Windows Phone Software Development Kit (SDK) 7.1 Release Candidate (RC) – “Windows Phone 7 SDK – Visual Studio setup cannot run in compatibility mode. For more information see the ‘Installing’ section in the Visual Studio Readme at “http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=143397″.”

When you launch the SDK installation from the ‘vm_web2.exe’ file show the following error:

Windows Phone 7 SDK – Visual Studio setup cannot run in compatibility mode. For more information see the ‘Installing’ section in the Visual Studio Readme at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=143397.

Solution:

Right-click vw_web2.exe then click Properties
On the Compatibility tab uncheck “Run this program in compatibility mode for”, press Apply then click OK.

Note: if the chebox is disabled press the button “Show settings for all users” in the bottom of the Properties dialog then uncheck “Run this program in compatibility mode for”, press Apply then click OK.

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6 Replies to “Windows Phone Software Development Kit (SDK) 7.1 Release Candidate (RC) – “Windows Phone 7 SDK – Visual Studio setup cannot run in compatibility mode. For more information see the ‘Installing’ section in the Visual Studio Readme at “http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=143397″.””

    1. Hi beshoo, thank you for your comment. So, you have set Compatibility and then when you clicked on the exe file, what error appears you? Give me more info so I can try to help you.

  1. I just have to say, THANK YOU VERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRY MUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCHHHHH!!!!!! <3 <3 <3
    i just spent the last 2 hours Uninstalling VS2012 , VS2010 JUST because of this error!! I'm REEEALLY pissed at the microsoft developers for leaving this option selected which in turn initiates this compLETELY unnecessary problem!

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