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How to install SPSS

This guide explains how to install and activate SPSS for Windows and Mac.

This guide is aimed at...

  • Students
  • Staff
  • IT Administrators
  • SLMS staff
  • Researchers

Before you start...

  • Download SPSS from the UCL Software Database
  • These instructions work for SPSS for Windows, Mac and Linux (version 23 and above)
  • For on-site activation you must be connected to the UCL network (wired or wireless). You cannot connect to the licence server via VPN.

Instructions

Windows XP

  • Once you have downloaded the file, double click on the .exe
  • Follow instructions on screen and choose Concurrent user license (used for on-site installation) or Authorized site license (used for off-site installation) when prompted.

Windows Vista or Windows 7/8

  • Ensure you have administrative privileges to run the installer
  • Using Windows Explorer locate the folder containing the downloaded file
  • Right-click on the .exe and select Run as Administrator
  • Follow instructions on the screen and choose Concurrent user license (used for devices located permanently on-site installation) or Authorized site license (used for off-site installation) when prompted.

Mac OS X

  • Mount the installer disk image by double-clicking the downloaded file
  • In the mounted disk image double-click the IBM Statistics Installer and follow the instructions on the screen and choose Concurrent user license (used for on-site installation) or Authorized site license (used for off-site installation) when prompted.

Activation type

Concurrent user license (used for on-site installation)

1. Select Concurrent user license

Concurrent user license option

Fig 1. Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for IBM SPSS Statistics window

2. Click next and agree, then enter lic-spss.ucl.ac.uk and follow the instructions until the product has installed.

Enter license server details

Fig 2. Enter License Manager name or Server IP Address window

3. Finish

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Authorized site license (used for off-site installation)

1. Select Authorized user license

Authorized user license

Fig 3. Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for IBM SPSS Statistics window

2. Enter the authorisation code (this is the Serial Key found on the UCL Software Database page from where you downloaded the installer)

Enter license code

Fig 4. Enter Code window

3. Finish


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