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[UWP]Building Windows 10 UWP app on Windows 8.1 or Windows 2012 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Is it possible to build windows 10 UWP app on windows 8.1 or 2012

    Will installing the Windows 10 SDK on them suffice?

    Thanks,

    Aviad


    • Edited by Barry Wang Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:55 AM title tag
    Wednesday, March 9, 2016 1:58 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    The Universal Windows App Development tools come with emulators that you can use to see how your app looks on different devices. If you want to use these emulators, you need to install this software on a physical machine. The physical machine must run Windows 8.1 (x64) Professional edition or higher, and have a processor that supports Client Hyper-V and Second Level Address Translation (SLAT). The emulators cannot be used when Visual Studio is installed on a virtual machine.

    Here is the list of software that you need:

    • Windows 10

    • Visual Studio 2015. Make sure that the Universal Windows App Development Tools are selected from the optional features list. Without these tools, you won't be able to create your universal apps.

    After installing this software, you need to enable your Windows 10 device for development. (You no longer need a developer license for each Windows 10 device.)

    Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 support

    If you choose to develop Universal Windows apps with Visual Studio 2015 on a platform other than Windows 10, these are the restrictions:

    • Windows 8.1: You can’t run the app locally (only on a remote Windows 10 device). You can use the emulators in Visual Studio, but not the simulator.

    • Windows 7: You can’t run the app locally (only on a remote Windows 10 device). You can’t use the emulators or the simulator in Visual Studio either.


    • Edited by Azat Tazayan Wednesday, March 9, 2016 3:57 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Azat Tazayan Friday, March 11, 2016 10:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by Barry Wang Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:04 AM
    Wednesday, March 9, 2016 3:57 PM
  • @Aviad,

    In short, I don't think you can do that. If you want to develop a UWP app please install a Windows 10 machine.

    Best regards,

    Barry


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    • Proposed as answer by Azat Tazayan Friday, March 11, 2016 10:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by Barry Wang Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:04 AM
    Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:54 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    The Universal Windows App Development tools come with emulators that you can use to see how your app looks on different devices. If you want to use these emulators, you need to install this software on a physical machine. The physical machine must run Windows 8.1 (x64) Professional edition or higher, and have a processor that supports Client Hyper-V and Second Level Address Translation (SLAT). The emulators cannot be used when Visual Studio is installed on a virtual machine.

    Here is the list of software that you need:

    • Windows 10

    • Visual Studio 2015. Make sure that the Universal Windows App Development Tools are selected from the optional features list. Without these tools, you won't be able to create your universal apps.

    After installing this software, you need to enable your Windows 10 device for development. (You no longer need a developer license for each Windows 10 device.)

    Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 support

    If you choose to develop Universal Windows apps with Visual Studio 2015 on a platform other than Windows 10, these are the restrictions:

    • Windows 8.1: You can’t run the app locally (only on a remote Windows 10 device). You can use the emulators in Visual Studio, but not the simulator.

    • Windows 7: You can’t run the app locally (only on a remote Windows 10 device). You can’t use the emulators or the simulator in Visual Studio either.


    • Edited by Azat Tazayan Wednesday, March 9, 2016 3:57 PM
    • Proposed as answer by Azat Tazayan Friday, March 11, 2016 10:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by Barry Wang Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:04 AM
    Wednesday, March 9, 2016 3:57 PM
  • @Aviad,

    In short, I don't think you can do that. If you want to develop a UWP app please install a Windows 10 machine.

    Best regards,

    Barry


    We are trying to better understand customer views on social support experience, so your participation in this interview project would be greatly appreciated if you have time. Thanks for helping make community forums a great place.
    Click HERE to participate the survey.

    • Proposed as answer by Azat Tazayan Friday, March 11, 2016 10:59 AM
    • Marked as answer by Barry Wang Tuesday, March 15, 2016 10:04 AM
    Thursday, March 10, 2016 8:54 AM