I was worried having an old non-email Apple ID with converting my ID to something else.
I had to setup an email account and verify that, then change to new ID using email address, and also change password.
I found this helpful - http://www.apple.com/support/appleid/
iCloud: If you can’t sign in to icloud.com
- Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista (Service Pack 2 or later)
- iCloud Control Panel 1.0
- iTunes 10.5
- Outlook 2007 or 2010 (recommended for Contacts and Calendar)
- Safari 5.1.1 or Internet Explorer 8 or later (for Bookmarks)
Learn how to recover your Apple ID or password, update your account information, and more.
- See the frequently asked questions below to learn more about signing up for and using an iCloud account.
An Apple ID is the email address you use as a login for just about everything you do with Apple, including using iCloud to store your content, buying songs from the iTunes Store, and downloading apps ...
Thanks for the detailed research, it's appreciated.
But I already have Windows 7, iTunes 10.5 and iCloud 1.0 installed.
It appears that we can't access iCloud if you ONLY have iTunes on Windows.
I found on this tidbit interesting in this link:
Note: To create an iCloud account you need an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch with iOS 5, or a Mac with OS X Lion v10.7.2.
I don't see anything there about creating an iCloud account using iTunes/iCloud on Windows only.
Hopefully, Apple will fix this with the next version of iCloud or sooner.