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SPSS Amos: Download & Installation for Windows (Students)

This article covers how CSUF students can download, install, and activate SPSS Amos

Step 1: Remove Previous Versions of SPSS Amos

If you do not have a previous version of Amos installed, proceed to Getting Activation Code.

If you have an older version of Amos on your device you need to remove it before installing the newer version.

This will help avoid potential clashes between multiple versions.  

1. Open the Settings

SPSS Statistics Guide - Jan20 - Word

2. Click on App

Windows settings

3. Select Amos from the list

Apps and features

4. Click Uninstall twice


5. Restart you computer

restart computer

Warning: You will need to restart your computer to complete the uninstall process.

Step 2: Get the Activation Code

1. Open your browser to the Beyond Compare Software Page and select "Get A Personal IBM SPSS License"

a. Go to the IBM SPSS Software Page

b. Click on "Get A Personal IBM SPSS License"


2. Login using your Portal Username & Password

CSUF portal login

3. Add the SPSS Amos license to your cart

Note: If you don't see "Add to Cart" you may have already received a code, click on "View ordered license".

Order IBM SPSS license

4. Click on "View your cart" and accept the EULA

Alert: Once you read the EULA, make sure to tick the check box and click on "Place your order"

end user license agreement

5. Your cart will now display your activation code under "Serial Number"

Tip: Save this serial number or keep this tab open, you will need it later to activated SPSS Amos

activation codes
Step 3: Download the Software

1. Go to IBM SPSS Software Page and click "Download IBM SPSS"

a. Go to the IBM SPSS Software Page

b. Click on "Download IBM SPSS"


2. Select the"PC" folder, then select "SPSS_Amos_28"

SPSS Dropbox folder, PC folder selected, SSC_64 selected

3. Click on "Download"

Dropbox page, download icon selected

Note: The file download time may vary based on the device and internet connection

Step 4: Install the Software

1. Locate and open the installation file you downloaded, click Next>

spss installation wizard

Note: The installation file should go to the "downloads" folder by default, unless changed

2. Accept the terms in the license agreement, then click Next>

accept license agreement

3. Optional: Set your installation path, then click Next>

Note: It is recommended you leave the default path

installation folder

4. Click Install

ready to install

5. Allow the program to install

installation progress

6. Once installed, click Finish

wizard finished
Step 5: Activate the Software

1. Run the Authorization Wizard as administrator

Note: To run the program as administrator

1. Open the Start Menu

2. Open the "IBM SPSS Amos" folder

3. Right-click the License Authorization Wizard

4. Hover over More >

5. Click on "Run as administrator"

run authorization wizard

2. Click Next>

licensing installer

3. Select "Authorized user license", then click Next>

product authorization

4. Enter the Authorization Code you obtained previously, then click Next>

enter codes

5. Once you receive "Successfully processed all codes", click Next>, then click Finished

internet authorization status

SPSS Amos is now Installed & Activated

Where is SPSS Amos Located?

- Select the Start Button (Apps will be in alphabetical order)

- Go to the "I" section and you'll find the "IBM SPSS Amos" folder

- Open the folder to find IBM SPSS Amos Software Options

Windows menu with app list
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Need technical assistance?

Contact the Student IT Help Desk at (657) 278-8888 or [email protected]

Visit the Student Genius Center on the first floor of the Pollak Library North. Go to the SGC website for walk-in hours:

The Student IT Help Desk and Student Genius Center can assist with:

  • Issues with obtaining the Authorization Code
  • Issues with installing SPSS Amos
  • Issues with activating SPSS Amos