I decided to make an installation ISO as this definitely could help for repairing corrupted installation, sharing with friends, or installation in office/college (screw firewall, proxy, etc). I believe Microsoft will only release Offline Installation for Windows Phone Developer Tools only for Final Release.
I do not have chance to do test installation in many system – slow installation, bla bla bla. It doesn’t allow me to install in Windows Vista without SP1 installed and I have no access to any 64-bit system. Hence I only tested on the following box:
- Operating System: Windows 7
- Platform: x86
- No prior installation of: Visual Studio 2010 RTM; Visual Studio 2010 Express; Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP March; ( I installed Visual Studio 2010 RTM after installing this, and both works fine )
Web installer can be downloaded from Microsoft Download – Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP (April Refresh). Scroll down for offline installation ISO image.
Few details that we already know. It’s an April Refresh release – which fixes compatibility issue with Visual Studio 2010 RTM.
Date Published: 4/29/2010
The Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP includes the following
+ Visual Studio 2010 Express for Windows Phone CTP
+ Windows Phone Emulator CTP
+ Silverlight for Windows Phone CTP
+ XNA Game Studio 4.0 CTP
Tested this installer in Windows XP. By following Aaron’s Tips, open “baseline.dat” with Notepad, look for the section named [gencomp7788], change the value InstallOnWinXP from 1 to 0. WPDT CTP can be successfully installed in Windows XP, but unfortunately we will not be able to run Windows Phone 7 Simulator as XDE is not compatible with Windows XP.
Latest Beta offline installer is up.
Mirror 2 – Media Fire
vmx.part1.rar-reupload -> rename this to vmx.part1.rar
vmx.part1.rar – CRC file error..if you have downloaded this, try RAR repair (read comment below)..
- These files are provided AS-IS. No modification was done to the installer.
- This is not an official release from Microsoft.
- I should not be liable for any damages to your system.