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The XNA Game Studio component that ships with the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 has a setup bug that causes some of the project templates to be installed to an incorrect location if Visual Studio 2012 or the Windows Phone SDK 8.0 is installed to a non-default path. If you run into this issue, you can use the following steps to restore the missing project templates.
If you are using Visual Studio 2012 Professional, Premium or Ultimate:
If you are using Visual Studio 2012 Express for Windows Phone:
Worked great. This my exact issue having VS installed on the D: drive.