The Version Option is Invalid – Fix

Whilst most developers were enjoying the Mango SDK and device update, I kept running into a strange problem where app deployment always failed. The error message “The version option is invalid” was always being thrown so I could never test any projects (7.0 or 7.1). Unfortunately, I was also in the middle of updating and creating various apps for 7.0, so I didn’t have time to look in to the problem in any great detail. I tried uninstalling every version of VS2010 and Blend I had on my computer and installing the Mango Beta 1 and 2 from scratch. This didn’t make a difference as the error kept appearing. However, before starting a new project, I decided to take a deeper look into the problem and managed to fix it. So, for anyone who comes across this problem, this information might be helpful:

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‘The Windows Live ID Service is unavailable at the moment’ Fix

This morning I tried to download various updates for apps I have installed on my phone. However, every time I tried to update, I kept receiving an error message stating that “The Windows Live ID Service is unavailable at the moment. Try again later.

I searched around and the solutions I found required either a hard reset, or having the phone revert back to the factory settings. However, it would result in all my information and settings being erased, so I wanted to make sure there were no other methods available before performing a factory reset. Fortunately, I found a way to fix this error without deleting any information.

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