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How to renew SAS

This guide explains how to renew SAS downloaded from UCL Software Database.

This guide is aimed at...

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

Before you start...

This Activation works for SAS Windows, version
9.2 +.

SAS expires on the 31st July each year and the new licence files can be found under each version on the UCL Software Database.


1. If you open SAS and you get the dialog box below  you will need to renew the licence as follows.


Fig 1. SAS expiry message

2. Under start, Programs files, SAS, Utilities, renew SAS Software.

3. Click Next.


Fig 2. SAS licence renewal

4. Select the option based on the product you have.


Fig 3. bit Mode.

5. Browse for the new licence file where you downloaded the file to.


Fig 4. Data file

6. Click Start


Fig 5. Start renewal

7. Renewal complete, click next.


Fig 6. Deployment complete

8. renewal is now complete and last for a further 12 months.

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