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Article ID: 2864215 - Last Review: June 26, 2013 - Revision: 1.0


After you upgrade your computer to Windows 8.1 Preview, you cannot run Windows Phone 8 Software Development Kit (SDK) emulator (XDE.exe) in Microsoft Visual Studio 2012.


To resolve this issue, install Visual Studio 2012 Update 3  ( ) .


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

Applies to
  • Windows Phone Developer Tools
  • Windows 8.1 Preview
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows 8
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2012 for Windows Phone
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Premium 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2012
  • Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2012
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