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SPSS for Windows

SPSS for Windows can be installed on faculty and staff personal computers using a site license authorization code. Our SPSS license supports only the two most current versions on the Windows platform. Installing SPSS for Windows will not interfere with prior installations as each product has a unique directory. For on-campus computers, it is recommended that campus techs install SPSS using the SPSS Network License Installation process.

Operating System Requirements

Microsoft® Windows System 7 (32-bit and 64-bit versions) is the minimum OS required to run SPSS. 

Installing on Personal Computers

When you install SPSS, you must have administrator privileges. You must also have an Internet connection to complete the authorization process. When on-campus, wireless users must not only have a connection to the campus network, but you must also log onto the campus with your identification number and password to activate an Internet connection.

Installation Steps

1. Right-Click "Setup" and select "Run as Administrator" to begin installation.

Launch SPSS

2. User Account Control. Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to this computer? Click "Yes".

User Account Control

3. Licensed Materials. Review and Click "Next".

Licensed Materials

4. Select "Authorized User License" and Click "Next".

Select Authorized user License

5. Software License Agreement. Review and Click "I accept" if you accept the terms of the license agreement. Click "Next".

Software License Agreement

6. Enter the Customer Information. Enter your User Name (First Last) and Organization (CSULB). Click "Next".

Customer Information

7. Help Language. Select additional languages if needed. Otherwise, click "Next".

Help Language

8. Select "Yes" if you require the JAWS for Windows screen reading software. Otherwise, select "No" and click "Next".

Assistive Technology JAWS

9. Select "Yes" if you require "Essentials for Python" software. Otherwise, select "No" and click "Next"

Essentials of Python

10. Destination Folder. Before selecting the default destination folder, click "Available Space".

Destination Folder

11. Disk Space Requirements. Review and click "Next".

Disk Space Requirements

12. Destination Folder. Click "Next".

Destination Folder

13. Ready to Install the Program. Click "Install".

Ready to Install the Program

14. License Authorization Process. Click "OK" to start the license authorization process. You will need the authorization code that was provided to you on CSULB Software Depot.

If you missed copying the code during the software download process, you can retrieve the code by 1) logging into CSULB Software Depot, 2) clicking on "Your Account/Orders" link, 3) copying the code from the SPSS receipt link.

License Authorization Process

15. Product Authorization. Select "License my product now" and click "Next. code.

If you select "Enable for Temporary Usage", you will have access to additional SPSS modules for a period of time. This is important if you need to use a procedure that is not include with our license. At the end of the trial period, you will need to run the SPSS Authorization Wizard to re-activate the software license.

Product Authorization

16. Enter Codes. Enter the authorization code here. Click "Next".

Enter Codes

17. Internet Authorization Status. At the end of transaction, the message "Successfully processed all codes" will appear. Click "Next".

Internet Authorization Status

18. Licensing Completed. Click Finish.

Licensing Completed

19. Restart your system for the configuration changes mad to IBM SPSS Statistics  to take effect.

20. Launch SPSS to confirm installation.


Troubleshooting Desktop Computers 

If the Authorization Wizard does not provide you with a "successfully processed" message and SPSS fails when attempting to launch, try the next procedure to authorize your installation of SPSS.

1. Select Start --> Run. Enter "cmd" and click the OK button.

2. At the prompt, if necessary, change the drive to "C:\" and then to the SPSS Directory. Finally, enter the following command: "spssactivator.exe".

3. Enter the Authorization code provided.

4. Type "exit" to return to the Windows interface.

5. Try running SPSS again.



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