Geneious R6 Installation

If you have an existing Geneious installation, we recommend you uninstall your current version and reboot your computer prior to running the latest installer.


Please be sure that you have the latest Java Runtime Environment software installed on your system. If you are installing the 64-bit Geneious software you will need to install the 64-bit JRE.

Offline Java installation files may be found on the Java website:

Windows Installation

  1. To begin the installation, IE users may click on the following link. For any browser you will need to copy & paste it into the Run box (Windows Key + R):
  2. If you receive a Security Warning window, click Run to continue the install. Allow all of the required prerequisite programs to install normally. Click Run in any following security windows.
  3. Click Next at the Welcome screen
  4. Accept the terms of the EULA, click Next
  5. Click Next at the Destination Folder window to accept the default installation location
  6. Click Next at the filename extensions window (accepting the defaults)
  7. At the Shortcut Options window choose whether or not you would like desktop shortcuts and click Next
  8. Click Install at the ready window
  9. Click Yes on any User Account Control windows you may recieve
  10. Click Finish

Licensing Setup

Upon loading Geneious for the first time, you will need to provide licensing information:

  1. Select Activate a License at the Welcome to Geneious window
  2. Select Use a floating license server
    1. Server:
    2. Port: 27001
  3. Click OK
  4. Click OK again once the license has been obtained from the FLEXnet server