So I figured I’d document my first experiences with the Windows Phone 8 SDK.
First issue I ran into was an error “The Windows Phone Emulator couldn’t start because the hypervisor isn’t running.”
While the information shown in the “more information” link helps its a bit verbose.
Basically enable “Execute disable bit” and “Intel Virtualization Technology” in the equivalent BIOS settings of your motherboard.
and ensure you have the “Hyper-V” features turned on
That’s it. Should be working now!