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Is there a way to make the simulator simulate lower end machines?

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  • I have lost the ability to use a Surface RT as a remote machine to test apps after installing VS2013 Update 2.  I am trying to save the hassle of side-loading.  Is there a way to make the simulator simulate machines with slower CPU and less memory (e.g. 2 GB) like Surface RT, Dell Venue 8?  Since an app uses CPU and memory intensively, I have to test it on a low end machine before releasing updates.

    Hong

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:41 AM

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  • Thesimulatorjust simulates inputand sensorsin a remote desktopconnectionback to the localmachine.html,body{padding:0;margin:0;font-family:Verdana,Geneva,sans-serif;background:#fff;}html{font-size:100%}body{font-size:.75em;line-height:1.5;padding-top:1px;margin-top:-1px;}h1{font-size:2em;margin:.67em 0}h2{font-size:1.5em}h3{font-size:1.16em}h4{font-size:1em}h5{font-size:.83em}h6{font-size:.7em}p{margin:0 0 1em;padding:0 .2em}.t-marker{display:none;}.t-paste-container{;left:-10000px;width:1px;height:1px;overflow:hidden}ul,ol{padding-left:2.5em}a{color:#00a}code, pre{font-size:1.23em}
    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6:20 AM
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  • Thesimulatorjust simulates inputand sensorsin a remote desktopconnectionback to the localmachine.html,body{padding:0;margin:0;font-family:Verdana,Geneva,sans-serif;background:#fff;}html{font-size:100%}body{font-size:.75em;line-height:1.5;padding-top:1px;margin-top:-1px;}h1{font-size:2em;margin:.67em 0}h2{font-size:1.5em}h3{font-size:1.16em}h4{font-size:1em}h5{font-size:.83em}h6{font-size:.7em}p{margin:0 0 1em;padding:0 .2em}.t-marker{display:none;}.t-paste-container{;left:-10000px;width:1px;height:1px;overflow:hidden}ul,ol{padding-left:2.5em}a{color:#00a}code, pre{font-size:1.23em}
    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 6:20 AM
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  • Thanks for the elucidation.  In this case, I assume there is no way to simulate any machine other than the host.

    Hong

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:11 AM
  • BTW,  Remote Tools for Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 RC has been released.  My Surface RT is back to action, this is not an issue anymore.

    Hong

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014 3:24 PM