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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