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using a 360 to setup live acount and than recovering to xbox

I thought I was getting a good deal getting a xbox live gold 12 month starter kit on clearance for $25 and could use that to renew my original xbox live account and get off the $5.99 month to month. little did I know there are 2 flavors of live, xbox and xbox360 and the code on 12 month card wont renew or setup new accont on original xbox. I called microsoft xbxox support and tech told me I could use the card to setup a new account using a friends xbox360 and than go on my xbox and got thru account recovery and it would install on there and be invalid on friends 360. does this sound feasible? it seemed kinda janky to me, but if others have done this, please advise. thanks


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