Damn, This has been like an act of god. I mean this is friggen insane & nuts. All I did was switch my 20GB HDD to a 60 GB HDD. If I knew it was going to be such as complicated mess I would have just stuck with using my 20 GB HDD & never would have messed with this process.
I been over my Relatives 4 Times, each time I was having issues, now I can not even log back into my Gamer Tag cause I do not remember my Windows Live ID, Email or Passcode associated with my 360. Since it is being such as Pain in the ass I am officially done with MS.
I mean why is this so complicated. Why can I not just enter my Gamer Tag why Do I need my Email, my Pass Code or my DNA or Urine Sample.
This is why I am keeping my PS3 cause it is so much simplier to use. I also don't have to worry about upgrading or switching or losing my PSN Account unlike my 360.
So Now I may have lost everything, All of my Achievements, my Gamerscore, & every DLC Add-On I Done. Just cause I don't remember my Email to access my Profile.
So screw MS, I am going to trade in my 360, & about 50 360 GAMES & get me my Final Fantasy LR & My South Park on my PS3.
Its kind of your fault for forgetting your password, but i sympathize and would be incredibly angry myself.
My brother lost his original Xbox name, one i personally liked calling him in game, because like you, he couldn't remember his password for that email. From then on i made it a point to remember it for him, just in case.
I know it sucks because you could easily provide proof of who you are, as i suggested he do while on the phone with MS, but they refuse to accept it. With that i understand your anger and frustration.
I am curious however why you think Sony wouldn't screw you over in the same manner. Not that i'm familiar with PSN myself, outside of making a PSN account in preparation for an eventual PS4 purchase.