Please summarize: state of support for Win 7 / WP 7.5 use?

Mar 11, 2013 at 5:16 AM
I have Win 7 and develop for WP 7.5.

I see discussion that suggests installing rev 1.6 to support WP 7.5, but I don't see a 1.6 download anywhere. I do see the pre-wp8 branch, but as I don't have a full VS license (I use Windows Phone Express), I don't think I can compile from source.

Is there a binary version available, or if not, could someone create one? I'd be much obliged.

Mar 11, 2013 at 5:27 AM
Hey Denise,

For Windows 7 you need to use version 1.6 which you can download as a binary from

  • Oren
May 28, 2013 at 8:05 PM
Please forgive me if this is a n00b question, but how do I install the app using the binaries. I have downloaded the zip file, extracted and then double clicked the exe. I get a spinning wheel, then nothing.

I am not a developer, I am just trying to install the application so that I can install xap files and obtain logs for testing purposes, so forgive me if this is something that I "should" know how to do. :)
May 28, 2013 at 8:11 PM
Also, do I have to have the WP SDK installed for this to work?
May 28, 2013 at 8:33 PM
Yup, you need the SDK, which may be why the exe is crashing for you on launch.