How to Install Windows Phone 8 SDK

In this Post, We will see How to Install Windows Phone 8 SDK. Before Installing, Have a look at System Requirements for Installing Windows Phone 8 SDK.

You can download Windows Phone 8 SDK from Microsoft's website in two ways:

  1. Windows Phone 8 SDK Offline Version (1.6 G.B.).
  2. Windows Phone 8 SDK Web Version.

I am going to install it using Offline Installer. Before Installing, Go to Control Panel-> Programs and Features -> Click on Turn Windows features on or off. Install/Turn on Hyper-V. (Check your PC's BIOS and make sure that hardware-assisted virtualization and hardware-assisted data execution protection turned on otherwise you can't start the Windows Phone Emulator)

Now Extract/Mount the .iso file of Windows Phone 8 SDK. and Double Click on WPexpress_full.exe and Install it.

After Successful Installation, Open Visual Studio -> Click on New Project -> Under Windows Phone Template, You will see Windows Phone Application projects.

Hope this will help you.