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Windows Phone 7 emulator now available, we give it a spin

22 March, 2010 | Read the news | Post your comment
Windows Phone 7 emulator now available, we give it a spin - read the full textIf you are eager to test the new Windows Phone 7 and can't wait until its official launch, there is now a way to do that. Microsoft have released an emulator which gives let's you try out their latest mobile OS straight from your PC. A standard Windows Phone 7 bin-file comes with the dev kit,...


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The windows phone emulator start,search and back button does not work!!!!!!!!


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  • 2012-02-27 16:55
  • KIJa

does not work as standalone file in win7 64bit

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  • 2011-03-26 11:14
  • mg}q

Same problem here ... followed the above instructions to the letter,
but nothing happens at all.

Have I installed 3GB worth of Microsoft VS developer tools for nothing?!?

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  • 2011-02-02 22:15
  • 3Jbq

> In reply to ludiaribar @ 2010-10-17 15:36 from n2Z{ - click to readThis doesn't work on Windows 7 64, which I use. Is there a way to test my windows 7?

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  • 2010-11-02 07:33
  • QPVU

I click the shortcut and nothing happens? what am i doing wrong?? the targwet path is correct....

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  • 2010-10-28 14:25
  • i85f

The above suggested steps did not work for me. Using Windows 7 x64. Tried changing WM70Full.bin to WM70C1.en-US.bin and placing it in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Phone\v7.0\Emulation\Images (renaming the file already in there) - got a message "Windows Phone emulator is doing a complete OS boot" ... now just waiting

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  • 2010-10-17 15:36
  • n2Z{

How long do I have to wait after clicking the shortcut?

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  • 2010-05-04 04:12
  • nxBP
  • Kemal Serkan YILDIRI
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I did all of things that you write. But there is an error.

Cannot open file

What can I do ?

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  • 2010-03-28 21:47
  • p2PZ

I'll just upgrade my current windows to w7 no probs. i'll do it between rubs!

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  • 2010-03-25 17:42
  • mCSY

HD2 cant have W7

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  • 2010-03-25 09:16
  • iLYs

Cant wait. My HTC HD 2 has been waiting on this :)

Windows 7 and the HD 2 unbeatable combo!!!

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  • 2010-03-23 15:42
  • mCSY

> In reply to FireDragon @ 2010-03-22 14:11 from sUvD - click to readwhat? This is a real OS, unlike some vanilla made out of the box overhyped piece of crap such as a fruit company and that other one from that internet company.

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  • 2010-03-23 11:43
  • IaHa

How to download Microsoft's Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone CTP in an offline mode?

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  • 2010-03-23 09:41
  • PPY%

Okay instead of all the run around that the instructions give you just click on the bin file once you've extracted and it will ask you to select a program to open with.. just navigate to the XDE.exe file and click that then viola thats it!

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  • 2010-03-23 02:17
  • 4xaM

I get an error saying it cannot load WM70Full-.bin... the emulator loads up it just won't load the bin file and its in the right spot i've checked the path numerous times... what am i doing wrong.. its in my (x86) folder..??

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  • 2010-03-23 02:10
  • 4xaM

checked it few days ago. ui is nice, but system us poorly functional.

what's more - windows phone appears to be phone system, not the smartphone...

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  • 2010-03-23 02:02
  • TjE8

runs slow!

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  • 2010-03-23 00:06
  • utnM

The article comment 'more than perfect' about the performance shouldnt be made when emulating o mobile's os on a pc. The UI looks nice though.

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  • 2010-03-22 22:21
  • nm8M

Looks prety promissing. Works really really slow on a core2duo with 4 gigs of ram.. i don't know what's the deal with the emulator, but I really look forward to see it in action on a real handset. Nice work this time MS! Untill then, i'll feast my eyes/hands with "Rachael" ;)

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  • 2010-03-22 21:09
  • LaAd

it doesn't work, says:"C:\Program Files\Microsoft XDE\1.0\XDE.exe" is not valid . make sure the path and filename are correct

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  • 2010-03-22 20:55
  • La59

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