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        • Installing the Windows Phone SDK
          • Choose the language version you want to install and click the Download button for the WPexpress_full.exe file. Follow the instructions to install the SDK. Note that each localized version of Windows Phone SDK 8.0 is designed to function with the corresponding localized operating system and localized version of Visual Studio 2012.
            Note - Windows Phone SDK 8.0 installs side-by-side with previous versions of the Windows Phone SDK. You don't need to uninstall previous versions before beginning this installation.
          • Download the release notes which are in a separate file. For Windows Phone SDK 8.0 documentation and samples, see the Windows Phone Dev Center.
          • Important Installation Notes/Warnings
            • When installing the WPSDK 8.0 on a computer with a Gigabyte motherboard and the USB 3.0 host controller enabled in the BIOS, the computer might stop responding when it boots. For details on impacted Gigabyte motherboad models, see Installing Hyper-V on Gigabyte systems. To resolve this, disable USB 3.0 support in computer's BIOS.
            • When installing the WPSDK 8.0 on Windows 8.1, the Windows Phone 8 emulator does not work on Windows 8.1. To fix the emulator, install Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 after installing the Windows Phone SDK 8.0.
          Using the Windows Phone SDK
          • If you have Visual Studio Professional, Premium or Ultimate installed on the computer, the Windows Phone SDK will install everything you need into your existing installation. Start your Visual Studio instance as usual and use it to create your Windows Phone 8.0 apps using the installed Windows Phone templates.
          • Otherwise, the Windows Phone SDK will install and create a shortcut for Visual Studio Express for Windows Phone, you can click the application in the Apps list to launch it and create your Windows Phone 8.0 app.
          • If you try to run a project in Windows Phone Emulator and Hyper-V is not enabled, you will be prompted to turn on Hyper-V. Turning on Hyper-V requires you to restart your computer.

          Note: this release is also available in .iso format. Choose one of the following options for handling downloaded ISO images:
          • (Recommended) Write the image file to a blank DVD.
          • (Alternative) Mount the image file virtually as DVD devices.
          For more information about these options, see "What are ISO image files and how do I use them?" on the FAQ page.

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