Common error when upgrading Windows 8 Apps from VS2012 RC to RTM

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I’ve been upgrading some of my applications from VS2012 RC to RTM and have encountered the following error multiple times.


As you can see from the screenshot the Package.appxmanifest just needs a quick update. Unfortunately you cannot change these values through the User Interface. You can fix this easily by right-clicking on the Package.appxmanifest and opening it with an XML editor like shown below:


Scroll down to the section called “Prerequisites” and change it to look like the following:

<Prerequisites>    <OSMinVersion>6.2.1</OSMinVersion>    <OSMaxVersionTested>6.2.1</OSMaxVersionTested>  </Prerequisites>
That is it. I hope this helps. 


Thanks for reading! You can download the Windows 8 Release Preview and VS2012 RC here if you don’t have access to the RTM bits yet. I’d also suggest checking out Telerik’s RadControls for Metro for some great Windows 8 components. If you have any questions or comments then please leave them below.


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