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Install SPSS on your device


Before you start

To perform the installation you will need:

  • The SPSS installer and licence key. Both of which are available on the IT Services website at sussex.ac.uk/its/spss (login required)
  • Admin rights on your Windows or Mac device
  • Up to date Windows or Mac operating system
  • A stable internet connection

Installing on Windows 

This has been tested up until Windows 10 OS 19042.867

  1. Double-click SPSS_Statistics_win.exe
  2. Click Next when the InstallShield Wizard launches
  3. On the Software License Agreement screen, read and select I accept terms in the license agreement and click Next
  4. On the IBM SPSS Statistics – Essentials for Python screen select Yes and Next
  5. On the Software License Agreement screen select I accept terms in the license agreement and click Next
  6. On the second Software License Agreement screen select I accept terms in the license agreement again and click Next
  7. On the Destination folder screen click Next to accept the default location selected by the installer (Recommended) or click Change
  8. On the Ready to Install the Program screen click Install to begin installation
  9. Select the checkbox to Start SPSS Statistics License Authorization Wizard
  10. On the Product Authorization screen select Authorized user license and click Next
  11. Copy and paste the SPSS authorization code from sussex.ac.uk/its/spss and click Next
  12. Once the authorization process is complete on the Internet Authorization Status screen click Next
  13. Click Finish on the Licensing complete screen to complete the installation

You may need to restart your device after installing. 

To Launch SPSS: Click the Windows/Start button > Navigate to the IBM SPSS Statistics program folder > Click IBM SPSS *version number* Statistics

 

Installing on a Mac

This has been tested up until MacOS Big Sur v. 11.2.3

  1. Double-click SPSS_Statistics_Client_Mac.pkg
  2. Click Continue when the Installer Wizard launches
  3. On the Software License Agreement screen click Continue to proceed. Click Agree to I accept terms in the license agreement
  4. On the Destination Select screen click Install to accept the default location selected by the installer (Recommended) or click Change Install Location (if required)
  5. Enter your account Username and Password and click Install Software – Note: Your computer account must have Administrator rights to proceed with the installation
  6. On the installation Summary screen, you will see a message saying “The installation was successful” click Close
  7. The SPSS Statistics License Authorization Wizard will start automatically, click Next to proceed
  8. On the Product Authorization screen select Authorized user license and click Next
  9. Copy and paste the SPSS authorization code for Mac from sussex.ac.uk/its/spss click Add then click Next
  10. Once the authorization process is complete on the Internet Authorization Status screen click Next
  11. Click Finish on the Licensing complete screen to complete the installation

You may need to restart your device after installing. 

To Launch SPSS: Click Go from the desktop top menu > Click Applications > Navigate to the IBM SPSS Statistics folder > Click SPSS *version number* Statistics

 

Launching the Licence Authorization Wizard manually

If you need to licence SPSS but it didn't ask for a code, or you need to enter a new licence code, please follow this guide:

  1. Click on the Start / search button (or use the shortcut on a Mac) and type in IBM SPSS Statistics *version number* License Authorization Wizard.
  2. Double click to open it. The License Authorization Wizard should then launch.
  3. Select Authorised user license and enter the authorization code for SPSS from the Sussex website, then click Next.
  4. If successful, the installer should report "Successfully processed all codes." Click Next.
  5. Click Finish. You have now completed the installation and license the authorization of your new SPSS software.

 

created on 2010-02-03 by Patricia O-Brien
last updated on 2021-03-26 by Alexander Butler