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Quick Install and License Setup

Genesys can be installed on a Windows machine after downloading the installation file from the Keysight EEsof EDA website, as illustrated.


Obtain Genesys License File

Genesys requires a license to run. You can either apply for an Evaluation or a Purchased license. Once the license request is approved, a license file (with .lic extension) is sent as an email attachment. Save this file on your computer. For example, you can save it in the C:\Program Files\Keysight\EEsof_License_Tools\bin\licenses folder.

Supported Platforms

For details on the supported platforms, refer to Supported Platforms.

System Requirements

The following list the recommended hardware configuration. For detailed system requirements, see System Requirements.


Practical Minimums

Recommended or Typical

Operating System

Windows 7 (64-bit), Windows 10 (64-bit)

Windows 10 (64-bit)



Quad-core or above

Hard disk

10 GB free space

100 GB free space





1920 x 1080

1920 x 1200

Software Security

USB hardware key

Wired LAN, or Wireless LAN

Internet Connection

Not required, but USB/DVD drive needed for SW updates

Highly recommended

Test Instrument Interface

Not required


Touch User Interface

N/A (Windows 7), Not supported (Windows 10)


Download Genesys Installer

Click to download. You can also use Keysight Download Manager to download.

Install Genesys

To install Genesys, you must have system administrator privileges. Run the downloaded installer (this may take a while). Follow the guided tour to complete the installation.

Genesys License Setup

At the end of installation, the License Setup Wizard starts automatically when it detects that you do not have a valid license to start Genesys. If you choose to skip the setup, you can start the Genesys License Setup Wizard later by clicking Start > All Programs > Genesys <release_number> > Genesys Tools > Genesys <release_number> > License Manager.

Nodelocked License

Choose the I want to add or replace a license file option and follow the guided tour to complete the license setup process.

In case of a USB dongle, attach the dongle to the USB port and invoke the License Setup Wizard to take the guided tour.

Floating License

Choose the I want to add or replace a network license server option and follow the guided tour to complete the license setup process. Consult your license administrator for the network path of the license server. For more details on setting up floating license on a network server, see Setting Up Floating License on Windows.

Launch Genesys

To run Genesys, go to the Start menu and choose All Programs > Genesys <release_number> > Genesys <release_number>

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