A version of Windows Phone with the Windows NT kernel. Windows Phone 7 is not compatible with Windows Phone 8 apps.

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Move a notebook from Phone to OneDrive

Problem I have a Windows Phone 8. Its OneNote app has two notebooks. One of the notebooks has "Phone" as its location, the other has "SkyDrive" (now OneDrive) as its location. Shaun's Notebook - ...
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Where to see toast notifications?

I have a Nokia Lumia 525. When I get a toast notification, it disappears within a second. If I want to see this notification again, what should I do?
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Is there a way to have an app-icon switcher like Android 2.x in Windows 8.1?

One thing a little annoying about Windows-phone is that the switcher shows a whole screen for every recent app. On Froyo phones, if you hold the home button you'd get a recent-apps-switcher that ...
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How to change the display language in Xbox Games on Windows Phone

I tried adding a Game using the Windows Phone Store to my account. The game requirex XBox Games. A simple account on Xbox was created, but it is in the wrong display language (french). I need to ...
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How to disable key highlights when entering PIN code?

When entering my PIN code, each number lights up as I tap it. This makes it easier for someone to read my PIN. Is there a way to disable this? It's possible in Windows 8.1.
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my family set up [duplicate]

am an adult but unable to download an application.when l get to install,I get this feedback my family setup must be done.l have opened an account,joined the community but having same problem ...
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How can I upgrade Windows Phone 8.0 to 8.1

I'm using a Nokia Lumia 525, Windows Phone 8.0. But I want to upgrade to 8.1. How do I upgrade, should I go to Nokia Service center? Is it not possible to upgrade myself (using only mobile data ...
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Music player controls still a pain in WP8.1

It was a big complaint in WP7 that the music controls would get stuck on the lock screen. In WP8 they fade away after a few seconds but they're still there... I listen to some music for a few minutes ...
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Is it possible to send an installed App to another Windows Phone?

I'm just messing around to find the way to share an App or a game between two Lumia phones. I have tried to find the solution but I did not succeed yet. The two Lumia phones are a Lumia 525 and a ...
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Is Chrome available on Windows Phone 8?

I have a Nokia Lumia 520 and really want to use Chrome. There seem to be a few knock-off versions of Chrome on the Windows Store. Is there an official version?
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Windows Phone physical device for testing my software [closed]

I am currently developing apps for Windows Phone 8.1 and I am using the emulator for testing purposes. I have decided to buy a Windows Phone device for running my apps instead as that will be more ...
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Setting up MS Account to download apps on my WP [closed]

I bought a new Windows Phone 8 and it says that I have to set up an account to download apps since I am 14 years old and I don't have anyone in my family who has a Windows Phone. So what can I do? I ...
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Are WP8 phones upgradeable to WP10? [closed]

I know that WP7 phones are not upgradeable to WP8 but WP8 phones are upgradeable to WP8.1. Because the recent announcement of the next version (WP10) I'm curious are WP8 phones will be upgradeable to ...
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How to install Windows Phone 7 on a Windows Phone 8 device?

I'm a fan of Windows Phone 7. Is it possible to downgrade a Windows Phone 8 device to Windows Phone 7? I got a Nokia Lumia 930.
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How do I install Windows Phone 8 on HTC One M8?

I have an HTC One M8 that is currently running Android. With the announcement of the HTC One M8 for Windows I know that my phone can support Windows Phone 8. How do I install Windows Phone 8 on my ...
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Is there a Manufacturer ID list for windows phone ?

I'm looking for a list that match manufacturer id (RM-846_eu_euro1_267) to commercial names (Nokia Lumia 620). Is this list exist somewhere ? Thank you !
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Automatic upload of photos to OneDrive

I've just been comparing my Camera Roll on my phone with my OneDrive > Pictures > Camera Roll folder, and now have some questions: Despite having autoupload on (Best Quality), only 101 of my 264 ...
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Some grammatical symbols use more than 1 character

When writing a text message, I was expecting that all (UK) standard keyboard characters would each use 1 character, but it seems that this isn't so - one exception I've found is the ¬ character, which ...
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What can be backed up with Windows Phone 8.x?

Similar: What can be backed up? I've read the above question, but the information is over two years old and doesn't specify a phone OS version. I'd like to see an updated list here, specifically ...
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Skype sign in accepting only MS acc

I've had to reset phone to factory defaults and reinstall apps. After that I did not succeed to sign in with my skype account, as it's expecting only MS acc. WTF is that; did I miss some option? On ...
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Downloading PDFs

I can download the majority of PDFs fine from any source; however, I've found that I can't download some specific PDFs. For example, when I download either the Network Railcard application form or ...
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New Nokia Phones in bad reception areas

So me and few friends at work use to have a Nokia Lumia 900 using at&t. The area where I work didn't have the best coverage, maybe 2 bars of LTE outside and when on the first floor of the ...
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How to toggle “programmer mode” and scientific mode of the Calculator?

Something kinda weird happened, the calculator got stuck in a "programmer mode" (hex digits in buttons etc), which I've never seen before, when I turn it to landscape. And now I can't seem to switch ...
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How to show multiple all-day events?

In my calendar, I use 'all day event' for many things. Birthdays, holidays of colleagues etc. If I have multiple all day events it is shown on my Lumia 925 as "6 all day events", without showing wich ...
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Why is my weather app slow to update?

My weather app is usually quite inaccurate. It always feels like it's hours behind. Currently, the app reports this: But if I head over to AccuWeather, where the app is supposedly getting its ...
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APN Database in different Windows Versions

I have 3 questions : Windows 8 contains APN Database file which is being used for connectivity configuration. Windows 8.1 probably has one too. Is there any difference between those two files ? Does ...
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Details on applications permissions

Each application on the marketplace asks for some permissions. Is there a an existing listing of all these permissions with the associated details ? For instance, what rights are granted to an ...
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How to find the password of a WiFi network?

My phone (a Nokia Lumia 520) is connected to a WiFI network but I've forgotten the password. Is there any way I can get the password of the wifi network that I am currently connected to?
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How to extract SMS messages from Lumia 520? [duplicate]

I have a Nokia Lumia 520 with Windows Phone 8.0, and I need to extract all SMS messages between myself and another person. How can I copy the entire threads?
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Change the screen capture key combination?

In 8.0 it was win+power key combination, and I liked it this way. Now it is volume+power key which is annoying(depends on person to person). How can I change it? Thanks a lot in advance.
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Touch screen recognises touch gestures even before touching the screen

The touch screen on my Lumia 520 (with Windows Phone 8.0) recognises touch gestures even before I'm actually touching the screen. How do I disable this? It might be a stunning feature for some of you ...
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How can I remotely lock and erase phone data remotely?

How can I lock, and erase all my Windows Phone 8 device, if it was stolen or forgotten somewhere?
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How to control music using headset controls?

I've suddenly discovered that double click on headset control button switches to the next song. Is there any other ways of interacting with the phone by using headset controls?
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Switch back to 8.0 from 8.1? [duplicate]

8.1 is really terrifying my phone. It's hanging a lot. I want to switch back to 8.0 that was initially installed when I bought the phone. How to do that? My phone is lumia-520 with windows 8.10 ...
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Free space for upgrade to WP 8.1?

How much free space on my phone is needed to install Windows Phone 8.1 Developer Preview?
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How can i identity contacts in memory wise?

How can i identify a contact whether it belongs to sim memory or phone memory? Also what is the default storage location for newly created contacts?(on my hand :Lumia 525,8.0) ?
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My system files take 4,46Gb, is it normal?

It took less space yesterday (around 3Gb) And now 4,46... I remember trying to download a Game yesterday and the download failed at 75% cause I didn't have enough space. Maybe all the files I ...
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Playlist synced from PC disappear randomly

I have same reoccurring bug on two separate WP8 devices: Lumia 520 and HTC 8s, both updated to GDR3. Namely, playlists synchronized from PC (either by WP8 soft or WMP) randomly disappear from my ...
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Turn off notifications in Windows Phone 8

I am a new user, and on one of the questions I saw that many are facing a problem about the toast notifications of apps in Windows Phone 8. Seems like the issue has been sorted out in Windows Phone ...
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What is wrong with predictive texting in WP8.0?

I'm finding sending SMS with my new Lumia 1020 is a massive pain in the backside. Compared to my old Lumia 610 running WP 7.5/7.8 it's just plain terrible: If I type "i " it does not capitalise to ...
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Can I subscribe (not sync) to a Google Calendar

I have set up a Google calendar for a group of people to share dates/times/locations of regular team events. I want people to be able to connect to or subscribe to this calendar, in read-only mode. ...
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How to tether a Windows Phone 8 phone to a Samsung tablet via Bluetooth?

I have a phone running Windows Phone 8.0 and I've been trying for hours to tether it to my Samsung tablet, in order to use the internet from my phone without using a hotspot or WiFi. I just want to ...
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What is the difference between hard reset and soft reset?

I am Nokia Lumia 520 Windows Phone user. At present internet is not working on my phone but the notification area on the home screen does show the 3G symbol. Someone told me there is a problem in my ...
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Reliable statictics of different Windows Phone versions

I'm a Windows Phone developer and I need to have information on marketshare of different versions of Windows Phone. I'm not interested in other OS, I just need to know marketshare of individual ...
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What to do if all my friends are using Windows Phone and if we try to share a file through bluetooth since the default name is same for all users?

In Windows Phone( Nokia Lumia 525 ) I can't rename by Bluetooth name, and by default its showing 'Windows'. If all my friends (all are using Windows Phone) try to share some files through Bluetooth ...
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Share full resolution photos on Twitter, Instagram, etc

Is there any way I can share my full resolution photos on Twitter and other social networks? I recently bought the Nokia Lumia Icon, and it has a 20 MP camera. The original photos are very nice but ...
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Windows Phone 8 Music album Listing Issue

I have a Nokia Lumia 1020 with Windows Phone 8.0. I have thousands of songs grouped by album name in the Music folder, but in the music listing it's showing wrong. For example, I have Album 1, Album ...
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Music player locking up with large number of songs on sd card

I have a Lumia 520 with my >11k music library synced onto an SD card. I can play individual songs/albums without problem; but when I try to shuffle and play my entire collection in xbox music player ...
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Windows Desktop not recognising phone

I'm sure this is an utterly futile attempt, but I'll ask it anyway! My phone (like so many others) made friends with a concrete floor yesterday. There's only 1 crack across the screen, but I have no ...
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Bing Health & Fitness doesn't work in the background

I have really big problem with the Bing Health & Fitness app. When my screen turns off, it stops tracking me. When the screen is on it works fine. My lock screen is set to 1 minute, after that the ...