qtCreator, windows 10, Error while building/deploying project when executing step "Qbs Build"

Switching machines and trying to get oF working on windows using qtcreator 4.6.1 – noob with the ide, but followed the steps a couple times (uninstalling, reinstalling, restarting, etc) and just keep getting this error:

building openFrameworks library
compiling ofxSliderGroup.cpp
compiling ofxGuiGroup.cpp
compiling ofApp.cpp
Process launcher closed unexpectedly: Unknown error
Error while building/deploying project app11 (kit: Desktop)
When executing step "Qbs Build"
12:51:54: Elapsed time: 00:01.


seems I get through some steps in the instructions fine:


Seems to see the files:


tried it with an example project, same error:

importParticle

any clues?

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