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can't erase MBR of microsd card

I have a microsd that has been used in a windows phone 8.1 phone, I read here and there that I have to erase the MBR of the sd to use it with the pc and other devices. the card seems to work well in ...
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Office 365 Account with Windows Phone 8.1

A few months ago, I started transitioning from using Google gmail, calendar, etc. to using a purchased Office 365 for small business premium account. I thought that I'd give Windows Phone 8.1 a try ...
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Error 1 File 'Windows.props' not found. Visual Studio 2013 Premium

I'm getting the error Error 1 File 'Windows.props' not found. every time I try to build a JS Store app (Windows, Windows Phone or Universal). I've been getting this error ever since i installed the ...
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How to block locking(itself) device in Windows Phone [closed]

I do not want to my Nokia Lumia 820 ever lock itself. How to achieve that?
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Where are the incompatible files on a windows phone 8 device stored?

I transferred a flv file through bluetooth to my Lumia 520 with windows phone 8 OS. But after the transfer was succesfully completed, I came to know that, this extension cannot be played on my device. ...
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How to use DrawingBrush in Resource Dictionary in Windows Phone 8 Project

I am doing conversion of SVG to XAML from Expression Design 4. I want to use this XAML in Windows Phone project as Resource dictionary. But when i use this XMAL, i am getting error on Drawing brush ...
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Can't run Hyper-V after changing to SSD

I swapped out my HDD for a Samsung 840 EVO SSD, and migrated my OS using Samsung's Data Migration Program. I had Visual Studio 2013 installed with the Windows Phone SDK 8.0, and I was able to run all ...
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How to enable Hyper-V in Windows 8

I've got a Windows 8 (not .1, not Pro; OEM with a Lenovo Z580 laptop), which I want to use for WP8 development. I've read this and this, and a few more articles. I have enabled in BIOS what looks ...
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Advice on Dev Laptop (Lenovo W530) for Mobile Development

I am ordering a Lenovo W530. It is going to be used mainly for mobile (iOS, Android & Win Phone) and backend development. A lot of VMWare virtual machines of course. But not over 2 concurrent ...
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Windows Phone 8 not interfacing with Zune software

I just got a Lumia 521 with Windows Phone 8 and am trying to get the device to work with the Zune software on my PC. I still have my Windows Phone 7 device, and the new one is not working the same ...
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What can I do with a Bluetooth connection between Windows Phone and Surface Pro?

I have both an HTC Windows Phone 8x and a Surface Pro, each of course with Windows 8. Both of them I log in using my same Microsoft Live account. I can manage to get my phone connected to the surface ...
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OneNote synchronisation phone <-> computer

I have OneNote installed on my HTC8S and on my laptop with Windows 8. In both I'm logged into the same account (my personal outlook.com account) and I want to synchronize my notes between them. I ...
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Accessing windows phone 7.5 local data without using zune

How can I access the local phone contents on a Windows Phone 7.5 (Samsung Omnia W) without connecting the Zune? Is it possible to tweak the Windows Registry to do the same? Please help me.
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Where does this toolbar button exist in the menu?

I really try to avoid the mouse, but the toolbar drop-down that switches your Windows Phone Emulator target doesn't seem to have a corresponding menu item. Does anyone know where it is?
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Using my VPS as a proxy server

I have a VPS which is running windows XP SP3 on it. I want to connect from my home PC to the internet through it. How can I configure a private proxy for this purpose? (sorry I couldn't find a way ...
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Can not uninstall Windows Phone 8 SDK from Windows 8.1

Recently, I had updated my Windows 8 to 8.1, and got some errors with Windows Phone 8 SDK (I could not run unit tests). The problem is that on Windows 8 I had installed WP 8 SDK with Russian language ...
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Windows Phone sync error when syncing with iTunes on different Hard Drive

I have my iTunes library file on a separate hard drive (which I believe may be the cause of the problem) and I have been trying to use it to synchronize with my Windows Phone. I would like to first ...
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Where are Nokia Music playlists stored in WP8? [closed]

I have a bit of a mystery to solve. I just bought a Nokia Lumia 820 and set it up. I installed Nokia Music and connected my Windows Live account and Gmail to the phone. When I launched Nokia Music it ...
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Move Windows Phone contacts from phone to Outlook

I've managed to get contacts from my old phone to a new Windows Phone (I know, it's a work phone) via Bluetooth. Now I can see the contacts under "People", but I want to move them to Outlook, so they ...
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Synchronize Outlook RSS feeds and a Windows phone

I use Outlook desktop for reading my feeds. I would like to sync these feeds in order to check them on my windows phone, Nokia lumia 620.
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How can I create a wifi network around my windows 7 laptop so my windows phone can connect to it?

I have a wired connection to my laptop but no wifi. I have tried creating a wifi network in the manner suggested here http://lifehacker.com/5369381/turn-your-windows-7-pc-into-a-wireless-hotspot but - ...
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Use Windows Phone 8 internet connection on desktop trough USB or Bluetooth

I would like to use Windows Phone 8 internet connection on my desktop computer, it doesn't have wireless network card so I can't use phone's wireles access point. So only other options are Bluetooth ...
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Internet connection issues after installing Windows Phone 8 SDK

first of all I must admit, that I'm not good in all this network stuff. I am using Windows 8 OS. On my laptop (Lenovo G570) I have installed Windows Phone 8 SDK and shortly after this I started ...
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Running Hyper-V and VMWare together

I have two virtualization software on one of my laptops which is dedicated to Windows 8 development. A VMWare for generic virtualization and the Windows 8 like Hyper-V for the WP8 SDK. ...
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What are the repercussions of changing the password on a Microsoft Account?

I sign into Windows 8 with the same account as on my Windows Phone. I read the warnings that if I renamed my account to an outlook.com one, that I would have to do a hard reset on my phone and set it ...
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Can Windows 8 applications run on Windows Phone 8 [closed]

The windows 8 app development tecnology sugessted is very similar to WP7 development. They both based on the Silverlight technology. So the question is from now can we use a single application for ...
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Metro or Modern UI? [closed]

In the previews of Windows 8 everyone was talking about Metro and since a few weeks ago it's called Modern UI. Why the change and should I stop using the term Metro?
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How to upgrade to WDDM 1.1 on Intel-R--82945G-Express-Chipset-Family--Microsoft-Corporation

My Desktop PC is having Intel-R--82945G-Express-Chipset-Family--Microsoft-Corporation with WDDM 1.0 Ii need to upgrade it to WDDM 1.1 for Windows Phone 7 emulator to work. With the present WDDM 1.0, ...
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Adding a Microsoft Exchange 2010 account to my Windows Phone 7.5 mobile (Nokia Lumia 800) without trusted certificate [closed]

I have problems in creating an account on my Nokia Lumia 800 (OS version: 7.10.8773.98, of course with Windows Phone 7.1 mounted with all updates) to one of my company's Microsoft Exchange 2010 ...
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Windows Phone Emulator not listed as testing device

I have just installed Windows Phone Developer Tools on this machine which had Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate already installed. As soon as the installation completed and I created a new project, I ...
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539 views

Syncing Windows Phone 7 and Computer

For unknown reasons, my phone will not sync via Zune. I have asked on Microsoft Answers and the response is slow and useless! All software (phone and Zune) are up to date. I plug my phone into my ...
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Is there a way to tell windows phone upload Camera Roll pictures to SkyDrive via wifi only?

I'm a newbie on Windows Phone, I spent time on iOS and Android before and use the instant upload feature as well. I found that on the Windows Phone, there's an option to upload Camera Roll pictures ...
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WP7 Contact sync with live does not work without “touching” the contact

I connected my WP7 with my Live account, in order to Sync the contacts. By the way these contacts comes from a GMail account, but I don't think it is strictly a problem. Apparently none of the ...
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Can you wirelessly sync a Windows 7 phone (HTC Trophy) without leaving it plugged in to charge for 15 mins?

The only way I know of to sync my HTC Trophy wirelessly is to plug it in to the wall to charge, after which it will automatically sync after X number of minutes. However, most of the time I want to ...
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Windows Phone 7 Emulator is very long to load

I have the Windows Phone 7.1 SDK on my computer with Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate. I have developped an application but when I want to start it in emulator, it takes about 2 hours to load it, and it's ...
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Google Calendar and Windows Phone Calendar synchronize [on hold]

I have one called "Family calender". I can add and access them on "Desktop Computer" "Windows Phone 1" "Windows Phone 2" But even if I have synchronized all items, on Windows Phone 7 the meetings ...
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How to Sync photos from SkyDrive to iPhoto

I'm running OSX (Lion) as my home computer, and use iPhoto ('11) for photo management. Windows Phone 7.5 automatically uploads photos to SkyDrive when taken - and I'd like to automatically sync these ...
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BSOD Error When Running Windows Phone Emulator

I am getting a BSOD Error when Running Windows Phone 7.1 Emulator on Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Each time I run the Emulator, it Results in Blue Screen. This is a Fresh Install, This Error also ...
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Can a PC connect to more than one Windows Phone 7 device simultaneously?

Can a PC connect to more than one Windows Phone 7 device simultaneously? If so, how?
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How do I change the Windows Phone reserved space and other content?

I have bought a Windows Phone and I love it. It reserves some space for other content. When I saw it the first time. It was just a few hundred MB. And it was for documents and other stuffs. Now it's ...
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Installing Windows Phone SDK 7.1 in Windows 8 Developer Preview

Is it possible to install the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 on Windows 8 Developer Preview? I am planning to test Windows 8 on my main machine.
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How to get photos out of a windows phone 7 device as a Mac user?

I just got a new Nokia Lumia 800 with wp7 mango. Overall the device and os look and feel pretty good but there is one major problem: I can't transfer the pictures I've taken with it to my mac. I've ...
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How to download music in Zune

I want to buy music in the Zune Marketplace . But when searching, I never get results regarding music only video. Any idea how to find something? I've tried "Goldengel Ambient" to search and I can ...
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Zune software not recognizing attached WP7

When Zune software is already started and I attach my phone, Zune never recognizes that I've attached it. However, when I close Zune software and attach my phone, it launches Zune automatically and it ...
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Windows phone not recognized

I upgraded my Dell Venue Pro on someone else's computer and since then I'm unable to get it to be recognized by my own computer. Its a T-mobile version operator-unlocked developer-unlocked device and ...
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What font is used on Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8?

What font is used for the interface in Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8? Is this font free to use?
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How do I sync purchased apps from the Zune client to my phone?

I have just finished setting up a Samsung Omnia 7 with the Zune client on Windows 7. The phone works great, and I can sync music, videos and pictures from my PC to the phone using the Zune client. I ...
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Zune software and Podcast management

Is there anyone out there that has played enough with Zune software to know how it manages podcasts? In particular, how do get the Zune software to delete podcasts that have been listened to? What ...
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Synchronizing personal contacts in Outlook/WP6

I have a Windows Phone 6.5 device (HTC HD2) and I wanted to synchronize it with my PC's Outlook 2010 via WMDC. The "problem" is that my Outlook, more than having a lcal list of personal contacts, ...
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Windows Phone 7 - How to download SMS (text) messages to disk

I need to download some text messages (including date and time and sender information) on my WP7 phone, on to my desktop computer. Is there defined way?