How to work around a possible XNA Game Studio setup failure on Windows 10 technical preview

A while back, I wrote about an application compatibility issue that can cause the Windows Phone SDK and XNA Game Studio to fail to install on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.  Recently, I heard from a colleague who ran into a similar-sounding issue when trying to install XNA Game Studio on the Windows 10 technical…

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Windows Phone SDK update for Windows Phone 7.8 is now available for download

As announced earlier today on the Windows Phone Developer Blog, the Windows Phone SDK update for Windows Phone 7.8 has been released. The Windows Phone SDK update for Windows Phone 7.8 is a patch and not a standalone product, so you must install the Windows Phone SDK 7.1 or the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 before…

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Uninstalling the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 will break XNA Game Studio 4.0 and vice versa

The XNA Game Studio components that are installed as a part of the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 have a setup bug that causes the uninstall process for the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 to break XNA Game Studio 4.0 and vice versa. How to fix XNA Game Studio 4.0 if you uninstall the Windows Phone SDK…

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Windows Phone SDK 8.0 now available for download

As announced earlier today on the Windows Phone Developer Blog and the Visual Studio Blog, the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 is now available for download. Here is some information to help you get started installing and using the Windows Phone SDK 8.0. Download links Web download page – http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35471 Full ISO image – http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=257234 Windows…

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The XNA Framework can be used to create games that run on the Windows 8 desktop

With the release of Windows 8 and the new development platform for Windows Store applications, there has been some confusion about the level of support for games on Windows 8 that use the XNA Framework and that are built with XNA Game Studio.  I wanted to post something here to help clarify what is and…

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Windows 8 Release Preview, .NET Framework 4.5 RC and Visual Studio 2012 RC now available for download

As announced on the Building Windows 8 blog, Somasegar’s blog and Jason Zander’s blog, the Windows 8 Release Preview and an RC version of the .NET Framework 4.5 and Visual Studio 2012 are now available for download.  Here is some information to help you get started installing and using these preview releases. Download links Here…

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