Son has sent me a message to subscribe to his photo album while he is on
I click on the subscribe link, and it wants my Apple ID. To get an Apple
ID, it appears I have to have an iSomething. I don't.
Is there any way of getting an Apple ID, or some way round this?
All the rest of the family just use Windows/Android.
But during the process, everything Windows seemed to conspire against me
Then tea was declared.
I thought I had confirmed the Apple ID, allowed the W10, AV, Browser
and VMWare updates to happen, then it came back with a login screen.
On entering the email and password, it said that I have to use the login
with an iOS or OSx device to set it up before using the iCloud login for
I've given up for tonight, but will start again tomorrow.
I too have tried this but gave up at this point. Even if you can get it
working now, at some future point it is bound to stop working due to
some improvement either at Apple or Windows. Then you have to spend
another few hours finding out how to get it working again. Life's too
Here is where I have got to:
My emails, including the one from my son, come in via Turnpike on a
virtual 32-bit W7 machine. In trying to set up the Apple ID, I used
Firefox in the VM.
On checking today, it appears I have registered an Apple ID and today,
unlike last night, I can get to the management screen.
I then tried logging in and going to "Manage" in the 64-bit W10 host
machine. This appears to have worked.
When I try to look at his photo album in either OS, I get the following
"iCloud Photo Sharing is not available for this device".
I think I'll give up unless anyone can suggest a magic way forward.
You are probably right.
When we had a computer related business, my big strength was in the
testing, as I excelled at making stupid mistakes that would uncover
hidden obscure bugs that the software writers had missed.
I was moderately good then with the diagnostics in analysing whereabouts
the problems were.
But, "iCloud Photo Sharing is not available for this device" isn't
exactly a helpful message.
I'm trying one last pass through the various instructions and have
reached the stage where a restart is called for, so I'll post this and
It reminds me of when I wanted to join a TomTom forum, so I could
complain about the wrong directions that lorry drivers using the devices
followed, and ended up trying to drive through our living room.
TomTom Forums needed my device serial number to register, but since I
didn't have a TomTom, this was impossible. Another kind of Catch-22
On Thursday, 16 May 2019 14:10:00 UTC+1, Davey wrote:
I'm not sure why yuo didnlt try migration assistant first,
from the apllications/utilities folder.
The n you can select thin gs to copy or not to copy over, it doesn't give you detailed options but things like photos, apps, documents, network setting, desktop etc.
Personly I'd forget about using icloud to start with, unless you had the PC set up with it previously.
A friend that uses my Macmini for backup and uploading to youtube
complained that copying videos from photos to the desktop was tacking ages 30 mins plus.
What he was doing was copying videos from photos to the desktop of his icloud account, rather than the computer desktop, he was also backing up his ipad and iphone to his icloud account that was full.
Well I can understand that, some componies don;t want comments from people that don't use their products.
On 16/05/2019 10:39, The Natural Philosopher wrote:
Apple have built a secure walled garden around their sharing service,
intended for families, er, iFamilies.
Your son should be able to post snaps to other services on his device.
or wait until he comes home - which is what we used to wait for in the
old days, the slide show ...
He seems to have largely reverted to email so I now have quite a few
pictures and a video he took of the bear opening the door of the pickup
truck next door, climbing in and emerging with packet of crisps it had
found. Today he is in the Smoky Mountains.
I remember slide shows. Ages to set up, the smell of hot dust on the
lamp and, ultimately, tedium.
On 16/05/2019 19:07, The Marquis Saint Evremonde wrote:
"Turn on iCloud Photos
Download iCloud for Windows.
Open iCloud for Windows.
Next to Photos, click Options.
Select iCloud Photo Library.
Click Done, then click Apply.
Turn on iCloud Photos on all of your Apple devices.
You can also choose to use My Photo Stream and iCloud Photo Sharing
(Shared Albums), and customize the location of your upload and download
When you turn on iCloud Photos on your PC, My Photo Stream is turned off
automatically. If you want to send new photos to your devices that don't
use iCloud Photos, you can turn My Photo Stream back on."
Now assuming the uploader has already done the iCloud apple devices bit,
the PC bit ought to work.
 although in the same way as many iThink things are ought to work -
i.e. quite possibly not at at all or badly.
At this stage, it asks for Username and Password.
Enter them and it says "Cannot Sign In. Your Apple ID must be used to
setup iCloud on an iOS or OSX device before you can use iCloud for
I have tested what happens if I enter the wrong password here. It says
Incorrect Password as expected.
This is basically where I have got to many times, and why I gave up.
I only revisited it because I know John is trying to help.
In both the real and virtual machines' Start Menu I now have an iCloud
Clicking this brings up a Download and Upload icon in what appears to be
a subfolder of This PC. I can drag and drop into either of these
folders, but can't make head or tail of whether the file has gone
I really must stop wasting any more time on this!
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