5.5.0 WinXP - Installed Binaries are invalid?



  • Hi all,

    During installation of qt-opensource-windows-x86-msvc2012-5.5.0.exe under WinXP x86 i get the error:
    The output of C:\Qt\Qt5.5.0\5.5\msvc2012\bin\qmake.exe is not parseable.

    On trying to run qmake.exe in Explorer i get the error "qmake.exe is not a valid Win32 application".
    Same goes with all the other utils in the "C:\Qt\Qt5.5.0\5.5\msvc2012\bin" directory.

    Any idea what is going on here?

    Thanks in advance.


  • Moderators

    Hi @MWPau,

    By default, MSVC 2012 does not produce binaries that are compatible with Windows XP because some features were introduced in Windows Vista or later.

    Try the MinGW binaries instead. If that still doesn't work, your options are:

    • Download the Qt source code and build it on Windows XP yourself, OR
    • Upgrade your OS

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