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GraphPad Prism 6 Activation Code: How to Register and Activate Your Software

How to Get and Use GraphPad Prism 6 Serial Number

GraphPad Prism 6 is a powerful and user-friendly software for scientific graphing, curve fitting, statistics, and more. It is widely used by researchers in biology, medicine, pharmacology, and other fields. If you have purchased GraphPad Prism 6, you will need to activate it with a serial number and an activation code. In this article, we will explain how to find your serial number, how to register and activate your software, and how to troubleshoot any problems that may arise.

GraphPad Prism 6 serial number

What is GraphPad Prism 6 Serial Number?

A serial number is a unique identifier that you receive when you purchase GraphPad Prism 6. It looks vaguely like this: GPS-1123456-ABCD-1234. You will need to enter this serial number when you run Prism for the first time on a computer. You will also need to include your serial number when you request technical or upgrade support from GraphPad.

How to Find Your GraphPad Prism 6 Serial Number?

If you have already installed and run GraphPad Prism 6 on your computer, it is easy to find the main part of your serial number. Here are the steps:

  • Launch the program

  • Drop the "Help" menu (Windows) or the "Prism" menu (Macintosh OS X)

  • Choose "About Prism"

  • The About dialog will appear, and will show part of the serial number like this: GPS-1123456-####-####

The digits shown are enough for GraphPad to uniquely identify your serial number (when you request support). However, these digits are not sufficient to install Prism on a new computer, or to order an upgrade via self-service. For this, you need the full serial number with nothing masked by # symbols.

If you can't find your receipt with the full serial number, write to and they will help. You will need to provide the name and address of the registered owner, and the program for which you need the serial number. Details such as the order number or date will help too.

How to Register and Activate GraphPad Prism 6?

Starting with Prism 5.04 (Windows) or 5.0d (Mac), Prism must be activated after installing. The activation process is very straightforward and usually takes less than a minute. You will need an internet connection and an email address to complete the activation. Here are the steps:

  • Enter your serial number and click Next Step.

  • Prism will display a dialog with the Machine ID for your computer. This Machine ID is generated by Prism to uniquely identify a particular computer. This value does not match any value used by the operating system or other software. You will also see a button labeled 'Continue', 'Next Step', or 'Enter Activation Code'. That is the button you click after registering Prism in the next step.

  • At the same time Prism displays the dialog box in step 2, it opens a registration form in your web browser. If the browser doesn't open automatically, simply point your browser to If you have to launch the form manually (which is rare), you'll need to enter your serial number and the machine ID. If Prism successfully points your browser to that page, the values are filled in automatically.

  • Complete the following form with your email address and click the Submit button at the bottom.

  • An email will be sent to you that includes your activation code. It will come from with the subject line, "GraphPad Prism activation code". Please be patient as email can take some time to arrive. You may also want to check your junk/spam folder as the activation email may inadvertently be flagged as spam. This activation code allows a particular Prism serial (license) number to run on a particular computer.

  • Return to the Prism activation window. From the screen in step 2 above, click Next step.

  • Copy the activation code from the email, and paste it into the text field to complete the activation and check the box to agree with the license agreement.

  • Prism is now ready to run after you click Start using Prism.

How to Troubleshoot GraphPad Prism 6 Activation Problems?

If you encounter any problems during the activation process, don't worry. There are some common issues that can be easily resolved. Here are some tips:

  • Make sure you enter your serial number correctly. It should start with GPS- followed by numbers and letters.

  • Make sure you enter your activation code correctly. It should be a long string of numbers and letters without any spaces or dashes.

  • Make sure you have an internet connection and an email address that can receive emails from

  • Make sure you have administrator privileges on your computer.

  • If you have a firewall or antivirus software that blocks internet access for some programs, make sure you allow Prism to communicate over the network.

  • If you have replaced or reformatted your hard drive, you may need to activate again.

If none of these tips help, you can contact GraphPad support at and they will be happy to assist you.

What are the Features of GraphPad Prism 6?

GraphPad Prism 6 is not just a minor update, but a major upgrade with many new features and improvements. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Automatic Stars on Graphs: You can add multiple comparison results to graphs instantly with one click. Prism will show the significance level with stars and lines, and you can customize the appearance and options of these annotations.

  • Principal Component Analysis (PCA): You can perform PCA to reduce the dimensionality of your data and explore the patterns of variability and similarity among your observations. Prism will create a scatter plot of the principal components, a table of eigenvalues and loadings, and a scree plot.

  • Bubble Plots from Multiple Variables Data: You can create bubble plots to visualize three or four variables in a two-dimensional graph. The size and color of the bubbles can represent different variables, and you can choose from various shapes and symbols for the bubbles.

  • Estimation Plots from t-tests: You can create estimation plots to show the mean difference and confidence interval of two groups from a t-test. Estimation plots are a better alternative to bar graphs, as they emphasize the effect size and uncertainty rather than the statistical significance.

  • Text in Multiple Variables Tables and Automatic Identification of Variable Types: You can enter text values in multiple variables tables, and Prism will automatically identify the variable types (continuous, categorical, or labels) and format the table accordingly. You can also change the variable types manually if needed.

  • Multiple t-test Options: You can perform paired, unpaired, nonparametric, or permutation t-tests with Prism 6. You can also choose from different methods of multiple comparisons correction, such as Bonferroni, Holm-Sidak, or False Discovery Rate.

These are just some of the new features of GraphPad Prism 6. There are many more improvements in statistics, graphing, data tables, layouts, and working with other programs. You can find the full list of new features here.

How to Upgrade to GraphPad Prism 6?

If you are already using GraphPad Prism 5 or earlier, you may wonder how to upgrade to GraphPad Prism 6. The good news is that upgrading is easy and affordable. Here are some tips:

  • You can download a free trial version of GraphPad Prism 6 from the GraphPad website and try it for 30 days without any obligation.

  • You can install GraphPad Prism 6 on the same computer as GraphPad Prism 5 or earlier, and use both versions simultaneously. You can also open files created with older versions of Prism with Prism 6.

  • You can purchase an upgrade license for GraphPad Prism 6 at a discounted price if you already own a license for GraphPad Prism 5 or earlier. You will need to provide your old serial number when ordering.

  • You can contact GraphPad support at if you have any questions or problems with upgrading to GraphPad Prism 6.

GraphPad Prism 6 is a powerful and user-friendly software that will help you analyze, graph, and present your scientific work easily. Whether you are a new or existing user of Prism, you will find that GraphPad Prism 6 simply works better.

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