Installing Qt 5.0 on Windows 7 64-bit and VS2008 Pro

  • Hello all,

    I have a machine with Windows 7 64-bit and Visual Studio 2008 Professional and would like to install Qt 5 to familiarize myself with Qt Creator and Qt library.

    I can see from the Qt DOWNLOADS page the following link: "Qt 5.0.1 for Windows 32-bit (VS 2010, 481 MB)". I was wondering if I can I still use this link to intall Qt on my machine? And if yes, are there extra steps to do (like compiling Qt for example) so that I can start experimenting and learning with Qt Examples and Tutorials?

    Thank you in advance for your help.


  • Hello! I have the same questions. Only the machine is different: laptop HP envy m6 with W8 64 bit.

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    No, you cannot mix the different versions of msvc. They are not bit compatible.
    You need to compile Qt libs with msvc2008 by yourself.
    There are some guidelines for "compiling Qt 5.": Unfortunately they are referring to compiling with the Git version, but should work also with the downloaded source IIRC. For windows you need to download the "zip archive with source.":

    Since you like to familiarize also with Qt creator it is also an option for you to download the Qt 5.0.1 SDK packaged with MinGW. Alternatively, you could install the msvc2010 express (it's for free).

    Finally, there should new releases coming out soon. Possibly they are adding more tool chains, but I do not know.

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