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Zune software is not launched. Retry after making sure that Zune software is launched


When trying to run a Windows phone 7 code I got the following error “Zune software is not launched. Retry after making sure that Zune software is launched”. It turned out that I had Windows Phone 7 Device selected for deployment instead of the emulator

After selecting Windows Phone 7 Emulator, everything was working. How hard is it to have a better error message?

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  1. March 7, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    HAHA I got tired of this too! In fact I have a blog that changes the default. Maybe it might help you out too?

    http://www.pchenry.com/Home/tabid/36/EntryId/412/Tired-of-ALWAYS-having-to-change-to-the-WP7-emulator-in-Visual-Studio.aspx

  2. Lajak Technologies Inc
    March 7, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Yesterday I was like WTH, what has zune do with it, then I notice that drop down at the top. But come on, can’t they come up with a better message!!

  3. Eric
    May 27, 2011 at 6:55 am

    This snagged me, too. Thanks for the tip!

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