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You'll now need Windows Phone 7.5 to use the Marketplace

Windows Phone 7.5 is now the minimum requirement to access Marketplace.

@anthony256
Published Tue, May 22 2012 10:09 PM CDT   |   Updated Mon, Oct 19 2020 8:14 PM CDT

Microsoft have just announced that starting today, you'll be required to have Windows Phone 7.5 on phones to download, buy, update, or review apps in Marketplace. This change applies to both the phone and web Marketplace storefronts.

You'll now need Windows Phone 7.5 to use the Marketplace | TweakTown.com

While this seems like a strange move, remember that most phones are already running Windows Phone 7.5, and most phones can be upgraded to the latest version if they're stuck on a previous version of the operating system.

If you're running an older version of Windows Phone and try to access the Marketplace, you'll be prompted with an error message when you try to download a new app, or update an app that's already on your device. If you do get the error, all you need to do is install the free Windows Phone 7.5 upgrade.

You can find more information, and a step-by-step instruction guide on Update Central.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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