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  • Question

  • Are Windows Phone applications supposed to installed on Windows 8.1 Pro?   The 8.1 Start menu includes the Store application, but most of the apps I need to install refuse to install and insist that they need a Windows Phone account.

    Will

    Sunday, July 6, 2014 7:40 AM

Answers

    • Edited by britishdhez Monday, July 7, 2014 3:10 AM
    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Monday, July 7, 2014 5:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Wednesday, July 16, 2014 9:57 AM
    Monday, July 7, 2014 3:09 AM
  • Each device processor has it's own architecture (a set of instructions that is supported by a processor), referred by a unique name. So, in the case of desktop, the architecture is x86 (or x86-64). In the case of phones, it's ARM (Advanced RISC Machines) architecture. Hence, the apps developed for Windows Phone will not be able to run in Windows desktop, and so you're seeing the error message.

    Hence, as britishdhez says, you can use the phone emulator. The emulator emulates the ARM architecture in the desktop PC, so Windows Phone apps will run on the emulator without any issues.


    Balaji Kundalam

    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Wednesday, July 16, 2014 9:57 AM
    Monday, July 7, 2014 3:20 AM

All replies

  • Something like this?

    http://techcrunch.com/2011/09/05/windows-phone-apps-windows-8/


    Arnav Sharma | http://arnavsharma.net/ Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Monday, July 7, 2014 5:03 AM
    Sunday, July 6, 2014 10:09 AM
  • That article summarizes my question.   So when will there be a way to run Windows Phone apps on the Windows 8.x desktop?

    Will

    Sunday, July 6, 2014 7:32 PM
    • Edited by britishdhez Monday, July 7, 2014 3:10 AM
    • Proposed as answer by arnavsharma Monday, July 7, 2014 5:03 AM
    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Wednesday, July 16, 2014 9:57 AM
    Monday, July 7, 2014 3:09 AM
  • Each device processor has it's own architecture (a set of instructions that is supported by a processor), referred by a unique name. So, in the case of desktop, the architecture is x86 (or x86-64). In the case of phones, it's ARM (Advanced RISC Machines) architecture. Hence, the apps developed for Windows Phone will not be able to run in Windows desktop, and so you're seeing the error message.

    Hence, as britishdhez says, you can use the phone emulator. The emulator emulates the ARM architecture in the desktop PC, so Windows Phone apps will run on the emulator without any issues.


    Balaji Kundalam

    • Marked as answer by Michael_LS Wednesday, July 16, 2014 9:57 AM
    Monday, July 7, 2014 3:20 AM