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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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How can I export or extract my text messages to a file?

I would like to save all of my text messages that are on my phone to a file on my computer. The WP cloud did a good job of saving them across new devices and software resets, but I'm going back to a ...
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What is the “Other Memory” in my HTC Windows 8S

I am using HTC Windows 8S, the device is good but the main problem is with the "Other Memory" in the Memory Section. The size of the Other Memory is exceeding day by day, I performed factory reset ...
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How to rollback Windows Phone 8.1 update?

Is there any way to rollback windows phone 8.1 to 8 ?
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How to share internet over USB from PC to a Windows Phone 8 device?

I know, that this works out of the box for Zune-compatible devices, but what about Windows Phone 8? I don't have a micro-SIM yet and there is no way to set up a WiFi hotspot.
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how to install apps onto windows phone via sd card

I have tried out the guide given on the official windows phone site and looked into various question posted on this site for that matter, however I'm still failing to do an offline install of windows ...
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Cannot connect to secure wifi network

On my Nokia Lumia 620, whenever I try to connect to a secure wi-fi network that uses WPA2 Enterprise for security and 802.1x (PEAP using MSCHAPv2) as its authentication method, I get an error message ...
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How to resolve Lumia 920 Battery Life problems?

My Lumia 920 runs out of battery in around 6 hours. I have full battery when I leave my home in the morning at around 08:50 and at 14:33 it's empty (Battery Widget). I have disabled all background ...
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How are podcasts managed on the file system in WP8?

The preview apps for syncing WP8 are so useless when it comes to podcasts that people are actually suggesting using iTunes to sync podcasts! Excuse me, I think I'm getting physically ill. But, there ...
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How to sync WP8 with Windows?

I plugged in my HTC 8X into Windows 8 and not much happened. Zune and Windows Media Player do not recognise it as a device. I can see the contents of the device in Windows Explorer and it is listed in ...
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How to record a call in Windows Nokia Lumia 520?

How to record incoming/outgoing calls in nokia lumia 520? Even 3rd party apps not supporting this feature.
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How can I change my phone's Bluetooth name? [duplicate]

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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Does Windows Phone 8 support mass storage mode?

My experience with Windows Phone has been limited to the Lumia 610, so I was not surprised when the phone could not connect to the PC in mass storage mode (as far as I can tell, this feature is not ...
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Windows Phone 8 / Lumia 920 diagnostics tool

I bought my Lumia 920 yesterday and wanted to have that diagnostics tool I knew from my Lumia 800 / Windows Phone 7. On my Lumia 800 I just had to enter ##634# into the phone keyboard and then that ...
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How much RAM does Windows Phone 8 use?

I wanted to ask how much RAM is Windows Phone 8 using when we are not using any App etc. Specifically I wanted to ask about Lumia 720, it is a 512 MB RAM device. And how much RAM does Lumia 920 use?
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Can't Purchase music on a WP8 Nokia Lumia 520 with My Family Settings on but unrestricted

My son has a Nokia Lumia 520 and wants to be able to purchase music through the Xbox music store. We navigate to the track click Buy and we get the message: Can't Download The My Family Settings for ...
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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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Temporary files are not removing automatically

In my Storage Check settings, there is more than 300 MBs of temporary files since last month. I manually cleared and cleared IE cache, but it's not going below than 315 MB till this moment. There's no ...
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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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Video folders moved from Windows 8 to Windows Phone 8 with explorer

I am running win8 x64 and have a windows phone 8 device connected by usb. The phone shows up in windows explorer and I moved two folders with subfolders with videos to Computer\Windows Phone\Phone\...
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Supported video formats

What are the type of video formats (without the help of additional video players/apps) supported by Windows Phone other than .3gp and .mp4?
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Where does WhatsApp store backups in windows phone 8?

In the WhatsApp settings menu there is a "backup" option. I would like to know where this backup will be stored in the phone. Is it possible to restore this backup?
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SIM contacts won't show up

I'm trying to move contacts from an Android phone to a WP8 device. On the Android device I backed-up all my contacts to the SIM card. On the WP8 device I went to People -> Settings -> import SIM ...
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How can I hard reset my Windows 8 phone (which keys do I press?)

Is it possible to hard reset a Windows 8 phone? I've carried out a factory reset which has seemingly got stuck and I want to try and abort this. I can't seem to find out whether there is a key ...
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Do I need a paid developer account to create free apps?

I want to make a very simple app for my windows phone. Do i really need to pay & get the 19$ dev account, even if i plan to distribute my app for free ?
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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 to explore all file of windows phone in desktop PC?

The application iFunBox allows the apple product users to view all their files and folders (even the root folders and etc.) of iPhone/iPad/iPod in desktop(either in windows or mac) machine. Here you ...
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How can I set access permission for Apps?

I can't find any application access permissions settings in Windows Phone 8, like Internet access, Gallery access, Contacts access etc. Is there any way to block their access from it. Because I ...
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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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Key Press shortcuts in WP8

Standard external keys provided by Windows Phone 8.0 are Volume down, Volume up, Power and Camera. Is there anyone have the list of external key press shortcuts (like soft reset)?
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How can I make a Windows Phone interface with the Google cloud?

I'm looking at (finally) upgrading to a smartphone this year, and Windows Phone is currently at the forefront of my consideration. However, I'm concerned about how well it may integrate with the cloud-...
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Music files doubled after copied from computer

When I copied some music files from my computer to my phone via Explorer, they appeared twice on my Music+Videos, as if there were two of them. Both files can be played, and from the storage check I ...
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Does Windows Phone 8 support custom SMS, email, alarms, or calendar alerts?

Windows Phone 7 gave us the ability, eventually, to add custom ringtones by tagging an MP3 with a genre of "Ringtone". Can the same be done on Windows Phone 8 for SMS/MMS messages, emails, alarms or ...
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Where is the 'unread notifications queue'?

This happened - I was in living room and I heard sound of my phone from some other room. I was watching TV so I checked the phone after a while. But there was nothing on the lock screen of the phone ...
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What's the ultimate reason that Windows Phone 8 cannot run on current phones?

I know current phones do not have hardware supports for NFC and SD card, but what prevents them from running Internet Explorer 10? Is there no way to port the NT kernel to the current phones?
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WinPhone 7.5 apps in WinPhone 8

Does anybody know if Windows Phone 7.5 applications are going to be compatible with Windows Phone 8? Thank you in advance
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Fake applications in app store?

What actually do these two applications? They are claiming to improve internet speed. http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/store/app/2g-net-booster/bfc35021-b9c1-40d8-a03d-2aa4897dc8ea http://www....
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Music from SD card is not visible unless it's copied via cable connection to the phone

I'm using Lumia 520, and I have an SDHC card. I've noticed a strange thing. I managed to see the music in the built-in Music app after copying my MP3s to [SDcard]/Music (or a subfolder), but only if ...
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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 change the default 'remind before' time in calander?

How do I change the default reminder time (remind me before eg: 18 hours) in the calendar?
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Getting the right video format

I have a Nokia Lumia 820 with an SD card and I'd like to get some videos on there for my little girl to watch. I've already ripped a number of DVDs using DVDFab and converting to a 'generic avi' ...
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Where's Lumia Amber update?

I'm using Nokia Lumia 620, India, No Sim. Nokia says that update is available. But my phone is showing that it's up to date.
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Phone is automatically restarting every 10-15 mins

I bought Nokia Lumia 520, Windows 8 OS phone on May 24th. Within a week, i got an issue. If i keep my phone idle for some 10 minutes, i can't unlock the screen. I need to do a force restart by ...
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Using WhatsApp on Windows Phone 8.0

Recently, when trying to use WhatsApp on my Samsung Ativ S, I get a message saying that as of Jan 18, 2018 WhatsApp will no longer be working on Windows Phone 8.0. When exiting the message, I can use ...
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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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Phone keeps making multiple copies of my pictures when Syncing with Windows 8

Every time I connect my WP8 with a windows 8 machine it makes 10+ copies of all my images, has anyone else seen this problem? Is there a setting in the Phone Sync, do I have a bad App, haven't heard ...
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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 "I ...
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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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WP 8 , cannot use USB connection to connect to internet via phone

I bought a Lumia 620 considering that the MS guys would give some comp to Google but seems I'm let down here The feature to connect to Internet using the USB cable via the phone is not available in ...