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How to renew SPSS windows

This guide explains how to renew a SPSS expired license on a windows machine downloaded from UCL Software Database.

This guide is aimed at...

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

Before you start...

You will need admin rights for the machine and an internet connection.


1. Locate and launch the SPSS License Authorization Wizard via the Windows start menu

Start menu SPSS License Authorization Wizard

Fig 1 - Start menu SPSS License Authorization Wizard

2. The UAC security window will come up click yes to proceed, Otherwise right click and Run as administrator  

UAC window…

Fig 2 - UAC window

3. Click next on the License status screen which shows when the license expired or that a license has not been entered.


License Status

Fig 3 - License Status

4. Select Authorized user license

Product authorization

Fig 4 - Product authorization 

5. Enter the latest serial code for your installed SPSS version located on UCL Software Database.

Enter code

Fig 5 - Enter code

6. Authorizing

 Internet authorization status

Fig 6 - Internet authorization status

7. Finish 

Licensing completed

Fig 7 - Licensing completed
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