1.    06 Jun 2016 #1

    VM running Windows 10 mobile --anybody done it yet


    Hi there

    Anybody got a VM running Windows Mobile yet. You can get various VM images running Android but I wonder if it's possible to do Windows 10 Mobile - on a touch laptop or tablet would probably be OK. Vmware latest release of both player and workstation support touch decently now. VBOX probably too --although I haven't played around with it.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  2.    06 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,114
    Windows 10 Pro

    As far as I know this is only possible using Hyper-V.

    Here's how you get Windows 10 Mobile virtual machines installed in Hyper-V. Notice that you have to go through all steps listed below. Hyper-V needs to be installed and set up:

    1.) First you need to download Visual Studio 2015 Community edition. Any other edition of VS 2015 is of course OK, too, but the advantage in using Community edition is that it's free. Notice that installing VS 2015 is necessary but it can be uninstalled as soon as we have set up the emulator virtual machines. Download: Free Dev Tools - Visual Studio Community 2015

    2.) If you don't need VS 2015 for anything else than to get Windows 10 Mobile virtual machines, select custom install accepting defaults, only adding Emulators for Windows 10 Mobile:

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    Installation with default selections plus emulators requires about 12 GB, full install selecting all components 46 GB.

    3.) When installed, launch VS 2015, select New Project:

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    4.) Select Templates > Visual C# > Windows > Universal > Blank App and click OK:

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    5.)
    Click the downwards arrowhead to select emulator:

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    6.) Select which emulator you want to use. Emulator name tells you which phone version (screen size / RAM) it emulates:

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    7.) Press F5 to start debugging your blank app. At this point VS 2015 installs the Hyper-V virtual machine for your selected emulator and creates a checkpoint allowing the user to restore the emulator to factory defaults when needed, as seen in Hyper-V Manager:

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    8.) Emulator starts and you can use it as a totally normal virtual machine. By default it uses its own Hyper-V virtual switch to connect to network and Internet:

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    9.) You can now close the emulator to stop debugging, close VS 2015 and if no longer needed uninstall it.

    10.) In the future you can launch the Windows 10 Mobile virtual machine from Hyper-V manager and use it as you would use any other virtual machine:

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    Kari
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    06 Jun 2016 #3

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    As far as I know this is only possible using Hyper-V.

    Here's how you get Windows 10 Mobile virtual machines installed in Hyper-V. Notice that you have to go through all steps listed below. Hyper-V needs to be installed and set up:

    1.) First you need to download Visual Studio 2015 Community edition. Any other edition of VS 2015 is of course OK, too, but the advantage in using Community edition is that it's free. Notice that installing VS 2015 is necessary but it can be uninstalled as soon as we have set up the emulator virtual machines. Download: Free Dev Tools - Visual Studio Community 2015

    2.) If you don't need VS 2015 for anything else than to get Windows 10 Mobile virtual machines, select custom install accepting defaults, only adding Emulators for Windows 10 Mobile:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2016_06_06_08_41_001.png 
Views:	26 
Size:	55.9 KB 
ID:	83625

    Installation with default selections plus emulators requires about 12 GB, full install selecting all components 46 GB.

    3.) When installed, launch VS 2015, select New Project:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2016_06_06_08_47_252.png 
Views:	36 
Size:	34.3 KB 
ID:	83626

    4.) Select Templates > Visual C# > Windows > Universal > Blank App and click OK:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2016_06_06_08_51_393.png 
Views:	10 
Size:	121.8 KB 
ID:	83627

    5.)
    Click the downwards arrowhead to select emulator:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2016_06_06_08_53_384.png 
Views:	1 
Size:	29.0 KB 
ID:	83628


    6.) Select which emulator you want to use. Emulator name tells you which phone version (screen size / RAM) it emulates:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2016_06_06_08_56_105.png 
Views:	26 
Size:	25.3 KB 
ID:	83629

    7.) Press F5 to start debugging your blank app. At this point VS 2015 installs the Hyper-V virtual machine for your selected emulator and creates a checkpoint allowing the user to restore the emulator to factory defaults when needed, as seen in Hyper-V Manager:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2016_06_06_08_59_286.png 
Views:	11 
Size:	11.2 KB 
ID:	83630

    8.) Emulator starts and you can use it as a totally normal virtual machine. By default it uses its own Hyper-V virtual switch to connect to network and Internet:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2016_06_06_09_01_537.png 
Views:	2 
Size:	143.7 KB 
ID:	83631

    9.) You can now close the emulator to stop debugging, close VS 2015 and if no longer needed uninstall it.

    10.) In the future you can launch the Windows 10 Mobile virtual machine from Hyper-V manager and use it as you would use any other virtual machine:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2016_06_06_09_04_049.png 
Views:	1 
Size:	386.8 KB 
ID:	83632

    Kari
    Hi there
    @Kari

    Thanks for this --I'll have a go later this week and try it out

    I really appreciate all the help and hard work you do on this Forum

    Believe me your hard work and expertise is appreciated probably more than you realize.

    Again --Many thanks

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    06 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
    Posts : 13,114
    Windows 10 Pro

    Thanks Jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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