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QB 4.96 - 02 System Requirements and Installation Instructions

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If you haven't already installed the product, you'll have to start here.  Before installing Quick Bid, be sure your computer meets our System Requirements.  Keep in mind, the minimums necessary to run Quick Bid may not provide acceptable performance.

Review the Release Notes.

See Quick Bid® for Product Information and Downloads.

Quick Bid v.4.96 System Requirements

The most-current System Requirements & Recommendations can be found here: CLS - Classic System Requirements

Operating System


Windows® 10 Pro


Windows® 8.1 Pro

Winidows® 7 Pro

32 Bit and 64 Bit operating systems are Supported.

CPU (Processor)


Intel Core i5 or faster


Intel compatible 1GHz processor or faster

Memory & Storage


8 GB RAM or more



1 GB Hard drive space (plus more for databases)

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.


Information on running OCS Products in an Apple environment can be found in: ALL - Using Apple hardware (a MAC) with On Center's Products.

To generate Proposals, a fully-licensed and locally-installed version of Microsoft Office® Professional 2010, 2013, and 2016 must be installed.

SQL Server 2008 R2, 2012, and 2014 (full or express versions), see CLS - Using SQL with Classic Products for more information.


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  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 at 866-689-5687, or via e-mail at - be sure to include your name, Company name, and Client ID


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

Once the installer file is downloaded, double-click it - the "InstallShield Wizard" starts.

Click Next on the Welcome Screen.

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

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.


Click Next on the "Custom Setup" screen.

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

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

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

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

A Web page opens explaining how to license your product.

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

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

Check out the Getting Started video before you go any further.


 Before You Dive In - The Very BasicsLicensing Quick Bid (Unlocking Full Functionality) 


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