1. thron's Avatar
    My PC is Windows 7, phone Windows 8.

    Went to: Windows Phone Dev Center
    Downloaded: Windows Phone SDK 8.0 Update 3 Emulators

    Got a prompt I need to be running Windows 8 when I went to install...

    Am I correct in understanding I can't take a stab at making my own app, until I upgrade my PC to Windows 8?

    The SDK's for Windows 7 all seem to be only compatible for WP7.
    05-02-2014 11:50 PM
  2. Expression2's Avatar
    The WP 8 SDK has emulators which run on Hyper-V which is only present in Windows 8 Pro
    06-01-2014 07:14 AM
  3. k0de's Avatar
    You need windows 8 pro 64 bit with minimum 4GB RAM. The 32 bit wont work.
    06-01-2014 07:27 AM
  4. Akash Patel's Avatar
    My PC is Windows 7, phone Windows 8.

    Went to: Windows Phone Dev Center
    Downloaded: Windows Phone SDK 8.0 Update 3 Emulators

    Got a prompt I need to be running Windows 8 when I went to install...

    Am I correct in understanding I can't take a stab at making my own app, until I upgrade my PC to Windows 8?

    The SDK's for Windows 7 all seem to be only compatible for WP7.
    you will require Windows 8 pro 64 bit with 4gb ram or more.
    if you plan to run WP emulators you will need Slat Capable machine.
    the processor should have virtualisation technique.
    you can find full info here:
    Windows Phone Emulator for Windows Phone 8
    06-01-2014 08:07 AM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    There is a modded Visual Studio 2012 that will work on Windows 7, but I don't know if it still works. It's somewhere here/or over at XDA-developers.

    The previous one works for 7.8, which I believe will still work on WP8 devices.

    But for the most part if that hack doesn't work, you will need Windows 8 to target Windows Phone 8.
    06-01-2014 02:56 PM

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