Setting up the Windows 8 Phone Development Environment
The Windows Phone 8 SDK has just been publicly released and there are higher than usual requirements for creating the development environment. From the official SDK page the requirements are listed as:
• 4 GB of free hard disk space
• 4 GB RAM
• 64-bit (x64) CPU
Operating systems: Windows 8, Windows 8 Pro (64 bit only)
Does your PC support SLAT?
Download CoreInfo, & run the following command to dump only the virtualization-related features.
(You’ll need to run the command as administrator)
If you have an Intel processor you need to look on the last line entitled EPT. If you see a star you are good to go, a dash or nothing – then new hardware will be required.
On AMD processors you are looking for the last line entitled NP. Again, a star means your PC supports SLAT, a dash or nothing = you won’t be able to run the emulator.