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QB - 01.01 System Requirements and Installation Instructions

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If you haven't already installed Quick Bid, you start here.

System Requirements

Installation Instructions

Read the Release Notes for this version (and previous versions, if you like).

Visit the Quick Bid® Product Information and Downloads page for last-minute information about the current and past versions and to download installers.

System Requirements

Please review these System Requirements and the Installation Instructions for your product before downloading or attempting to install. Keep in mind, System Requirements are the minimums necessary to run Quick Bid and may not provide acceptable performance, especially if you are using On-Screen Takeoff and Quick Bid interactively.

These are the System Requirements for the current version of Quick Bid. System Requirements for previous versions are at the bottom of this article, under Related Articles.

Operating System for Quick Bid (Current Version)

Windows® 10 Pro or Enterprise, Windows Server 2016 (not as a desktop OS)

The "S" version of Windows 10/11 does not permit installing applications not distributed through the Windows Store and is therefore, not supported.

32 Bit and 64 Bit operating systems are Supported.

You must keep your Windows system updated with all Microsoft' updates to install and continue to use our software.


At this time, ConstructConnect certifies our desktop products in the above environments only. Technically, they should work in the following environments, but we do not or have not done certification testing. There is no reason they shouldn't work - however there may be unidentified issues that our Support Team may not be able to resolve: 

  • We have not completed certification of Windows 11 for Quick Bid at this time (4/27/2022)
  • Windows 365 (Cloud Windows)
  • Windows virtualized on a MAC
  • Citrix or other virtual desktops/application publishing environments
  • Windows® 7, Windows 8 and 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 (unsupported operating systems)
See Classic Product Windows Version Compatibility - OST QB DPC for more information on which versions of OST/QB are supported on which editions of Windows.

Before upgrading your computer to Windows 11 (from previous version of Windows), uninstall all On Center Software products. Then, once you have upgraded your operating system and applied all Windows Updates and drivers, reinstall the products.

If you are upgrading from Quick Bid or earlier, you must uninstall Quick Bid from Apps & Features before installing newer versions.

CPU (Processor)


Intel Core i5 or faster


Intel compatible 1GHz processor or faster

Memory and Storage


8 GB RAM or more



1 GB Hard drive space (plus more for plans, projects)

Other Requirements

Minimum display resolution: 1200 x 1024

Internet connection required for licensing

Must be installed by Windows administrator

.net 3.5 required for Classic products

Usually, if your PC is capable of running a supported version of Windows, it should be able to run On Center's products.



  • On Center Software tests our software in conjunction with products currently under "Mainstream Support" with Microsoft. Once a version is 'retired' by Microsoft, On Center no longer tests or supports our software with that version. See CLS - Product End of Life (Sunset Plan) for more information.
  • The minimum system requirements support basic functionality of On Center Software programs. Actual requirements will vary, depending on your system configuration, other applications installed and running on your computer, the complexity of the electronic plans you use, and if you use the programs interactively.
  • Ensure you have your most current Activation Code(s) for the software (activation codes are version specific). Activation codes can be retrieved through the customer portal. Then, download the software using the link provided by On Center Software, or visit the Product Information page, under Related articles. Be sure to verify which version of Quick Bid your license supports before installing anything.
  • If you need your Activation Code(s) or have questions about which version of the software you should download/install, please contact Technical Support - be sure to include your name, Company name, and Client ID.

Installation Instructions

On the Product Information Page, locate the version you want to install (if you are installing the current version, just click the big, gold "Download" button toward the top of that article).

Save the downloaded installer file to your local hard drive (the desktop is a perfect place, it is easy to find the installer).

Once the installer file is downloaded, double-click it to begin the installation.

Quick Bid Installation Welcome screen

Click Next on the Welcome Screen.

Review and Accept the End User License Agreement and click Next.

Quick Bid Installation EULA screen

Enter in the user and company name to which you want this installation of Quick Bid registered (this information is displayed on the "Splash Screen") and click Next.

Quick Bid Installation Customer Info screen.

If you need to install to a directory other than the Windows default (Program Files or Program Files (x86)) click the Change button, otherwise click Next on the Destination Folder screen.

Quick Bid Installation Install Destination screen.

(On Center recommends always installing to the Default directory.)

Quick Bid Installation Ready to Install screen.

Click Install. (When you click Install, the Windows User Account Control pop-up opens, you must be a local Windows administrator to install the product.

Quick Bid Installation UAC Prompt.

Click Yes to continue with the installation - a progress screen displays.

Quick Bid Installation Progress screen.

When the installation is complete, an information screen displays - review the information and then click Finish.

Quick Bid Installation Completed screen

After you click "Finish", a web page opens explaining how to license your product (also covered in the next article).

You will find the shortcut to Quick Bid on your desktop, double-click it to launch the program.

Quick Bid desktop shortcut

To use any features of Quick Bid, you must activate a license, covered in the next article.

previous article arrow What Have You Gotten Yourself Into? An Introduction to Quick Bid Licensing and Registering Quick Bid (Unlocking Full Functionality) next article arrow

Product documentation (user guides) describes functionality in the latest version of each major release and may not match the functionality in the version you are using. Please check the Product Information and Downloads pages by clicking one of the product buttons above.

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