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QT Creator launching on windows 10 32-bit



  • Hello Community,

    I wanted to start with a new online course about computer science. According to the first instructions, I need to install QT 5.15.1 — MinGW 32-bit / QT Creator. The proper way seems to be, to use the QT online installer (qt-unified-windows-x86-3.2.3-online). So I did. But after the installation everything is working except the QT Creator. Therefore, I get a message that I can't use this application on my system. My guess is, that the QT Creator is made for a 64-bit system, because there was no option between 32-bit and 64-bit during the installation process.
    I really wonder if there is an Option for me, because I didn't find any other installers or solution on the internet for my problem. I just found a single installer for a QT Creator 32-bit, but without anything else, and I am not aware if I can connect those two installations.

    Appreciate any help

    My System:
    ASUS X205TA
    X86-based
    Windows 10 Home 32-bit


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    @F-ran-z
    Hi
    I asked the other mods and word was it should work fine to install one from
    https://download.qt.io/official_releases/qtcreator/4.13/4.13.2/
    and it should see the KIT you have.

    Also @J.Hilk told me that you can start the maintenance tool with --no-force-installations and then be allowed to remove Creator

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  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi
    Just try to install it. it should pick up the mingw 32 bit Qt and allow you to make apps.

    Do note if you only have 2GB of ram, it might bomb out on huge compiles.



  • Is there any way around? Because my notebook hasn't have so much space and I would have two QT Creators on my System - even if it works.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    @F-ran-z
    well you can just delete the 64bit creator or simple remove all with online installer and then select the mingw 32 qt and then
    deselect the Creator in bottom.

    but its just around 500 MB so not that big of a save.
    but if its the 32 GB laptop version then i guess all matter as windows takes much of it.



  • That was also my intention, but you can't remove the QT Creator from the installing process. It's included in the basic installation. If I can't find another installer or way to get the same package with the 32-bit version, then I will give it a go. And yeah, unfortunatly it is the 32 GB version.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    Hi
    Ah you are right. there is no check mark. My bad.
    well then i would just wipe
    C:\Qt\Tools\QtCreator
    and then install the 32 bit one.

    I wonder at what version it became 64 bit only.
    Creator used to be 32 bit and not that many versions ago.
    If its just for learning programming then a older version should be just fine.



  • Can I wipe it properly somehow or do you mean I can just delete the folder? But more important for me, is it nessecary to connect those installations somehow? The next step would be, to select the "QT-Kit" in QT Creator, I mean this feels a bit messy for me.

    I would also expect a selectioin betwee 32- and 64- bit, but I am not 100 % sure if it's that problem.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    @F-ran-z
    I mean just to delete the folder at Creator lives in there as far as i know.

    Unless the 32 bit is way behind the 64-bit version,
    it should just see the same KITs as the 64-bit version did.
    Creator can use many version of Qt etc so it should not be an issue for
    it to find it. ( i hope)

    If not, then yes you would have to go and point to stuff for it to work.

    However, if it has issues, maybe its easier to find which version of Qt still has 32 bit Creator and use that.



  • I will try to handcraft my own version like you said.

    You will hear from me, thanks for your help.


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    @F-ran-z
    Hi
    I asked the other mods and word was it should work fine to install one from
    https://download.qt.io/official_releases/qtcreator/4.13/4.13.2/
    and it should see the KIT you have.

    Also @J.Hilk told me that you can start the maintenance tool with --no-force-installations and then be allowed to remove Creator

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  • @mrjj, @J.Hilk
    Thank you very much. It really worked liked that. First I uninstalled too much so that I couldn't connect the QT Creator. But if you have enough space, you can just add the 32-bit version of QT Creator and connect it to the QT Version you installed before.

    Awesome!


  • Lifetime Qt Champion

    @F-ran-z
    Im glad it worked. QtCreator can be used with any version of Qt installed so it's not really
    tied to any version but I have not tried to replace the included one with an other one but it seems to just work
    so that is good.

    Happy course :)


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