How do i run an app designed for Windows 8 on Windows 7?

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  1. lifanus

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    Windows Phone 8 SDK downloaded from Microsoft requires windows 8 environment to install...

    I have windows 7 64bit, is there a way for windows 7 to run an app in "compatibility mode for Windows 8"?
     
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  3. ViRGE

    ViRGE Elite Member, Moderator Emeritus

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    Negative. It probably needs the Metro hooks in Win8 for part of its work, which isn't something that can be replicated in Win7.
     
  4. lifanus

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    Ahh, thanks for the info.. Guess it's time to update
     
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    corkyg Elite Member<br>Super Moderator <br>Peripherals
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    You can always try it and see. If it doesn't work, then update.
     
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    JackMDS Super Moderator<BR>Elite Member
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    The SDK is using Windows 8 hypervisor to emulate/virtualise Windows phone 8 machines.

    Win 7 does not have Win 8 hypervisor.



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