After deciding on setting up my recording environment for Pluralsight (I’m doing a new course) I realized that I had to somehow make the emulator for Windows Phone work inside the VM. I had not done that in ages but had a vague memory of how to do it, and with some searching I was able to make it work.
I’ve made a video detailing the steps as I’m sure many other developers are in the same boat, as a matter of fact I had somebody ask me about this on the blog today so the video should come in handy. Let me know what you think!
First step is to install VMWare Player, which is free
Create a virtual machine, set memory to at least 4GB (I had problems with the emulator below that), and processor cores to 2 or above. Set the path to the iso file and enable virtualization.
Do not start the VM yet!
Open .vmx file for the VM and add:
hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = “FALSE”
Save, start the VM and install Windows
Enable Hyper-V under Turn Features On or Off, and restart the VM
Install Visual Studio and the SDK for Windows Phone and you should be able to now run the emulator