How to Make a Microsoft Account for Xbox Live?

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2024 by

Xbox Live is a popular online gaming service for Xbox consoles, allowing players to connect and play with others around the world. In order to access Xbox Live, you will need to create a Microsoft account. If you’re new to Xbox or just need a refresher, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to make a Microsoft account for Xbox Live.

Step 1: Go to the Xbox website

The first step is to go to the Xbox website ( and click on the “Sign In” button in the top right corner. This will take you to the Microsoft sign-in page.

Step 2: Click on “Create one!”

On the Microsoft sign-in page, click on the “Create one!” link located below the “Sign In” button. This will take you to the account creation page.

Step 3: Fill in your information

On the account creation page, you will need to fill in your personal information, including your first and last name, email address, and password. Make sure to use a valid email address as this will be used to verify your account.

Step 4: Verify your email address

After filling in your information, you will receive an email from Microsoft to verify your email address. Click on the link provided in the email to complete the verification process.

Step 5: Sign in to your new account

Once your email address is verified, you can sign in to your new Microsoft account. You will be prompted to add a phone number for security purposes, but this step is optional.

Step 6: Link your account to Xbox Live

Now that you have a Microsoft account, you can link it to your Xbox Live account. To do this, go to your Xbox console and sign in with your new Microsoft account. You will be prompted to enter a code, which you can find by going to the “Settings” menu, selecting “Account,” and then “Linked social accounts.”

Step 7: Enjoy Xbox Live!

Congratulations, you now have a Microsoft account linked to your Xbox Live account. You can now access all the features of Xbox Live, including online multiplayer, game downloads, and more.

How to Delete or Remove Your Xbox Live Account

If you no longer wish to have an Xbox Live account, you can delete or remove it by following these steps:

  1. Go to the Xbox website and sign in to your account.
  2. Click on your profile picture in the top right corner and select “Microsoft account.”
  3. Under the “Security” tab, click on “More security options.”
  4. Scroll down to the “Close my account” section and click on “Close my account.”
  5. Follow the prompts to confirm the closure of your account.

Please note that this process is permanent and cannot be undone. Make sure to use any remaining Xbox Live subscriptions or credits before closing your account.

By following these steps, you can easily create a Microsoft account for Xbox Live and enjoy all the benefits of online gaming. And if you ever need to delete or remove your account, you now know how to do that as well. Happy gaming!

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