XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (Apr 17 – 24)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a … more

Glimpse Notifications: Easier Lockscreen Notifications

Lollipop brought a revamp to the lockscreen, taking away custom widgets but … more

What Are the Best Looking Apps on Android?

As more developers are updating their apps with Material Design elements, we’re … more

Cyngn Explained: Who’s Cyanogen, What’s Cyanogen OS?

While Cyanogen, Inc has been the source of many headlines lately, there … more
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread

[TUT] Install Windows Phone Power Tools 2.5.5 on Windows 7

10th February 2014, 05:36 AM |#1  
OP Recognized Contributor
Flag British Columbia
Thanks Meter: 1,285
I was a bit annoyed when I couldn't install Windows Phone Power Tools on Windows 7 due to Visual Studio 2012 needed, but I found a way to get it working. So.. here =D

Step 1 - Install this lite version of Windows Phone 8 SDK and it's prerequisites from here (works on Windows 7, includes Developer Unlock and stock WP8 SDK XAP deployment)

Step 2 - Install Visual Studio Express 2010 (yes 2010) from

Step 3 - Download Windows Phone Power Tools from

Step 4 - Now Power Tools should install, since it has the required resources, albeit older ones, to install.

Step 5 - Uninstall Visual Studio 2010 if desired (you can by opening it's install thing again). Not necesarry I don't believe.

Step 6 - Enjoy WPPT on Windows 7 =D

Sorry if something like this was posted already.

Evidence -

Last edited by MameTozhio; 10th February 2014 at 04:52 PM.
The Following 6 Users Say Thank You to MameTozhio For This Useful Post: [ View ]
10th February 2014, 05:45 PM |#2  
anaheiim's Avatar
Recognized Contributor
Flag Marseille
Thanks Meter: 1,185
Donate to Me
Thanks, for those who do not know
The Following User Says Thank You to anaheiim For This Useful Post: [ View ]
15th February 2014, 07:59 PM |#3  
Iago-Cobain's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Brasilia (DF)
Thanks Meter: 13
this install apps and games from pc ?
16th February 2014, 02:26 PM |#4  
Recognized Developer
Flag Seattle
Thanks Meter: 2,826
If you have to ask, the answer is probably "no". It deploys homebrew and development apps. It is neither intended for, nor particularly useful for, pirating apps or games (discussion of which is strictly prohibited on XDA, by the way...)
15th April 2014, 08:02 AM |#5  
naruto 13's Avatar
Junior Member
Flag port louis
Thanks Meter: 2
can u plz put a mirror link to download the power tool
15th April 2014, 11:15 AM |#6  
Recognized Developer
Flag Seattle
Thanks Meter: 2,826
What, are you unable to access Codeplex?
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

cats, workaround, wow much thread, wp8, wp8 sdk
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes