Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing

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Date 10/02/2023
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4.3.1.2. Getting Started With the Intel® Quartus® Prime Installer GUI

The top section of the GUI lists all downloadable components and their relevant information in a hierarchical format. You can select and download the desired components, as shown in the following image:

Figure 2.  Intel® Quartus® Prime Installer GUI
  • The default download location is <user_home>/downloads. However, you can select a different location using the browse button and selecting the desired location.
  • The Auto install after download and After-install actions options are enabled by default when you launch the GUI. However, the Agree to the Intel License Agreement is disabled by default. You must enable it to proceed with software download and installation.
    • If you want to review the license agreement, click the Intel License Agreement link to view it in your default browser.
    • The default installation location is C:\intelFPGA_pro/<ver> on Windows and /<user_home>/intelFPGA_pro/<ver> on Linux. However, you can select a different location using the browse button and selecting the desired location.
    • If you choose to turn off the Auto install after download option, Run buttons are enabled beside each selected component that you can run to launch the Installation wizard.
    • If your installation directory on disk is not empty, the Auto install after download option is disabled, and the tooltip shows why it is disabled.
    • If you are downloading for a platform (Linux or Windows) other than the one your system is running on, the Auto install after download option is disabled, and the tooltip shows why it is disabled.
  • The bottom section of the GUI displays the disk space required for download and installation and download status. The download status dynamically changes when the download is in progress.
  • If you want to modify the installer settings, click the Settings button. Refer to Modifying the Installer Settings for more information.
  • After selecting the components and reviewing all settings, click the Download button. Use the Stop button if you want to interrupt the download.
  • If you encounter any error throughout the download process, use the Log button to invoke the Log Viewer.
Important: Download files are not deleted automatically. Once you complete installing the software components successfully, delete the download files to save disk space.