Category: Windows Phone 7

Windows Phone Emulator Error

While trying to run Windows Phone emulator I was facing given error.

The Windows Phone Emulator wasn’t able to create the virtual machine: Something happened while creating a switch: Xde couldn’t find an IPv4 address for the host machine

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Simple Resolution to this problem is:

  • Run Hyper-V Manager as Admin



  • Go to Action > Virtual Switch Manager.


  • Click on “New Network Switch’


  • Select Internal and Create Virtual Switch


  • Give Name of Virtual Switch as “Windows Phone Emulator Internal Switch”


  • Click “OK” and restart your machine.

    After following these steps you should be able to run Windows Phone 8 Emulator without any issue.

    In case it solves/ doesn’t solve your problem mention that in comments.


Windows Phone 7 Emulator Crashed VirtualBox.

Today I noticed something Not so cool for me as I lost almost an hour of work. I was working on something using Virtualbox and in between felt like exploring The Windows Phone 7 development Kit that I recently Installed.

Now what I did was opened Windows Phone 7 Emulator and started playing with it like searched on Bing, Surfed web using its IE, Tried voice search on it etc…

Now I turned to Virtual box to see the code I was working on and There was a Yogi on the screen Informing me that Virtual box crashed and Then an Error message telling that It crashed because one Virtualization Application can be used at a Time.

After Searching on net Found these two discussions saying the same thing.

http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=39350

http://forums.virtualbox.org/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=40004

Crux of above is that you can’t have two Virtualization applications running together as well as you can’t have a virtual application running inside other like Windows phone 7 Emulator inside Virtualbox.

So the Virtual Box Crashed and I lost some work for Trying Windows Phone 7 Development Kit/Emulator.

Nice start in Smartphone apps Development. Lets See where it takes me further.