How To Run The Windows Phone Emulator On Windows 8.1

How To Run The Windows Phone Emulator On Windows 8.1
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Inevitably, preview releases break some software, and Windows 8.1 is no exception. Developers building Windows Phone 8 apps may experience problems using the emulator on a Windows 8.1 preview system, but there’s a workaround.

The fix in this instance is to install Visual Studio 2012 Update 3, which fixes the compatibility issue, and a number of other problems associated with Windows 8.1. Hit the Windows Phone Developer blog post for full details on the fix.

Running the Windows Phone Emulator on Windows 8.1 Preview [Windows Phone Developer Blog]


  • Update your dev kit along with your OS?!? Gee that’s crazy talk, surely no dev can work this out.. Because devs are generally pretty bad with basic restart it/update it trouble shooting after all.. Right?

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