You need a Microsoft Id not a Google
Id for Windows 11, if you don't have a Gmail email address
chances are you may not have a Google account/Id.
You also definitely need a new
computer, even my Asus laptop which in late 2016 was a
high-end machine does not meet the Windows 11 requirements.
If your 25-year old keyboard has a
PS2 connector then you also have to find a PS2 to USB
adapter, Amazon is probably the best place for that, a new
PC definitely won't have any more PS2 ports, but you can of
course continue using that keyboard if you like it.
When you buy a
new computer it will boot up to a setup screen and you
can turn on Narrator with the keyboard shortcut
Control + Windows Key + Enter and at that point it is
possible to complete the setup process without sighted
help as long as you are somewhat familiar with
pressing tab and following instructions, at some point
during this process you are then asked to sign in
with your Microsoft account and while you might be
able to create one at that time, it is certainly a lot
easier if you have one and have your login email and
Below is the link
to sign in to or create a Microsoft account, if you
don't have one you definitely have to create one:
On Behalf Of Peter Tesar
Sent: September 13, 2021 6:18 PM
Subject: [WinAccess] Switching to Win 11, a
Google Account & my 18 year old desktop?
My desktop has served me well so I kept putting off the
upgrade. I went with the saying:
if not broken why fix it?
I would love to have the higher speed USB ports but I would
like to keep my 25 year old keyboard.
My question is about a Google Account. I probably have one
but how or when?
A few times now, when signing on to Win 10, I am prompted to
sign on to my Google Account.
I ignore this and continue without any problem.
With Win 11, will I always have to sign on to a google
Will the technician be creating one for me?