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How to install Windows Phone 7 on a Windows Phone 8 device?

This is not possible as Windows Phone 7 supported different processors.
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How to install Windows Phone 7 on a Windows Phone 8 device?

This question was really unexpected! Short answer: no. Windows Phone 7's last update is dated back to 14 March 2013. Also, the last few updates didn't included new hardware support but only some ...
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Is there a way to force WhatsApp to work on Windows Phone 7?

This means that if you are currently using WhatsApp on a Windows Phone 7, you will be able to continue to use WhatsApp on that phone during this period. However, as part of this process, after ...
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My windows phone doesn't allow me to select a file to upload from the browser

The file upload capabilities have been extended with IE11 on WP 8.1, now allowing you to upload photos, videos, documents, music, ringtones and downloaded files. http://ryanjoy.com/2014/04/file-...
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Is there a way to force WhatsApp to work on Windows Phone 7?

Regardless of the type of app, you can't force an app written for WP8+ to run on Windows Phone 7 devices since those are using APIs that don't exist on these older devices.
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How will i deploy my downloaded xap file?

Windows Phone 7.x only allows apps to be installed via the store app itself; Whilst you can download the xap from the store, you can only use this to install on phones running Windows Phone 8.0 or ...
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How long does it take to update my Nokia Lumia 610?

The last version of WP you can install on your Lumia 610 is Windows Phone 7.8. The exact version is 7.10.8862.144, released the 14th March 2013, as you can see in the WP 7.8 versions history table. ...
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Syncing a Windows Phone device with Ubuntu (or a generic Unix distro)

Just contacted support via their twitter account. Unfortunately they said a version for Linux is currently unavailable. Source: https://twitter.com/WinPhoneSupport/status/494647002945576961
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How do I sign in to Deezer on a Lumia 800?

For Windows Phone 7.x devices, (according to Deezer Customer Support), you cannot login with Facebook, but must use a Deezer account; to quote their support: To get a new password go to the Deezer ...
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Reliable statictics of different Windows Phone versions

Adduplex regularly provides statistics on the OS & device market share within the Windows Phone ecosystem. The latest report is from April 2014, with WP 7.x running on 19% of the phones.
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Why HTC Radar won't work with 3G?

It may just be that the APN settings have got lost. If you know what they are for your network, you can go to settings > cellular (assuming US English) and edit the APN in there
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Linked contacts lost moving from WP7 to WP8

You might get back all of them if you connect your facebook acount and your Live.com (Windows Live) acount back. You may go to Settings, and then to |Acounts and then add an acount. Then you have to ...
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Window Phone 7 and One Drive

Since I recently given my old WP7 device to family note, just a note: While adding Microsoft account and deleting the old one sounds like correct idea, I realised you are not able to delete a ...
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WiFi keeps getting disconnected when I turn off screen?

This is intentional, to save battery, and cannot be configured to behave differently on Windows Phone 7.x. As soon as you turn the screen back on, it should attempt to reconnect to known WiFi ...
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How to install Windows Phone 7 on a Windows Phone 8 device?

You need to make a .bsp file for it. The same as if you were installing windows ce 5.0 or 6.0. That way the OS knows how to deal with the hardware.. From there, you can build the image and (somehow)...
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Nokia Lumia 610 Windows Live ID

You are using a Nokia Lumia 610 and WP7.x. As of the official Windows Phone 7 support page: Windows Phone 7 has reached end of support, so services and functionality for this version of Windows ...
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Is there a way to force WhatsApp to work on Windows Phone 7?

its already the 3rd of January and I am still using my Whatsapp messenger like normal on my lumia610. *I also received the popup from Whatsapp saying it will stop working after 31/12/2016
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is it possible to install "preview for developers" on my nokia lumia 610

As the Lumia 610 is a Windows phone 7.x phone, it's not possible to install neither the preview for developpers, neither any version of Windows phone 8
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is it possible to install "preview for developers" on my nokia lumia 610

Windows 8.1 should already be available for your Lumia 610. You don't need the Developer's Preview. According to this source, in order to upgrade to 8.1: Step 1: Go to Settings > Phone Update and ...
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How will i deploy my downloaded xap file?

This used to work on developer unlocked phones, unfortunately it is no longer possible to unlock Windows Phone 7 devices. As Rowland writes, you'll need Windows Phone 8.x to do this.
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My Nokia Lumia 610 - bad performance

You could try a factory reset (Using the Nokia Software Recovery tool). This will delete your files + apps though! You can back them up and restore them, but then you might have the same problem (slow ...
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How to buy a game for a kid account in Windows Phone 7?

It's his age. He cannot make purchases. The only way to get around it is to reset the phone and use a new account that is aged 13 or over.
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Export or backup contacts from Lumia 800

All the contacts on Windows Phones are synchronised with online services, or stored on the SIM card, so all you should need to do is to set your new phone to synchronise with the same online services, ...
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Phone detected into Zune but not in my computer

Windows Phone 7 devices will only show up in Zune as they can't be shown as a mass media device (like an USB stick).
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WiFi keeps getting disconnected when I turn off screen?

You can use an app like: Keep Alive Wifi: http://windowsphonehacker.com/articles/experimental_keep_alive_for_wifi-08-10-12 I am not sure if you needed a rooted/unlocked phone for that, but I use(d) ...
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How to block unwanted calls and SMS on Nokia Lumia 900?

From the start screen, swipe left Scroll down to and tap Messaging. Touch and hold the number you want to block messages from. Tap block number... Tap ok.
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How to block unwanted calls and SMS on Nokia Lumia 900?

Windows Phone 7, which is what the Lumia 900 uses, does not have the ability to block calls. Some carriers do have call blocking at the network level, so you may want to check. This is particularly ...
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Window Phone 7 and One Drive

The solution is to remove the Microsoft Account on the Windows Phone 7 device, and switch it to a different account. Go to Settings -> Email + Accounts -> and 'Add an account'. Have them enter THEIR ...
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Sms Counter app for Windows phone 7.5 being randomly reset

About one month ago I simply uninstalled the app from my phone and downloaded it again from the store. I didn't get any app reset since then. I'm not marking this as an answer since it is not ...
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Will my phone be able to update to Windows Phone 8?

Actually, there's no way to upgrade windows phone 7.x to 8 or 10, because windows phone 7 is based on Windows CE, and 8 or 10 is based on windows NT. But there's an upgrade named windows phone 7.8. It ...
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