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Is Windows Phone 8.1 development supported on a device running Windows 7.

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  • Hello,

    I installed Visual Studio 2013 Community Edition on my device running Windows 7 and I need to develop app for Windows Phone 8.1,

    As per this link it suggest that device running Windows 7 is supported for WP 8.1 development

    https://dev.windowsphone.com/en-us/oem?contentName=docs%2FGetting_Started%2FPreparing_for_Windows_Phone_development

    but when I do File->New Project, I can't see Windows Phone template, Is there anything else to be installed to start development.

    Thanks in advance.



    Saturday, April 11, 2015 1:18 PM

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  • Windows 8.1 is required for Windows Phone 8.1 app development.

    The page you linked is for OEM hardware developers, not for Windows Phone app development.

    • Marked as answer by Dishant Shah Saturday, April 11, 2015 3:36 PM
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 1:40 PM
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  • I think your only option on windows 7 is to develop an app using the windows phone 7.1 sdk.

    You would be using the windows phone express 2010 for development

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27570

    • Edited by Ken Tucker Saturday, April 11, 2015 2:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by Dishant Shah Saturday, April 11, 2015 3:36 PM
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 2:29 PM

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  • Windows 8.1 is required for Windows Phone 8.1 app development.

    The page you linked is for OEM hardware developers, not for Windows Phone app development.

    • Marked as answer by Dishant Shah Saturday, April 11, 2015 3:36 PM
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 1:40 PM
    Owner
  • I think your only option on windows 7 is to develop an app using the windows phone 7.1 sdk.

    You would be using the windows phone express 2010 for development

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=27570

    • Edited by Ken Tucker Saturday, April 11, 2015 2:30 PM
    • Marked as answer by Dishant Shah Saturday, April 11, 2015 3:36 PM
    Saturday, April 11, 2015 2:29 PM