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Are you new to Primavera? Need a guide on how to install Primavera on your laptop or PC?

Relax, basically the Primavera installation is not complicated. It doesn’t need IT skills to install this primavera application.

  1. Login Primavera P6 Application Test with your Primavera application access for the first time. Login to the application. Fill in the password in accordance with the password that you entered during the installation.
  2. How to install primavera P6 Professional R8.1 step by step Unable to connect to the database – Primavera P6 STEP 1. In the Primavera P6 login screen, click on the button with three dots against database name. Click on the Configure button in ‘Edit Database Connections’ screen.
  3. Download Primavera P6 Free Full version and Legal Apart from buying it, the Primavera application can also be used by downloading it for free and Legal. However, the use of this free primavera application can only be valid for 1 month.

Go to your downloads section and search for Primavera. During the creation of this tutorial the latest is 20.12 that was used. Download all the packages. Transfer the file zipped folder P6r2012Database on the server containing Microsoft SQL Server 2019 Express. Unzip its contents to a folder. Download and install Java on the SQL Server.

The primavera installation program bundle includes everything needed to run primavera.

You simply provide a laptop or PC with the following minimum specifications:


Minimum Requirements for Primavera Installation P6

Hardware Requirements

• Intel compatible CPU, 1 GHz or above.

• 4GB of Memory or greater.

Software requirements

• Microsoft Windows 7 Home Professional or Ultimate Software Requirements.

Primavera P6 Installation Process

In this article I use primavera version 6.8.15.

Before performing the primavera installation steps, you need to know what a standalone installation is.

Standalone means that all data entered on primavera will be saved to a database on your laptop or PC. This database is also installed when you install primavera.

Other options You can do the configuration with a database pointing to another server. This is done if the Primavera database in your workplace is integrated into one server.

So your data will be integrated or can be updated by other primavera users.

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Ignore the way to connect to another database server because we intend to store all data on our own computer that we use.

For standalone Primavera 6.8.15 installation please follow the following steps:

Before installing, make sure your computer system requirements are met:

• You can check it by right clicking on This PC / PC / My Computer -> click Properties

The results are seen System on your computer, as follows:

I assume your computer already has the minimum system requirements needed for Primavera installation. The next step:

• Enter the Installation folder.

• Click the installation file.

There are 4 files in the Installation file folder.

The first three files are files for installation needs (pre-request) before you start installing the Primavera application.


Click this file if you have not yet installed the Framework application. Usually the first computer installed Primevara does not yet have this application.


Click this file (Java) if your computer has a 64-bit Operating System (like on my computer).


Click this file (Java) if your computer has a 32-bit Operating System.


Setup.exe is the Primavera Application installation file. Click this file if the pre-request file is already installed on your computer.

Then after you click the Setup.exe file, the following window will appear:

As I explained before, because my computer’s Operating System is 64-bit, the platform I chose is 64-bit. Then click the Install button.

If Java is not installed, the Java Installation window will then appear. Continue by clicking Install.

After confirmation of the successful installation of Java, the next step is to click Close. Primavera will continue the installation process.

Click Next in the Application Installation Window above.

Then select Typical, then click Install.

Next there will be a database configuration option.

Because we will choose the SQLite database to be installed on the computer, then choose P6 Pro Standalone (SQLite).

Then click Next.

In this step, select Add a new standalone database and connection. Then click Next.

Next fill in the password to log into the Primavera application. Then click Next.

Checklist on Load Sample Data, so you have sample project data on the Primavera application. Then click the Next button.

Then click Finish.

Click Finish once more.

Click Exit.

Login Primavera P6 Application

Test with your Primavera application access for the first time.

Login to the application. Fill in the password in accordance with the password that you entered during the installation.

Click OK.

When you first log in you will receive the following message:

This means you need to choose the industry that suits your work later. Then click OK.

To remove the notification as above (at login), on the home page primavera click the Admin menu -> Admin Preference. Then click the Industry menu -> select / click on one type of Industry.

Then click Close. Then click OK.

That is the way to install Primavera, if you have questions, please comment in the fields below.

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If you have ever wanted to learn Primavera P6 scheduling tool or wanted to get into the planning/scheduling field, one of the barriers that you would face is getting access to the Primavera Software. It might seem a big investment especially if you are a beginner who wants to learn Primavera. You might be looking for other alternative ways to download Primavera so that you can experiment with it and learn the software before approaching the real life projects.

In this training, I’m going to show you how you can download a free trial version of Primavera P6 scheduling software.

On the side note, everything that I’m about to illustrate here are legal, coming straight from the Oracle website. I am not going to show you how to hack Primavera or how to access the software license illegally.

Before I show you how you can download a free version of Primavera P6 software on your computer, let me walk you over Primavera licensing fees, so you have a better idea of how much it costs you to purchase a Primavera license.

Primavera Licensing Fees

To find the Primavera licensing fees, browse through, software applications, Primavera.

All Primavera application software including “Primavera P6”, “Primavera Risk Analysis,” and “Oracle Crystal Ball” are listed here.

The table below shows the licensing fees for each software application:

You can buy the Primavera P6 license for as little as US$500! Yes, that’s it. It is not a big investment as you might have thought initially, right?

I was also surprised when I saw Oracle has made P6 licensing more affordable for individual basis.

Depending on the duration of the software use, the licensing fees increase.

$500 licensing fee is only for 1-year licensing. If you want to have the perpetual license of Primavera P6, meaning that you want to have the software for life, then it will cost you US$2,500.

In addition to the licensing fee, you also need to pay US$550 for the first year of software update and support. Therefore, it will cost you anything between US$1,050 to US$3,050.

So, it’s your call whether or not you are interested in purchasing the Primavera license for one year or more.

I know you are more interested in having the Primavera P6 software for FREE! The good news is that Oracle allows you to experiment with the free trial version of Primavera. The bad news is that this free access is only available for one month!

If you are taking a Primavera training course, you can complement your learning by having one-month free Primavera access.

If you are a Microsoft Project user and interested in switching to Primavera P6, this free access will assist you in making a better decision.

If you are a Primavera P6 trainer & educator and want to give access to Primavera P6 to your students, this is a cost-effective way to do so.

Now the question is how you can request free Primavera access from Oracle?

Watch the video below to learn how you can download a free version of Primavera on your personal computer and start experimenting with it:

If you are interested in learning the fundamentals of planning/scheduling, make sure that you check this comprehensive online video training; “Project Scheduling Blueprint”.

About the Author, Shohreh Ghorbani

Shohreh is the founder and director of Project Control Academy, the leading provider of comprehensive online training programs in Project Controls. Shohreh has served tens of thousands of professionals and several international corporations build their technical Project Controls knowledge and shave off years of trial and error in learning the vital skills in controlling their projects.

Shohreh is a licensed project management professional (PMP) recognized by Project Management Institute (PMI) and holds a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering.

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