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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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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 reset my WP8?

How do I reset back to my old OS WP8 Apollo (8.0.9903.10) and cancel update that was happened
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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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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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Is there a way to do more than "reset suggestions" on the keyboard? [duplicate]

I'd like to manually add some words or phrases to the keyboard's suggestions dictionary, and possibly remove some that have already been added. Is there a way to do this? Under the Keyboard settings ...
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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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What is the difference between Windows Phone 8 OS and Windows Phone 8 Amber OS?

Please tell me what is the major difference between Windows Phone 8 and Amber, because I want to update my device.
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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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How do I type em dash — like that — on windows phone?

I've been trying to find it for half a year, but found only the en dash, same as minus sign. How can we type the long dash on WP?
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How do i set my lockscreen wallpaper?

I set a wallpaper as lockscreen but again a blank screen appears as my lock seeen. How do i set my lockscreen wallpaper?
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Multiple Stuck "Downloading Application" Attention required tap here

I just got a replacement WP8 Nokia 928 for a defective one. After putting the SIM card in the new phone from the old I went through the start up options and one of them was to restore from my old ...
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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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Copy a single word from an sms text message

What gestures would I need to use in order to copy a single word from an sms text message onto the clipboard? So far I have figured out that it is possible to copy the entire message by holding my ...
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TruPhone-like VOIP?

On iOS, Android and BB10, an app called "TruPhone" allows VOIP calls initiated by a call to a local (to the current country) landline which are then routed via the Internet to the destination phone ...
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Ease of use of OneNote on the Lumia 925

I have been using Microsoft Office OneNote since I started working 3 years ago, and my only issue has been that I wish I had known about it when I was studying. I consider it a critical part of not ...
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How to see alternate routes and traffic on Here drive+ (nokia- drive)

In the windows shop when I downloade the new version of here drive for nokia lumia 920 I saw pictures of traffic featuresa and alternate routes in case of traffic. I can't figure it out, it just ...
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What would cause all background tasks to stop working?

I've noticed that some of the background tasks which are supposed to be running on my phone haven't been. It's enough that I'm fairly certain it's an OS-level problem affecting all apps on the phone. ...
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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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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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Where do music files except .mp3 go?

I am using Lumia 720 and all the music files except .mp3 are lost in the phone. I am not able to find it. Please help.
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Increase video volume

When watching a video with the built-in media player, the video volume sometimes is quite low, even when set to maximum. Using the same headphones, music is loud enough though. Is there a possibility ...
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Why there are multiple copies of Photos in Saved Picture in my Windows Phone 8?

There are 5 copies of each photo which are saved in my "Saved Pictures" albulm. Why does this happen ? What is the way to stop this from happening ?
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Restore phone from backup over wifi?

After doing a factory reset (or when setting up a new windows phone for the first time) it prompts me to restore from backup if I desire. Is it possible to do this over a wifi connection though? At ...
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Sync Error 80004005 while trying to sync podcasts

If I try to sync some podcast to my Windows Phone 8 (Nokia Lumia 920), I get the error 80004005 in the Windows Phone Desktop App after the sync - here is a screenshot: The mentioned files are also on ...
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Access WP8 System Files

Is there a way to access/explore (and more importantly, manipulate) WP8 system files either from a computer (Windows, Mac OSX, or preferably Linux) or from the phone itself? What I am trying to ...
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What's this stuff on my Calendar month view? [duplicate]

My calendar's month view seems to be cluttered with some really odd stuff, and I don't have a clue where it's coming from. There's labels on every date which seem to be written in another language. ...
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Can I use NFC to connect to my Bluetooth headset?

I have recently upgraded from a Nokia Lumia 800 to a Nokia Lumia 925, which has NFC. I use a Plantronics BackBeat 903+ stereo Bluetooth headset (which has excellent sound quality and battery life, by ...
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How to actually display calendars imported from google other than the main one?

I use google calendar on regular basis and I have separate calendars for different things (like one for appointments, one for classes, one for anniversaries etc.). I've recently acquired a Windows ...
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Skype silent when desktop is connected?

I have a Nokia Lumia 920 and have phone 8 (no gdr2 yet) and have skype on it. It's great but when I am at work, I use the desktop client of Skype. Everytime I get a message there, the phone beeps. ...
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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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Do we have or can have in future FTP solutions and text editors on windows phone 8

I am upgrading from Nokia lumia 710 running windows 7.8 to other platform. FTP solutions and text/code editors are primary requirement. As of now, I am thinking to switch to iPhone 4 as it's in my ...
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Enable download of games

Using Windows Phone 8 on a Nokia Lumia 920. When I attempt to download a game, I get the error message: "My Family settings for your account prevent you from downloading this item. Your parent can ...
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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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Chinese and Japanese ID3 tags appear to be messy code

Some of my music files have Chinese or Japanese ID3 tags, and they turn to be messy code in my Music+Videos, while on my laptop foobar2000 displays them right. Should I modify ID3 version to solve ...
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Heart (♥) and Broken Heart (💔) symbols in Music Player

I found Heart (♥) and Broken Heart (💔) symbols in Music Hub of Windows Phone. Is there any relevance to these symbols in Windows Phone 8?
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how to see which videos are uploaded to OneDrive and which are not?

Recently I run out of space on OneDrive and so my phone stopped uploading movies and pics. when I freed some space the phone did not upload the old pics missing. Now I can't find a way to see which ...
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Unable to access downloaded music from Big data downloder

I used an app to download a MP3 file from internet, i am able to play the file from within the app however am unable to access or play the file from Xbox music app. Windows phone 8 Nokia lumia 720 ...
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Is it possible to opt-out of carrier restrictions on OS updates?

There were reports last year that you would be able to opt-out of carrier restrictions on OS updates for windows phone: http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2012/06/windows-phone-8-to-provide-an-escape-...
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Does Windows Phone support EAP TLS?

Is it true that Windows Phone currently doesn't have support for EAP-TLS when connecting to wifi networks? If so, are there any workarounds?
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Push podcasts to Windows Phone 8 without plugging it in?

I'm wondering if there's a way to push a podcast to my wp8 (or trigger the phone to download it) from my desktop without having to plug it into the desktop? I'm thinking something similar to the way ...
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How to disable alerts/notification for operator confirmation on sms

I have seen the settings where the sms delivery confirmation can be turned off, but what I need to do is to disable the notification that comes on top. Any way to get this done on Windows Phone 8, I ...
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Can I influence the time that the lockscreen updates?

After I already had problems with the lockscreen on my old HTC 7 Trophy with the 7.8 update, I finally switched over to a Lumia 920. Now I am facing a different problem with the bing-image-of-the-day-...
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Why are my camera roll photos not synching in the original resolution?

I have a Nokia Lumia 822 that started off working really well and then started freezing up once or more a day. Verizon shipped me a new phone but now my photos that are synced via OneDrive are no ...
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No zoom options while recording video

I am using Nokia Lumia 520. There is no zooming option available while recording video. Is there any windows app supports zoom?
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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 disable the automatic space after typing a word?

I remember that I have set this before resetting my phone, but now I can't find it anymore. I don't want there to a be a space automatically inserted after I choose one of the suggested words. I ...
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Speech Language is not downloading

I have changed my speech language to new one, and it showing Downloading all the time. It has been still Downloading for 2 weeks (It's only 24Mb, expected to finish within a minute). I have connected ...
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Store search language?

It seems the store app will only search in my local language. When an app happens to have a german translation, and I search for its english title, it is not found! Can I change this without changing ...
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FTP client in Windows Phone 7.8 or Windows Phone 8

Uploading and downloading files is quite a necessity for me. Since at most times, a very minor editing is required, so having an application on mobile will ease the process a lot. I have a Nokia ...
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Show phone screen on computer live

How can I see my phone screen from my pc, live? (phone is connected to that pc)

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