Requirements for Windows

Instructions in this documentation assume Windows 7 or 10, 32-bit or 64-bit.

Minimum Hardware Requirements

Approximate minimal hardware requirements for running Boot to Qt are:

  • 256 MB of RAM
  • 500 MHz CPU, 1 GHz preferred for 60-FPS velvet-smooth UI
  • OpenGL ES 2.0 support *

* On GPU-less hardware, Qt Quick 2D Renderer can replace the OpenGL ES 2.0 requirement (with some limitations on graphics capabilities).

Requirements for Boot to Qt emulator

The Boot to Qt emulator in Qt for Device Creation relies on VirtualBox virtualization software. You can download it from https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads. Then you just follow the installation wizard of the downloaded package.

After you have installed VirtualBox, configure it:

  1. Start the VirtualBox user interface.
  2. Select File > Preferences > Network to open VirtualBox network settings.
  3. Create a new host-only network. VirtualBox automatically assigns a name for the new host-only network. On Windows the default name is VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter.

    Note: If the created host-only network is not named as VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter, you must change the VirtualBox settings to use the created host-only network. In VirtualBox:

    • Select Boot2Qt-59 machine in the VirtualBox main view.
    • Select Machine > Settings > Network > Adapter 1 and choose the created host-only network in the Name field.
  4. Edit the properties of the created host-only network:
    1. Change the IPv4 address to and the IPv4 network mask to
    2. In the DCHP Server tab, select the Enable Server check box.
    3. Change the server address to
    4. Change the server mask to
    5. Change both the lower and upper address bounds to

If a firewall is enabled on the development host, it needs to allow TCP and UDP packets between your host and the virtual machine.

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