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PERMANOVA+ Add-on Update

Note that the PERMANOVA+ add-on licence is purchased in addition to the PRIMER 6 one.

This combined update will update PRIMER 6 and the PERMANOVA+ add-on.

The current version of PRIMER is 6.1.18 and PERMANOVA+ is 1.0.8.

Note that this version uses the .Net Framework 4 and some older versions of Windows are no longer supported. It needs Windows XP with service pack 2 or later, Vista, 7 or 8. Either 32 bit or 64 bit is supported. If updating PRIMER versions before 6.1.13 this update includes some significant changes to program functions, and there is a manual supplement that can be downloaded below.

This is applied as a patch and requires an undamaged PRIMER 6 installation with the PERMANOVA+ add-on.

Installation Instructions

1. Log on as an administrator

2. Do this step ONLY if you are running Windows XP, Vista or 7.
Make sure you have the Microsoft .Net 4 Framework installed.
You can check this by going to Control Panel>Add or remove programs.
If not, or you are unsure, download it from
Microsoft .Net Framework 4 Client Profile...
If this link is not available then search the Microsoft web site for '.Net Framework 4 Client Profile'.

3. Download the update from PERMANOVA+ Update...

4. Install the update by double clicking on the update file.
When prompted, make sure that the location of the PRIMER 6 installation folder is correct.

5. Download the V6.1.13 manual supplement from here...