Category Archives: Windows Phone

Disable Windows Live Contacts from being synchronized to Windows Phone

One very useful Windows Phone feature is that it automatically adds all your Windows Live contacts to your Windows Phone when you sign in. This is all fine and dandy if that’s your master contact  list but for me all of those contacts were carried over from MSN Messenger which I stopped using many years ago.

The most annoying bit is that there is no way to get rid of those contacts. As of WP 7.5 you only have two options either delete all your contacts from Windows Live or change your primary Windows Live ID (which required a hard reset).

There is a third option though and that is to filter out the Windows Live contacts from the People Hub.

To do so go to the People Hub Jailbreak iPhone 6 -> Settings -> Filter -> Uncheck Windows Live

Tada a quick and painless way to remove the Windows Live contacts and keep your address book tidy.

Fixed: The target “GetCopyToOutputDirectoryContentProjectItems” does not exist in the project.

If your building a Windows Phone app and get this error then a quick fix is to download the XNA Game Studio 4.0 Refresh (40 MB) and install it.

This adds the missing target.

XNA Game Studio 4.0 Refresh

Downloading and installing this takes way less time than repairing the Windows Phone SDK (which asks for a reboot as well). Also repairing does not always solve the problem.