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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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Take a screenshot on Windows Phone 7 [closed]

Is there a way to take a screenshot of the Windows Phone 7? On the iPhone you can press the square button and the power button at the same time to take a screenshot, is there an equivalent action on ...
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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?
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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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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 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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Why do most of my MP3s show up as “unknown artist/album” in the Zune Software?

Just got myself a Windows Phone 7 (WP7) and am trying to sync my MP3s from my computer to my WP7 (via the Zune) feature. So I downloaded the Zune software and pointed it to my MP3 folder and it found ...
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A way to take screenshot of the WP7 app I develop

I want to take a screenshot of the WP7 app I'm developing. Is there a way to take a panorama full view of the app?
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Using Samsung Focus (Windows Phone 7) Phone as Webcam for Windows 7 Computer

I'm running Windows 7 x64 and I bought a Samsung Focus yesterday. I'd really like to use its 5 megapixel camera as a webcam for myself, is there any software out there to do something like this for ...
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How to sync Apple Address Book with WP7 Phone?

I'm on a Mac, how do I sync my Apple Address Book contacts with the contacts on my Windows Phone 7 phone?
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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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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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Change billing country Windows Live / Zune

When I registered my Live account, I had the country set to US - primarily because at the time I was going to explore getting a Zune pass. I never ended up getting it and now want to change my account ...
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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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How to backup Windows Phone 7 apps & data on a Mac?

I'm using a Windows Phone 7 phone, syncing it with my Mac. Is there any way to back it up on the Mac, so that I could restore it to factory settings, then have it automatically reinstall apps and ...
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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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What media formats do I have to use to prevent Zune from having to convert media for Windows Phone?

Zune is able to accept pretty much every media format under the sun, or at least can once someone's installed something like the KLite Codec Pack. However, it does do conversion on your behalf to a ...
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Unable to sync the Zune software with my HTC HD7

I have a brand new HTC HD7 with Windows Phone 7, with no Software installed. I am running on Windows 7 64 bit. Whenever I try to sync my Mobile Device with Zune- I get this message: Can't connect ...
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Windows Phone 7 (Zune) and iPhone (iTunes) on the same machine (Win7)

I currently have an iPhone but was thinking about migrating to the new Windows Phone 7. I have had an iPhone for a long time now and I've invested a lot of time and money into my iTunes music ...
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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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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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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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Can multiple email clients use the same POP3 account?

I have a webmail account with POP3 enabled. I use Microsoft Outlook 2007 with this account, and it works well. However, I'm curious as to what happens when I set up the same POP3 account elsewhere ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Force content discovery with Zune PC software?

I have a PC and a Windows Phone 7. I have downloaded several .mp4 TED talks. I put them in the "My Videos" folder, but Zune isn't adding them to my collection. Thus, I can't figure out how to sync ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Google Calendar and Windows Phone Calendar synchronize [closed]

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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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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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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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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Upgrade of WP7 with Zune on Windows 7N raises error 80072FA

whenever I try to update my Windows phone 7 on Windows 7N with Zune the error 80072fa8 is raised. I tried restarting the System Event Notification Service but avail. It doesn't work.
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Zune Software crash when connecting Windows Phone 7 after regedit changes

When I connect my LG Optimus 7 to my PC with the Zune software, it show me this error: In My PC, I cannot see my device. The only change that I remember in registry editor (with MFC App) are USB ...
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Can I create a manual playlist and add podcasts episodes to it - Zune

I do this in iTunes to create a list of must listen podcasts so that I don't miss them. In Zune, I was not able to create podcast episodes to playlist. Does anybody know how to do this?
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Synchronizing Windows Mobile 6.5 and multiple PCs

I'm supposed to work outside home for a long period of time. I have a home desktop PC with Outlook 2010 synchronized with my PDA. I also have a laptop: both computers run Windows 7. I have the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...