for a subscription code. But I that boy is right it is on ebay I just bought one a few days ago

  • Anonymous Jan 30, 2009

    i cant play on x-box live on the old (original)x-box.i wanted to but i tried to get the subscription code for 7 hours.and it said to go to and it was only talking about x-box 360 on xbox live.i just wanted to know how to get a freiken subscription code!

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    i have the same problem :(

  • Anonymous Feb 18, 2009

    i can't get on cos i don't have a code!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! will someone plz plz plz plz tell me 1

  • Anonymous Mar 09, 2009


  • slipknot685 Mar 19, 2009

    i need a subscription code for my old xbox

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2009

    how do i get a code for xbox live

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2009

    how do you get a subsciption code

  • Anonymous Apr 15, 2009

    plz plz plz can someone help me get a subscription code

  • 56ace Apr 28, 2009

    i dont have a 360 anymore so i want to play halo 2 at least come on ill pay for the damm thing

  • kickboxerpow May 09, 2009

    i have the same prob iswell lol



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This solution assumes you never had a gamertag for your original xbox (as was my case)

stuff you will need: xbox live subscription card, credit card, email address, xbox original connected to internet

Purchase subscription card from retailer (card will say for xbox360, this is fine...I used a 1 month card)

Get on your computer and go to, near the top right corner it will say to sign in, do this so you can begin to create a gamertag

enter your email address and password and continue to setup your new gamertag( I don't recall specifics, however if you've set up an account before you know the routine: name, address, birthday etc..)

After you've created your gamertag, the name & picture you chose should be on the top of the on your gamer name

This will take you to your account on "Manage Profile"

After that, on the right will be an option "Redeem Code"

If you havent already, scratch off the silver on your pre-paid subscription card to reveal the code

The next screens will have you enter your credit card and billing info (do NOT skip; this is needed to recover this gamertag on the original xbox)

Enter the redemption code when prompted, this will associate an xbox live subscription with your gamertag

Once you have entered that info, go ahead and double check that your credit card info is saved under "Manage Payment Options"...if it isn't go ahead and re-enter your credit card info and save it

Make sure your xbox is connected to the internet, with no game inserted, power it on

Choose xbox live

Choose Account Recovery

Enter your gamertag, cardholder name, credit card number, & postal code EXACTLY as you did on

if everything went correctly, you should be re-directed back to the "Select Account" screen on your xbox and your gamertag should now be selectable.

The instructions for navigating the site are merely a guide, just know that you need to setup a gamertag and associate the xboxlive subscription & credit card info with that gamertag

Hope this helps

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You will have to purchase a subscription code
I'm not sure if you can get them at retail stores, but they are available on Ebay. Don't get the ones that state theya re for xbox live gold membership.
You can also get the xbox live starter pack which includes 3 months xbox live and a headset (that is if you can still find them, again ebay is a great starting place)
That's how I did it.
Happy gaming

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It doesnt matter that its for 360. set up the account pay for the subscription and then recover the account on you original xbox its really that simple.

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Well take this subscripiton code p75291952023

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I just got a new origanal xbox and 4 games 2 go online and iv seen in the booklets for the games and the xbox says visit " i have but it only says about xbox live for xbox 360. if anyone knows how to get online on a orig xbox please tell me.

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