[QE-developers] Quantum espresso on windows

Nicola Marzari nicola.marzari at epfl.ch
Wed Sep 19 18:56:52 CEST 2018

Dear Hasna,

an alternative that will work smoothly is to install a virtual machine: 
you get VirtualBox from Oracle (free and open source) and then the 
Quantum Mobile, and you have QE and many other codes ready to run. All
info (super simple - it's been done so that even I can run QE) is here:



On 19/09/2018 15:21, Paolo Giannozzi wrote:
> You may ask for a trial license: the windows executable will work also 
> when the license has expired. Not sure the SCM guys will appreciate, though.
> The current state of Windows compilation is reported at the end of this: 
> gitlab: https://gitlab.com/QEF/q-e/issues/21 . I was very happy when I 
> managed to compile and execute QE on my wife's notebook, much less so 
> when the same binaries didn't run at the tutorial they were compiled for 
> (error when checking the tmp directory; the SCM binaries do not have 
> this problem). I have always hated Windows without a real reason, now I 
> have one.
> Paolo
> On Wed, Sep 12, 2018 at 12:35 PM, Dr Hasna Kudilatt <hk462 at cam.ac.uk 
> <mailto:hk462 at cam.ac.uk>> wrote:
>     Dear Sir
>     I would like to install quantum espresso on Windows. When I checked
>     SCM site, it is not free to download. Please let me know the details.
>     Looking forward to hearing from you
>     Thanks and regards
>     Hasna
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>     Dr Hasna Kudilatt
>     Research Associate
>     Department of Engineering
>     University of Cambridge
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