Can I link an Xbox console profile to an existing Xbox Live account?

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I'm relatively new to the Xbox 360, and have no experience at all with Live. I don't have a connection to Live at home, but once I go back to school I will connect. I have a gamer profile on my Xbox 360 Elite, but since I have no connection, it's not Live-enabled. I created an Xbox Live account through Xbox.com a little bit ago, which leads to my question:

Once I connect to the service for the first time, will I be able to link the profile on my console to the account I created through Xbox.com?
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Paul M Brestovansky

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M3 Sweatt, Official Rep

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Yes, I believe so. Take a look at the following page for guidance:

http://support.xbox.com/support/en/us...

Q: If I create my gamer card on Xbox.com, what should I do when I get my Xbox 360 system?
A: Simple. During initial setup, select either I Am a Member of Xbox LIVE (if you have an Xbox LIVE membership) or I Want to Join Xbox LIVE (to activate an Xbox LIVE Gold or free Xbox LIVE Silver membership) and follow the on-screen instructions. For membership details, see Membership Levels.

Does this answer your question?

For future support with your Xbox system or Xbox.com, please visit http://support.xbox.com/.
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pavel.sraier

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This dont work. Me and Paul we already have an xbox profile. Following these steps just make another profile linked to XBOX live. The original offline profile remains with no live connection.
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Matthew Smith

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instead of creating an account through the initial setup, recover, worked for me!!
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Paul M Brestovansky

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Excellent. I won't be able to try this until late August, but it will help a great deal. Thanks very much.
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Rilley Alex

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