1. AymanWP93's Avatar
    Hi fellow developers,

    First of all , i am a young developper. I usually make applications for the Android Platform, but i am also interested in Windows Phone 8 since a long time ago. I upgraded from a Galaxy S2 to the Nokia Lumia 920 last summer ( i also have a Nexus 5 which i use for developping Android applications ).
    And so in the past few months , i continued to develop applications for Android , but i also used the 920 in my daily life (primarly for chatting/listening music/some games) , because my AndroPhone was a bit laggy and full of Beta/Test Applications and . And so with the recent Windows Phone 8.1 update and the rise of WP marketshare, i decided to begin developping some Windows8/Windows Phone8 Applications.

    Which brings us to the real problem !!!
    Since I already had Visual Studio Express , i went to the WP developers website and downloaded the 8.0 SDK ( couldn't download the 8.1 SDK because it requires Visual Studio version 12.2 , and i currently have v12.0 ). I waited for the installation to Finish and after it was done , i got this error message :


    Searched a little bit and it seems i can't use the WP8 Emulator because i have a Core2Duo Processor. Which kind of really sucks, because Hyper-V was one of the main reasons why i bought the Windows 8 Pro Pack ( 80$ ).
    Now i am really disappointed , and it seems that there is no solution to run the Emulator without Hyper-V , and i don't want to use my primary phone as a test device for current projects, it might screw it up ...

    So Does anybody know how i can run WP8 Emulator without having to buy a new Computer ... ?

    P.S : I don't have too much disk space left on my Computer , ~ About 20 Go
    04-16-2014 10:18 AM
  2. hopmedic's Avatar
    The emulator cannot run if the processor doesn't have the capability to run Hyper-V. I have used my daily driver for testing my own apps, and have never had any problems. Apps are sandboxed on the WP platform, so they cannot interact with each other, and can only interact with certain allowed parts of the OS, so there's not really any danger of messing up your phone with a test app.
    xandros9 likes this.
    04-16-2014 02:28 PM
  3. autoclick's Avatar
    I was same you. I don't using emulator I'm using my device lumia 525 to test app
    04-19-2014 09:04 AM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    I also have a Core 2 Duo in my daily driver, so it isn't supported like yours.

    I just deploy to my phone for testing, its fairly simple and apps cant screw anything up other than themselves, but even then nothing remotely catastrophic. Not as quick, but it works.

    I once ran the installer in a VM and it didn't pop up the error. There's no way that's a magic bullet, but I wonder what would happen if it was tried that way.
    04-19-2014 02:15 PM

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