How to Save Your Gamer Picture to Your Computer

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How to Save Your Gamer Picture to Your Computer
You can use an Xbox Live gamer picture on a computer (notebook computer image by Lisa Eastman from

Your Xbox Live gamer picture headlines your account, and displays alongside your avatar for other users of Microsoft's online service. You can change an account's gamer picture from the Xbox 360's dashboard, but it's also available on a computer after you tie you Xbox Live account to a Windows Live account. Save the picture to your hard drive for use as a forum avatar or other identifying picture. You need a Windows Live ID tied to an Xbox Live account to access gamer pictures. If you don't already have on, create one for free on Microsoft's website.

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Things you need

  • Xbox Live gold or silver account

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    Go to and click the "Sign up" button in the left frame.

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    Select the "Yes" button to use an existing e-mail address with the new account. Select the "No" button to create a new hotmail e-mail. Click "Continue."

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    Follow the instructions to create a new ID, or link an e-mail address to a Windows Live ID.

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    Go to the Xbox home page at Click the "Sign in" button.

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    Enter the information for your Windows Live ID and click "Sign In." If this is your first time signing in to, answer the prompted questions to attach your Windows Live ID and your Gamertag. You will need your Xbox Live account's address, phone number and credit card information found in the "Account Management" section of the Xbox Dashboard.

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    Click on "My Xbox" and select "Edit Profile."

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    Click on "Gamer Picture" or scroll down to view the pictures available for your account.

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    Right click on the picture you wish to save and select "Save Image As." Select a location on the computer's hard drive and click "Save" to place the image on your computer.

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