What ho one and all,

A neighbour has up-graded his computer and very kindly 'donated' his HP Pavilion 23 All In One to me. He has removed all his data and I need to set up W8.1 again by running through the various screens.

I have come to the screen that asks for an e-mail address but the wording implies that I need an MS or Skype account. i don't want an MS account or e-mail address as I already have a gmail one.

I have not tried my gmail address in the relevant box, but feel certain that it will not work. If it does not accept gmail, how do I proceed?

Thanks and toodle pip