Windows Mobile 6.5 Dev Box Setup
UPDATE: If you want the Cellular Emulator (not same as Device Emulator), you have to build this on x86 (32bit).
Preparing for Windows Mobile 6.5 coming soon, I have to build a demo machine for development demos, so I’m installing another “boot from VHD” x64 Windows 7 image on my Lenovo W500.
Windows 7 x64
Windows Updates – ALL
User Account Control – OFF (for installation process)
Visual Studio 2008 Team Suite (MSDN DVD), removing C++ etc. to shorten installation time.
Visual Studio 2008 Service Pack 1 (MSDN DVD) touches rather a lot of items:
I tried to install SQL Server 2005 Management Studio Express, but got this error basically saying it doesn’t like Windows 7. Not sure if it is a 64bit issue or a Windows 7 issue, so went for 2008 instead.
SQL Server 2008 Express Edition + Management Studio Express (230MB Download, but SSMSE is what I was really after) threw a couple of different errors, most of which were resolved by restarting to complete past installations – oops – and eventually got here:
But still no joy:
And it gets worse:
If you think that log file was helpful, every error line states “See Below” and we run into ^Z well before a meaningful explanation. So at that point, when all else fails: restart & Windows Update. Hopefully that’ll help:
Yes, you’re seeing that right: 130MB security update. After all that, success!
Testing Visual Studio:
I’ll get to the actual Windows Mobile bits tomorrow – sleep first.
Restart after at least each SP install, even if not prompted.