3 Replies Latest reply: May 16, 2012 8:04 AM by Martha Mcsherry1
jessica146 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

how do you set up a icloud account it says ^^^^^^^^^^ that when i try to sign with my Apple ID ?


Windows Vista, Icloud
  • 1. Re: This apple ID is valid but is not an icloud acounts
    qetzaq Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)

    Are you using an ...@me.com ID? You cannot use other Apple IDs like ...@somehotmail.com

     

    Here is a tip

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/16339584#16339584

    this is on a mac but maybe it helps to point in the right direction

    https://discussions.apple.com/message/16365361#16365361

  • 2. Re: This apple ID is valid but is not an icloud acounts
    maniac_uk Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi all...

     

    PC user with Windows Vista Service Pack 2...

    Moving from MobileMe account to iCloud...

     

    Logged into MobileMe account no problem...

    Moved to iCloud = "Successful" message on MobileMe...

     

    Downloaded iCloud Control Panel and installed...

    Couldn't sign in... Got message "Apple ID is valid but not an iCloud account"...

    Tried everything, had Chat with Apple Support... very helpful but not solved...

     

    Checked on this thread...

    My solution...

    1. Still keep iCloud Control Panel, do not remove

    2. Login to your MobileMe account and download MobileMe Control Panel

    3. Run MobileMe Control Panel and sign in

    4. MobileMe Control Panel automatically says "migrating..." and automatically starts iCloud Control Panel

    5. Choose setting on iCloud Control Panel and click "Apply"

    6. Click "Done"... NOT Sign out.

    7. Started Internet Explorer (8) and tried to sign in on www.icloud.com... no chance... Connection ERROR...

    (Had this loads of times before and though still a problem) BUT...

    8. Started Safari (windows version) and NO PROBLEM, signed in and all mail etc working...

     

    Hope this helps...  Internet Explorer 8 could be your final problem to signing in...  Not sure about IE9 though.

     

    Keep the faith...

     

    Mike

  • 3. Re: This apple ID is valid but is not an icloud acounts
    Martha Mcsherry1 Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)

    This seemed to solve the problem I was having setting my husband's PC up for iCloud.  Thank you very much!  However, now a box pops up which must be Outlook related.  It wants his user name and password for the server mail.mac.com.  His MobileMe/iCloud user name and password don't seem to satisfy.  Any thoughts here?