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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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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 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 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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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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Global Mute in Windows Phone 8

There's some times I want my Windows Phone to be completely silent - disable all ringtones, alert sounds, and app sounds/music. It's easy enough to set the phone to vibrate only for alerts/rings, but ...
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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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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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What is the significance of WP8 using the NT kernel for end-users and app developers?

Journalists often mention that Windows Phone 8 runs the NT kernel. What is the significance of the switch to the NT kernel for end-users (i.e. better performance, more hardware supported, etc.) and ...
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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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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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How does a Windows 8 Phone integrate with Windows 8 or 8.1?

For someone who has a Windows 8.1 device (laptop) as well as a Surface Pro, are there any unique features of the Windows 8 phone that would create a more unified experience between all of the devices? ...
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How to save offline maps to SD card?

I own a Nokia Lumia 620 which has 8GB internal memory and allows up to 64GB SD card. The approx 6GB internal memory available are quite limiting to store a lot of offline maps. Is it possible to ...
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Syncing with Google Calendar changes time of new items

I have Lumia 520 with WP8. I am using two calendars - Google and Exchange. I am in GMT+1 time zone and have this zone set everywhere (phone, Google, Exchange). We observe daylight saving. In summer ...
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If “46 of the top 50” mobile apps are on Windows Phone 8, what are the other 4?

Yesterday, Microsoft announced that "46 of the top 50" mobile apps are on Windows Phone 8. What are these top 50 apps, and which 4 are missing from WP8?
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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 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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Windows Phone 8 Silent Mode

I am not sure if this is possible in WP8, but I am trying to tweak the audio playback settings and would like to know if anyone else has been able to accomplish this. What I am looking to do is have ...
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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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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 to read PDF files with text reflow

Adobe Reader for Pocket PC 2.0 had a powerful text "Reflow" feature to wrap text at the screen boundary to enable reading on small screens. The current readers for Windows Phone 8 do not seem to have ...
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Reset windows phone 8 wallet pin

So it looks like windows store and wallet have a pin. It seems that they forgot to give you a method to reset this pin. Is there a way to reset it? I can't find anything on the Microsoft account ...
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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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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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What's new with GDR-3?

What are the new features provided by Microsoft Windows Phone 8's upcoming update gdr-3?
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Restoring lock screen password entry keyboard to numeric

Background I used to have numeric lock screen password. The virtual keyboard was the numeric phone dialing keyboard with big keys. All was peachy, I could keep the phone to lock in 30 seconds because ...
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Android Apps in WindowsPhone 8

I need to know is there any software emulator or any other thing through which I can install and play Android apps/games on my WindowsPhone 8 (Lumia 520)
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Monitor 3G and Wifi data usage

I've recently bought a Nokia Lumia 920 and although my plan at Vodafone NL is pretty large I would like to monitor my data usage. However I can't seem to find any app that does this. There is a ...
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How can i restart an unresponsive app?

I'm trying to set up Mayhem Remote, and it's stuck trying to connect to my computer. I want to restart the app, but I can't find a way of doing so. Pressing back, windows, or search suspends the app ...
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Does Windows Phone 8 give mass transit directions?

I usually move about big cities on mass transit systems. I tend to get around better with an app like Google Maps in my pocket. I was disappointed to see such functionality missing from Windows Phone ...
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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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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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Can I set custom DNS servers on Windows Phone 8?

I prefer to use third-party DNS servers, regardless of what network I'm on, for various reasons. At home, I push this configuration to everyone via DHCP. Out and about, my laptop is locked onto my ...
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Can I change the color of individual static tiles?

I like to keep all of my primary communication functions (e.g.: Phone, Messaging, Mail, People) up near the top of my Start screen. However, this means a large chunk of my screen is pretty much all ...
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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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WP8 or Nokia Battery Problem with Wireless Charging

I am experiencing an odd problem with wirelessly charging my phone. When placed on the charger, with about 40% battery. The phone 'binged' to let me know it was charging. ~8hrs later, the phone was ...
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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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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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Display current time in Live Tile?

I would like to add a Live Tile to display the current time (only minutes accuracy). Is there a tile for the builtin clock? Is there an app?
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Migrating from a WP7 device to WP8

I currently have an LG E900 but get a Lumia 920 soon. Now I wonder whether there's an easy way of transferring all data from my old phone to the new one. Years ago on two Nokia phones there was an ...
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How to browse a Windows Phone 8 device on OS X?

On Windows you can plug in and browse (and modify) your Windows Phone 8 device using the file explorer. OS X doesn't support the MTP protocol so you cannot browse it using Finder. I have tried both ...
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How to Turn Off Nokia Drive After Reaching Destination?

When using the Nokia Drive GPS application on a Lumia 920, I'm encountering an issue where once I reach my destination and begin using my phone for other purposes, Nokia Drive is still actively ...
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How do I report a WP8 bug?

Is it even possible? I mean I searched internet and my phone like for an hour and haven't found such thing as bug report for Microsoft.
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What's the point with “opened” and “closed” notebooks in OneNote app?

In the Windows Phone 8 the new OneNote app shows a list of notebooks categorized by "opened" and "closed". You can choose one opened and close it. To open a closed one just tap like you does with ...
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Touch screen in Lumia 535

My device is a Lumia 535. I have had this problem since I bought this mobile. The touch screen makes random and unwanted clicks. This makes it difficult to type or do some work. This usually when my ...
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How can I connect to Wifi when the confirmation screen doesn't open up?

I often use my Windows 7.5 phone at places with free Wifi, e.g. Starbucks. These often have a confirmation screen such that simply makes you check a check box and press a button to accept their terms, ...

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