Qt framework for WinXP

  • I'm trying to install Qt framework on WinXP machine and quite tired of it.
    According to this wiki:
    Qt 5.5 should work. I've got qt-opensource-windows-x86-msvc2013-5.5.1.exe from:
    And it's failed during installation with "qmake.exe -query output can't be parsed". I've paused on this error and tried to launch qmake.exe by myself - it can't be launched. I've got "not a win32 application" error. So it's not XP compatible.
    Then I tried qt-opensource-windows-x86-msvc2013-5.5.0.exe - same result.
    Now I'm downloading qt-opensource-windows-x86-msvc2013-5.4.2.exe

    So what's the latest Qt toolchain that could be installed on WinXP machine?
    Is Wiki incorrect?

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    Is the Xp fully patched ?
    Must be service pack 3 as far as i recall.

    Also as far as i know Qt5.5 is the last that might just work
    But they talk about beta of 5.6 so might have been fixed for 5.6

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    Using 5.5.1, it just installed and ran in win xp sp 3
    Using qt-opensource-windows-x86-mingw492-5.5.1.exe

    Since you seem to want to use visual studio , have you installed that first
    and made sure its actually running ?

    For me, vs 2013, refuses flat out to install in win xp sp 3.
    For from i understand visual stud 2013 does not support RUNNING on
    win xp due to .NET.

    so unless you really need visual stdio , mingw is a faster option.
    Microsoft consider XP stone dead.

    Note: just so we are clear. Qt does not contain the actual visual studio compiler.
    Its only compiled with the version mentioned in the name.

    Also there is a huge difference wanting to run visual studio on XP to
    want to target Xp from say a win7 /8 / 10 using visual stud.

    I also tried VS2012 and it refused.

    Visual studio 2010 seems happy. but did not tried installing it all. but installer would run. :)
    That would match
    from same folder.

    I think that is a new as you can get ON win Xp with VS.

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  • @mrjj You're right. It's all about *-msvc20xx. Only, *-msvc2010 and *-mingw could be installed on XP and *-msvc2012, *-msvc2013 are not. I've successfully installed Qt 5.5.1. Thanks!

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