Develop and publish apps for Windows Store using Windows 7


  • Hello

    I have Windows 7.

    I would like to develop a Windows app and Windows phone app using Visual Studio Express 2013.

    Can I do it in Windows 7 or do I have to develop in Windows 8?


    Friday, April 3, 2015 10:14 PM


  • No, you cannot.

    You need to develop on the same (or newer) version of Windows as the target OS when building Store apps/Windows Phone apps.

    You can develop for Windows Phone 7 on Windows 7, but not any higher version, and not any version of Windows Store apps (they require Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 depending on what version you target).

    I'm a self-taught noob amateur. Please take this into account when responding to my posts or when taking advice from me.

    Saturday, April 4, 2015 10:35 AM