I need someone who knows about Microsoft XBox...
Mumzuki · 04/03/2018 12:34
to tell me whether DD is lying...
I play the Microsoft Spider Solitaire thing a lot but without ever signing in. DD was on the PC this morning. I have just logged on and an X-Box gamer account has appeared, with a random seeming log in name and an avatar that is the kind of thing DD would choose.
When I suggested that DD had set up an account, she had a complete meltdown (she has ASD which may or may not be relevant but I don't want to drip-feed it later.) Is it possible the account was somehow created automatically, or would somebody have to have actively made it happen?
DeathMetalMum · 04/03/2018 12:38
As far as I'm aware you can't play on an Xbox without a gamer account. You can do two player games but you have o have some sort of Microsoft Id to be able to even access the Xbox.
No idea how it all works on the PC I'm afraid.
NotTheQueen · 04/03/2018 12:42
If she plays online (against other people), she would need an Xbox account, according to DH
yellowisthecolour · 04/03/2018 12:55
I have an Xbox account and when I got Windows 10 on my laptop it linked it together to my Windows account.
So if I play Xbox games on the Xbox I am logged in, and if I play Solitaire on my laptop it also logs me in, with my Xbox gamertag.
So it might be that she is not playing on an actual Xbox, but has set up an account to play under a username to play the free Windows games on the PC. I believe that is possible.
Mumzuki · 04/03/2018 14:11
We don't have an Xbox and she doesn't have access to one anywhere else - so I guess she must have set up a free account on the PC? There isn't another explanation that anyone can think of? (i.e. no automatically created account feature...)
It's linked to my email account but she was logged on to the PC under my user name, the kids don't have their own... going to check my emails now in case there's some kind of welcome email that would put a time on when it was created.
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