Install OpenVINO™ Runtime via vcpkg


Note that the vcpkg distribution:

  • offers C/C++ API only

  • does not offer support for GNA and NPU inference

  • is dedicated to users of all major OSes: Windows, Linux, and macOS (all x86_64 / arm64 architectures)

Full requirement listing is available in:
To see if your processor includes the integrated graphics technology and supports iGPU inference, refer to:

Installing OpenVINO Runtime

  1. Make sure that you have installed vcpkg on your system. If not, follow the vcpkg installation instructions.

  2. Install OpenVINO using the following terminal command:

    vcpkg install openvino

    vcpkg also enables you to install only selected components, by specifying them in the command. See the list of available features, for example:

    vcpkg install 'openvino[core,cpu,ir]'

    vcpkg also provides a way to install OpenVINO for any specific configuration you want via triplets, for example to install OpenVINO statically on Windows, use:

    vcpkg install 'openvino:x64-windows-static'

Note that the vcpkg installation means building all packages and dependencies from source, which means the compiler stage will require additional time to complete the process.

After installation, you can use OpenVINO in your product’s cmake scripts:

find_package(OpenVINO REQUIRED)

And running from terminal:

cmake -B <build dir> -S <source dir> -DCMAKE_TOOLCHAIN_FILE=<VCPKG_ROOT>/scripts/buildsystems/vcpkg.cmake

Congratulations! You’ve just Installed and used OpenVINO in your project! For some use cases you may still need to install additional components. Check the list of additional configurations to see if your case needs any of them.

Uninstalling OpenVINO

To uninstall OpenVINO via vcpkg, use the following command:

vcpkg uninstall openvino

What’s Next?

Now that you’ve installed OpenVINO Runtime, you can try the following things: