URGENT: Windows Phone 8 emulator fails to start

Discussion in 'Windows Guest OS Discussion' started by MichaelBiermann, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. MichaelBiermann

    MichaelBiermann

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    I run latest Parallels version on Retina Macbook Pro to develop for Windows8/Windows Phone8, Android, HTML5 and iOS.

    Everything works great, BUT the emulator of Windows Phone 8 fails to start.

    The error message is:
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    The Windows Phone Emulator wasn't able to create the virtual machine:
    Generic failure


    To overcome other issues, I have already changed memory of virtual machine to 3GB, according to your document http://kb.parallels.com/en/113875.

    This article describes this crazy showstopper issue in details:
    http://www.nsilverbullet.net/2012/10/31/windows-phone-8-sdk-on-mac-osx-parallels-8/

    As a workaround, in Germany I will be able to buy a Lumia 920 next monday.
    But I also need to test different screen sizes and resolutions.
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2012
  2. Specimen

    Specimen Product Expert

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    The emulator is actually a virtual machine, so we are talking about a vm inside a vm, this requires support for nested Hyper-V, which afaik is planned but not implemented yet although Windows doesn't actually support its Hyper-V being nested, also VMWare Fusion already supports this exprimentally, if you are so desperate, but don't count too much on this feature because, as I said, Windows doesn't support this well.

    The KB you linked talks about Phone Emulator 7, which is actually an emulator and not a virtual machine, Phone 8 Emulator is a virtual machine, complain to MS, it was their decision.
     
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  3. Koen.H

    Koen.H

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    It is now available in de latest build of PD8.
     
  4. LiqingT

    LiqingT

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    Koen,
    I tried the latest version of PD8, it still didn't work. Can you give some more details?

    Thanks!

    Richard
     
  5. Specimen

    Specimen Product Expert

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    This is kb article is mentioned in other threads (there at least 2 others that refer to the same issue):
    http://kb.parallels.com/en/115211
     

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