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Windows Phone (WP) is a family of mobile operating systems developed for smartphones as the replacement successor to Windows Mobile and Zune.  Windows Phone features a new user interface derived from Metro design language. Windows 10 Mobile succeeded Windows Phone 8.1 and emphasizes a larger amount of integration and unification with its PC counterpart—including a new, unified application ecosystem, along with an expansion of its scope to include small-screened tablets.

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Hi - I'm trying to connect a windows 7 laptop to a Lumia 640 LTE (RM-1072) mobile phone via a usb cable in order to extract a particular photo. The phone is running Windows 8. Unfortunately, The laptop is not able to install a driver. The message is

'Device Driver Software was not successfully installed. Lumia 640 LTE (RM-1072) - no driver found'

I'm not able to locate a driver from the web (either by windows update or manual search).

- Is this simply because the laptop o/s is older than the phone o/s?
- Is there a solution to this or is it simply not possible?
- Do I need to get hold of a Windows 10 laptop and see if this works?

I look forward to hearing from you.

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How to determine if cell phone is locked or unlocked ?

In the settings, there is Model Nokia Lumia 928, Carrier is Verizon Wireless, and IMEI number.  There is no sim card in the phone.

How can I tell for certain that this phone is locked or unlocked?
Greetings, experts!

After 14 years of using various incarnations of Windows Phone and Windows Mobile, I've resigned myself to the inevitable fact that Windows Phone is dead. So, I recently purchased a Samsung Galaxy S8, and I've successfully exported my Contacts from Windows Live and imported them into my Android Phone.

But, I don't see any way to export my Calendar information so that I can import that into the Android phone. I have many years worth of data in my Calendar, and I really don't want to lose that. It's still stored on office.live.com, but what is the best way to get that into my new Android?

I have a video conference in a few hours with someone on an app called "whats up". I cant find it on the apple store. Maybe its misspelled.

What is the correct app name?
Our Development team is having an issue with an update of an application that they are attempting to submit to the Microsoft Store.  They have successfully submitted apps to the Apple AppStore as well as the Google Play Store.  But they Microsoft Store, is requiring a security certificate, PFX file with the submission.  My main question is how do we go about doing this, and what should the common name be for this certificate.  Should this be the common name for the actual SSL communication for the application itself for the end users?  Any help would be much appreciated.  


The title may surprise you, but there really exists a problem with file writability, if you access on a file modified on a PC over Windows Phone 8.1! Actually, the problem first arose under Windows Phone 7.4, but I later switched to a then new smartphone under Windows Phone 8.0, which I later upgraded to Windows Phone 8.1 (it is a NOKIA Lumia 930).

I am using mobile devices to take notes for more than 15 years now. At the beginning, I used Windows CE and later the Windows Mobile 6. With the years passing by, the capabilities of the mobile devices increased, making it possible to enter directly the data into a Microsoft Office document (like Excel) without first making text notices in a TXT file and copying it in another "real" Excel file on the PC later on. But with the above error I am dealing with, I go "back to the old times" and have to copy and paste at home all the notices, if they are meant to be part of an Excel sheet that all-of-a-sudden became read-only.

Actually, I never make the files read-only intentionally. All happens when sometimes adding a column or a new tab when editing the documents over OneDrive in the browser, using Microsoft Excel at home or at business.

I once asked on a site about this problem. One guy – an Excel specialist – told me that the file I attached for scrutiny was including some code that cannot be edited by Windows Phone. So far, so good.

My question is:
  • Is it possible to *cleanse* an Excel file from any
Please provide me with a list of services similar to Magic Jack that allow calls to be forwarded to another phone number.
I had a need for a “colour picker” for the nice original Windows Phone colour palette. The codes are impossible to remember, so I was looking for a method to point and click to copy a value for later to be pasted into a property pane.

As I wanted all values presented in the three often used formats for CSS, VBA, and as hex values - and had the colour values as an enumeration – I also needed some converter functions. Not much, and with a simple loop all field values could be set.

However, writing code for 63 fields looked like a daunting task. This is where WithEvents came in and solved that with a few handfuls of code.

I wrote it all up here as there are so few examples found demonstrating WithEvents:


with a reference to John Colby’s old tutorial on WithEvents for the interested reader. The only principal difference to John’s example is, that I didn’t use 63 variables but a collection (as I learned from Shamil Salakhetdinov) to hold the controls.

The colour palette of Windows Phone I have previously used here:



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by:Daniella Barion
That's great. I am sure it will help a lot of people.
Windows Phone Theme Colours
The Windows Phone Theme Colours is a tight, powerful, and well balanced palette. This tiny Access application makes it a snap to select and pick a value. And it doubles as an intro to implementing WithEvents, one of Access' hidden gems.

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I adapted my application to this and I could not believe how efficient and easy this was to do. I see myself deleting a HUGE amount of redundant code and using Class Module in the future. They have always intimidated me and quite frankly, I did not see the use of them until I needed something similar to what you did here. The link you provided to John Colby's Blog was spot-on and VERY informative.

A question on this method however, the particular functionality I am trying to achieve applies to Text and Combo boxes. Reading JC's Blog led me to believe that I would need another Class to handle each type of Object.

Did I comprehend that correctly or can I include more than one Object in this Class?

Great stuff!

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Yes, you implement many classes, perhaps one for each type of control.

Or you can modify this check:

    If Control.ControlType = acTextBox Then

to check for other control types as well. And then either apply the same or different methods.

Or do both. Or add more conditions; for example only apply a method to a control with a control source.

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310 in los angeles

those two areas codes on a cell phone are a status symbol

But I am from a technical background and I know that older phone numbers have longer history so more likely to get spam

Does a phone number ever get less spam

Are you advising clients to change their number to the new area code (that is not a status symbol)
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My phone doesn’t update “automatically” I need to manually do it to receive the emails.
Also, everything is out 1 hour??? So a meeting set for 2.00pm is coming up on my phone as 3.00pm
I have just downloaded Nokia PC suite version with the intention of acquiring the phone numbers and names from my Nokia Lumina 520.
However, when I run the installation program Nokia_PC_Suite_eng_us_web.exe, I get an error message :
Your phone is in file transfer mode and cannot be used with PC suite. Quit file transfer mode from the phone if you want to use the phone with PC suite.

So how do I  Quit file transfer mode  ??

There are no obvious options in the settings section.
The backlight LED of my nokia lumia 1020 turned on yesterday while i was skiing and it wont go off, even if i turn the phone off, does anyone know what's wrong and how to fix it?
How to debug in Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone with Emulator running?

When breakpoints are set, while running in debug mode with the emulator, we get the message
"The breakpoint will not currently be hit. No symbols have been loaded for this document.”

The literature on this topic suggests symbols and modules. There is no such thing as modules in 'Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone' or we are missing something. Please suggest!

Also another question: Web Service calls working for Android and iOS - NOT working in Windows Phone 7 emulator. Please suggest any literature on this!
Hi - thanks for looking!

I am trying to do something that should be very simple but is proving difficult!
I am trying to navigate from one page to another in my windows phone 8.1 application.

I have tried 2 different methods but neither work - see screenshot.

Any ideas?

When connected to pc you getting a noise and it shows that it charging but it not being detected on my computer
Is there a site for downloading Nokia PC suite for a Lumina 520 windows Phone ? NOT a site that requires additional applications to be installed ?

Please provide the full URL ?

Thanks in advance ,

I'm creating a windows phone 8 application.

I'm having some difficulty with my sqlite prepare statement. I get an error saying my table does not exist, although I've checked in multiple places for it, and it does exist, so I'm confused!

Hoping that someone can point me in the right direction :)
We have the hybrid SCCM Intune configuration that has been working for the last 11 months no problem. Our Company Portal App is signed correctly.
We have noticed today that new or existing users cannot enrol their devices into Workplace with the "We Weren't able to setup this account on your phone" error, which is normally linked to a Company Portal issue.
The Company Portal that is installed on currently enrolled phones has stopped working as well. When you try and open the app on the phone is says "Problem with app" There's a problem with Company Portal. First, try to buy the app... Strange as we obviously already have it, if you click buy it takes you to the store and displays WP SSP WAVE H as an application published by Internal Beta Account. Is this the app in its basic form that I originally signed?
It seems like I need to re deploy the Company Portal App again but wanted to see if anyone else has had this problem before.
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Hi all am trying to work on app(Windows phone ),part of it should get an IMEI number of a device,however its giving the DeviceUnique ID instead.
My requirement is that i should get the device IMEI not the DeviceUniqueId,Is there a way i should get the IMEI on windows phone devices?
Will soon get a new Win Phone.

Don't want my Outlook data synced to the cloud.

Want only local sync between  phone & my PC.

Years back, when Microsoft started to require Sync-to-the-Cloud-by-default for Outlook on PC & Winphone folks realized a workaround.

"If I go to settings->email+accounts and change the server to (local host) contacts etc. aren't synced, and stored on the handset. " 

Is this still true?  What I want to do is sync the data in my PC Outlook with ONLY the phone.  So that, my Outlook information isn't in the cloud, or passed to the cloud.  Move the data from my PC to the phone via a plain old USB cable.  Seems like this strategy above says that's possible?  

Need an answer from someone who's successfully tried this, or any other workaround that achieves the same thing.



I'm looking for a real simple template on capturing a barcode scan for windows phone.

I've found some resource on google but haven't managed to find any working code as yet!

I was hoping that some experts have already managed to get a simple barcode reader working and can help.

Many thanks
I have requested to have my cell phone number removed on a website before and the random sales phone calls ceased.  What is this website where I can have my phone number removed so I don't receive telemarketing calls anymore?

I am located in USA.
We have a lot of Motorola MC9000 Windows Mobile 5.0 devices and we need to automatically set the date/time on them. I've tried all the registry settings that MS recommends. Below is what we have. The problem is that it doesn't work. These are fresh factory loaded RF guns   The official System info says Windows CE Version 5.0 Build 1400.

Any help would be appreciated. If there is a way to do this w/o registry settings that's ok too, but from what we've found .reg files are the only way to persistently load settings into these.


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hi all,

I found that my Window mobile 10 build 10586.318 phone will totally clock after 3 times I input the password wrong, and the phone stupidly require me to charge the phone for 2 hours and reboot to phone to continue.

how can I fix that so that no matter how many time I input password wrong it don't lock my phone totally ?

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Windows Phone (WP) is a family of mobile operating systems developed for smartphones as the replacement successor to Windows Mobile and Zune.  Windows Phone features a new user interface derived from Metro design language. Windows 10 Mobile succeeded Windows Phone 8.1 and emphasizes a larger amount of integration and unification with its PC counterpart—including a new, unified application ecosystem, along with an expansion of its scope to include small-screened tablets.

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