How to start Windows Phone 8 Emulator without Visual Studio

Sometimes you need to start the WP emulator outside of VS. For example when developing web sites and testing them in the mobile version of Internet Explorer.   Here are the commands that you can store in a shortcut: Windows Phone 7: “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft XDE\1.0\XDE.exe” “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft SDKs\Windows Phone\v7.1\Emulation\Images\WM70C1.en-US.bin” /VMID {A9939106-C9EA-48B3-B242-8CC158F08096} Windows Phone 8:…

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