August 9, 2013
AMD-V/RVI, Client Hyper-V, ESX, Hyper-V, Hyper-V Platform, Virtualization, VMware, VT-x/EPT, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.0 SDK, Windows Phone Development, Windows Phone SDK
Typically I used to try latest version of Windows on VMWare Player, Workstation or VirtualBox. Recently I was trying to set up a Windows Phone 8.0 development environment inside a VMWare virtual machine.
I tried to enable Hyper-V platform components in my Windows 8.1 Preview Virtual machine. It shows an error.
Hyper-V cannot be installed: A hypervisor is already running
- Unable to use Hyper-V platform inside a Windows 8 virtual machine
- When trying to enable/install Hyper-V in a Windows 8 virtual machine, you will see the above error:
Solution for this problem is to edit your VMware Virtual Machine configuration(.vmx) file in your Windows 8 Virtual machine stored location.
- Switch off/Shutdown your VMware virtual machine
- Edit the corresponding .vmx file
- Append the following entries to the vmx file (verify entry if already exists)
hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = “FALSE”
vhv.enable = “TRUE”
mce.enable = “TRUE”
- Save the changes
- Start your Windows 8 VMware Virtual machine
- Now go to Control Panel –> ‘Programs and Features’ –> Turn windows features on or off
- Viola!, You can now enable ‘Hyper-V Platform’ . Now you can install Windows Phone SDK on your Windows 8 Virtual Machine
VMware Official Knowledgebase Reference Link:
Hope that help you guys with similar problems.
August 2, 2013
.NET, HotFixes, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, Microsoft SDKs, Updates, VisualStudio, VS2012, Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.0 SDK, Windows Phone Development, Windows Phone SDK, Windows Phone Store
Microsoft has released a new Windows Phone SDK 8.0 Update. This update for Windows Phone 8.0.10322 adds four new emulator images to an existing installation of Windows Phone SDK 8.0. This update requires Visual Studio 2012 Update 2. Using this update, you can test how your apps will run on devices that have build 8.0.10322 or higher of Windows Phone 8.
This update adds the following to an existing installation of Windows Phone SDK 8.0:
- New Windows Phone Emulator 8.0 (10322) WVGA
- New Windows Phone Emulator 8.0 (10322) WVGA 512 MB
- New Windows Phone Emulator 8.0 (10322) WXGA
- New Windows Phone Emulator 8.0 (10322) 720p
Note: Windows Phone SDK 8.0 and Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 requires to be installed before this update.
Download: Windows Phone SDK 8.0 Update for Windows Phone 8.0.10322 (an MSI installer of 920MB)
June 26, 2013
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June 13, 2013
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Windows Phone team has released the latest update(v 4.2013.06.11) for Windows Phone Toolkit available through NuGet.
Get it as an NuGet package: https://nuget.org/packages/WPtoolkit/4.2013.06.11
Find what’s new in Release Notes: https://phone.codeplex.com/releases/view/106971
April 2, 2013
KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, Microsoft SDKs, Mobile-Development, Nokia, Nokia Developer, Windows, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 7.8, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.0 SDK, Windows Phone Development, Windows Phone SDK
We all are looking for multiple Windows Phone devices to test our applications. Here is the good news, Nokia came up with a solution for all Nokia Developer program members – “Nokia Developer Remote Drive Access(RDA)” program, through which you can remotely allocate and use a Windows Phone devices for testing purposes. Interesting right?.
It is indeed FREE for all Nokia Developer members.
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The Nokia Developer Remote Device Access (RDA) service is available to all Nokia Developer members (if you don’t have an account, you can create an account for free). You can access the service by using their Nokia Developer logins and passwords.
Each user automatically receives a specific amount of device-usage time per day. The current limit is 8 hours/day.
Here is the link to access Remote Device Access(RDA)
For more details and how to use visit the MSDN blog:
March 31, 2013
.NET, Channel9, Community, Direct3D, DirectX, KnowledgeBase, Microsoft, Microsoft SDKs, Misc, MSDN, VisualStudio, VS2012, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 8 apps development, Windows Phone, Windows Phone 8, Windows Phone 8.0 SDK, Windows Phone Development, Windows Phone SDK, Windows Store Development
Microsoft has released a Visual Studio 3D Starter kit sample project which would essentially help the developers to create 3D Games or apps using Visual Studio 2012 and Windows Phone 8.0 SDK or Windows SDK.
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[Quoting from Visual Studio Code gallery and official blog]
This sample contains the starting point for a basic game for Windows Store and Windows Phone, a “Starter Kit” which provides support for consuming runtime assets produced by the VS tools. This includes loading and rendering assets (meshes, textures and shaders).
This sample demonstrates several features of Visual Studio useful in game development. It contains the starting point for a basic Direct3D game that shares code between Windows Store and Windows Phone 8.
To make the most of the Starter Kit for Windows Phone 8, you’ll need to have Visual Studio Professional 2012 installed plus Windows Phone 8.0 SDK, and you’ll need to install Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 CTP 3 (it has a fix needed to package the app correctly for Windows Phone 8).
How to get the Starter Kit: Are you ready to begin your own DirectX coding adventure? Download the Starter Kit from http://aka.ms/vs3dkit.
If you’re using one of the Visual Studio Express 2012 products, you can find platform specific versions of the Starter Kit at http://aka.ms/vs3dkitwin for Windows 8 and at http://aka.ms/vs3dkitphone for Windows Phone 8.
Get Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit
Read more about Visual Studio 3D Starter Kit from official blogs below: