Download Windows Phone 8 SDK (WP8) - Web and Offline/ISO Version


As mentioned in yesterday’s Windows Phone 8 launch event, Microsoft publicly released the WP8 SDK for developers. You can now build apps targeting Windows Phone 8 devices. You will be also able to program for Windows Phone 7 devices in Visual Studio 2012 now.

 

In this post, I am sharing the downloadable links of both web and offline ISO versions. Go through the System Requirements first before downloading and installing it.

 

System Requirements

Before going to the next steps to download the Windows Phone 8 SDK, you should check out the below System Requirements first:

 

System Supported Base
Processor x64 based (64-bit) Processor
RAM 4 GB (Recommended)
Free space Minimum 4 GB hard disk space
Operating System 64-bit Windows 8 or higher

 

 

Windows Phone 8 Emulator will be installed if your processor supports Second Level Address Translation (SLAT) in Windows 8 or higher system.

 

When you try to run a Windows Phone 8 project in Windows Phone 8 Emulator and if your system is not enabled for Hyper-V, you will be automatically prompted by the system to enable the Hyper-V. Enabling it will restart your system.

 

Download Windows Phone 8 SDK

Windows Phone 8 SDK brings you an environment to build phone applications targeting Windows Phone 7.1 and Windows Phone 8 OS in Windows 8. That means you can now develop applications for both Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 using Visual Studio 2012 in 64-bit Windows 8 environment.

 

Make sure that you are installing this SDK in 64-bit Windows 8 system. Check out the system requirements for further details. You can download WP8 SDK from below:

You can chose any one of the above installer from the above list to install the Windows Phone 8 SDK. Note that, if your system doesn’t support Windows Phone 8 Emulator, you can still develop WP8 applications.

 

So, enjoy building your Windows Phone 7.5 and Windows Phone 8.0 applications in Visual Studio 2012 in Windows 8 x64 bit system.


24 comments

  1. Why can't we use the WP 8 SDK in Windows 7 ???

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  2. can we use wp8sdk on 32bit win8 ???

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  3. No. WP8SDK is only intended to run on a 64 bit machine of Win 8 Pro or higher.

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  4. Has second link of ISO file worked for anyone? It gives me really weared error message, each time I try to install. I could see Windows Phone 8 SDK in Add/Remove programs in control panel. But installation gets failed. Is there an alternative for online SDK installation?

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  5. @Manoj, That is working fine here. Can you tell me your system details?

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  6. Having a issue with installing the phone 8 sdk to programfiles .. the default trying to install to programfiles x86 and not giving me the option to change it.

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  7. It installs in the x86 folder itself. Go with the default installation.

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  8. Just to be sure.. I install it to the default x86 even on windows 8 pro x64

    I heard somewhere that if I install stuff to the x86 folder it wont utilize the x64 is this just not true and could install anything to the x86 like say assassins creed 3 and still get the maximum out of it?
    thanks for the quick respose btw I just built this pc and bought win8 pro and vis studio 2012 pro and am trying to correct the whole invalid pointer error I had with phone 8 sdk emulator it worked the first load but now wont load the latest emulator

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  9. I didn't hear it though. Go with default installation. It will not create any problem. Just checked in my PC. It also installed in the x86 folder though I am using 64 bit OS.

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  10. MS wants people to buy their windows 8, and get the market share. That's why they require win8. There is no technical reason not to release windows phone 8 SDK on windows 7.

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  11. What kind of S4!t is this? Microsoft will never go anywhere with their constant restrictions! I'm really starting to get sick of this. They just don't want to accept that no one wants to update to Windows 8 because it sucks!!!!

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  12. hi,

    where can i download the german iso of the WP8 SDK?

    Thanks

    Rainer

    Rainer@Borchmann.de

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  13. Hi,

    Thank you very much... I was suffering from the web-installer. Thank you again for the links.

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  14. i installed from the link u gave. It is not working. windows phone design view is not displaying anything. it is showing error. Unhandled Exception error in design view.

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    1. That could be an installation problem. If this persists after reinstallation of the same, follow the steps mentioned here: http://bit.ly/ptGQl2

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  15. Can I Install wp8 sdk in win8 32 bit system???

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    1. No, you can not because Win8 64-bit is the minimum requirement.

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  16. But Sir I have 64 Bit Machine...but os is of 32 bit...so please if it is possible can you give me genuine link for win8 64 bit???

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    1. You must have to install a 64-bit Windows 8 OS in order to use the WP8 SDK. As you mentioned that you have 64-bit, then purchase the 64-bit OS from here: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/buy and yes, that's 1000% Genuine.

      Also, make sure that your PC supports Hyper-V and SLAT, else WP8 SDK will not help (WP8 emulator needs that).

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  17. Hi,
    This is not working on windows8 32-bit machine. Where to download WP8 SDK for windows8 32-bit machines.

    Thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi Ankur,

      Windows Phone 8 SDK only works in Windows 8 64-bit version. You can not install it in 32-bit system.

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  18. hello sir,
    I installed wp8 sdk in windows 8 64-bit version, but when I am trying to run the emulator, error is encounter saying
    "The windows Phone Emulator requires Hyper-v. Your pc is missing the following pre-requisites required to run Hyper-v:
    windows 8 professional(64-bit),
    so i need to ask that, do i need to upgrade windows 8 to windows 8 pro??

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    1. Hi Arvind,

      Unfortunately upgradation of your Windows 8 will not help here. You need a upgraded PC with Hyper-V and SLAT. For more details, read this post: http://www.kunal-chowdhury.com/2012/11/second-level-address-translation-slat-in-hyperv.html

      Regards,
      Kunal

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  19. i got error when installing sdk
    windows phone sdk 8.0 assemblies incorrect function

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