You are here

Games for Windows LIVE "Code: 80048823" solved

Games for Windows LIVEIf you are in the same situation like I was for a few months now and you get a "Code: 80048823" error when trying to sign in to Games for Windows LIVE on your Windows PC with your correct username and password, this article might contain the solution you are looking for.

If you were wise enough to choose a long (> 10 characters) and cryptic password so script kiddies can't just take over your LIVE account, Microsoft's Games for Windows LIVE client simply can't handle your password and will give you meaningless error messages.

Login to your LIVE account through and change your password to something that is no longer than 10 characters.

There you go. That's it. You should be able to login again.

Asking for credit card information while not supporting secure passwords. Way to go Microsoft.


Just a random user's picture

I just wanted to thank you, after reseting my password 10 times, and 5 hours to look for a solution, I could find your website and now it works, even if my password is not secure at all! so thanks !!!

IronBalls's picture

Thank you so much!!

tuguldur's picture


Comments disabled since 23.05.2015
I decided to disable comments globally due to the never ending amount of spam bots which useful blog posts appear to attract. Even though comments are moderated and spam comments never actually appear on the site, I'm simply sick of having to remove them from the moderation queue all the time.
served by