11-06-2012 08:56 PM
Windows 8 comes with Hyper-V, which is preventing me from installing the BB10 simulator. Are there any work-arounds to this, or can we expect this to work in the final release?
I imagine many will use Hyper-V in Windows 8 as it is a much cheaper alternative to VMWare Workstation. Any chances the simulator could be released as a Hyper-V VM? It doesn't look like it's possible to get both Hyper-V and VMWare running together.
Would love to try out Cascades and BB 10 development, but this is preventing me from being able to do that.
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11-09-2012 02:20 PM
Our development tools don't yet support Windows 8. VMWare Player is required to use the BlackBerry 10 Simulator.
Can you clarify if the issue is running VMWare Player on Windows 8 or the BlackBerry 10 Simulator in VMWare Player in Windows 8?
11-09-2012 04:08 PM
VMWare Player will not run in Windows 8 if Hyper-V is installed. As Hyper-V is included no-charge in Windows 8, that's what I've been using to run my development VM's.
In order to run the BB 10 Simulator, I would need to purchase VMWare Workstation (to get same functionality as Hyper-V), migrate my VM's from Hyper-V to VMWare, and uninstall Hyper-V. Quite a significant barrier to entry for installing the BB 10 Simulator.
I don't know if anyone has had success running VMWare Player / Hyper-V on the same hardware with one disabled/enabled at any given time. It seems this might have been possible with an older version of VMWare Player but VMWare Player 5 won't even install if it see's Hyper-V installed.
Note-- this wasn't really a problem before Windows 8, because Hyper-V was mainly for server virtualization, where-as now it's included in Windows 8 as a virtualization environment for developers. In fact, the Windows Phone 8 emulator requires Hyper-V.
I found this-- http://mobileworld.appamundi.com/blogs/petevickers
11-13-2012 09:55 AM
Thank you for the explanation. I have passed this along to our development team for further investigation. I don't have a solution to offer at this point, but it will be something we'll need to address for Windows 8 support.
04-01-2013 02:39 PM
Windows 8 is now supported, but you do need to use VMWare, not Hyper-V.
04-02-2013 08:27 AM
When I try to install VMware Player on Windows 8, I get:
Error: This product may not be installed on a computer that has Microsoft HyperV installed.
Is there a way around this?