The major problem is its installation.

1. Doing shadow building. Configure the building in a side directory.

configure -target xp -prefix the-correct-path-to-install -D _USING_V110_SDK71_

For example, the command with ssl support should be like this:

configure -target xp -prefix C:/Qt/5.6.3/msvc2015_xp -D _USING_V110_SDK71_ -openssl -I C:/openssl-1.0.2s/inc32 -L C:/openssl-1.0.2s/out32

The correct install path is important, since a qconfig.cpp file would be generated with this path inside.

2. nmake
3. nmake install INSTALL_ROOT=any-directory-you-want

The directory specified in INSTALL_ROOT variable is a temporary location.

4. Copy all things under INSTALL_ROOT/Qt/5.6.3/qtbase/ to your real installation directory.

5. Make a new qt.conf inside installation directory/bin

That’s all. Now you can add this new installation into Qt Creator manually.

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