Installing The GWB

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Your GWB license will be provided by download link and activation code. Download the installer, double-click on it, and follow the directions on your screen (step-by-step guide). Then activate your license. Trouble? Please check the list of resolutions to common issues.

  If you are upgrading, GWB 2023 installs on top of your existing installation. Do not uninstall the previous release.

  Are you looking for a maintenance release? Update to the latest version from The GWB dashboard.

Getting started

As you begin to use the software, be sure to take advantage of our GWB resources and support.

System requirements

MS Windows You can install The Geochemist's Workbench® 2023 Professional, Standard, or Essentials under Windows 11 or 10. The vast majority of users should install the 64 bit, rather than the 32 bit version.

You should have a current model Intel x86-compatible processor, at least 12 GB of memory, and 300 MB of available disk space. The GWB Professional apps are multithreaded and generally work best with 16–64 GB of memory and CPUs with eight or more computing cores.

Many of our users run the GWB on a Mac. Please see our tips for Mac users.