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SPSS Statistics: Download and Installation for Windows (Faculty/Staff)

This article covers how CSUF faculty and staff can download, install, and activate SPSS Statistics on Windows

Renewing SPSS Statistics with a new Authorization Code

If you have an older version of SPSS Statistics installed, proceed to Remove Previous Versions of SPSS Statistics.

If you do not have SPSS installed, proceed to Step1: Get Activation Code.

If you have the current version of SPSS Statistics on your device but the software is expired you need to activate it again.

1. Open SPSS, Select File, Select "Manage License"

Click File and select Manage License

2. Select Launch License Wizard

SPSS is open, Launch license wizard

3. Click Next >

License status page click next

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

product authorization

5. Enter the new Authorization Code you obtained, click Add, then click Next >

enter code

6. Once you receive "Authorization succeeded", click Next >, then click Finish.

internet authorization status

SPSS Statistics is now Reactivated

Remove Previous Versions of SPSS

If you do not have a previous version of SPSS installed, proceed to Get the Activation Code.

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

This will help avoid potential clashes between multiple versions.

1. Open up Settings

Windows Start Menu, Open Settings

2. Click on Apps

windows settings, Apps icon

3. Select the IBM SPSS Statistics from the list

Apps and Features Window, IBM SPSS Statistics

4. Click Uninstall twice

Apps and Features Window, SPSS Statistics

5. Restart your computer

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

Step 1: Get Activation code

This article covers how to retrieve a Authorized Software Code for SPSS  AMOS version 29 for CSUF faculty/staff.

** This is CSUs official SPSS software. The trial download is the FULL VERSION of SPSS Statistics  SPSS AMOS once activated with your CSUF Authorized Software Code.

NOTE: These instructions are identical for SPSS Statistics and SPSS AMOS (and can be retrieved at the same time if available or not previously ordered).

1. Open your browser to the IBM SPSS Software page and click "Get A Personal IBM SPSS License".

  1. Go to the IBM SPSS Software Page (from the Faculty  Staff Software page)
  2. Click on "Get A Personal IBM SPSS License"

2. Login using your Portal username and password

CSUF Portal Login

3. Find IBM SPSS software and add to cart

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

NOTE: Selections must be made one at a time for processing purposes.

4. Click on "View your cart" to review your SPSS order

Order SPSS License window, click view your cart

5. After viewing the license agreement, scroll to the bottom of the page, click on the box to agree to the End User license Agreement (EULA) and click on "Place your Order"

IBM SPSS license agreement
check box and place order

6. 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 activate SPSS Statistics. You should also receive an email from CSUF E-Licensing with the serial number.

view assigned license window, serial number
Step 2: Download the Software

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

  1. Go to the IBM SPSS Software Page
  2. Click on "Download IBM SPSS"

2. Select the "Statistics" folder, then the "Windows" folder, then select "SPSSStatistics.exe"

Dropbox folder, Statistics, Windows, SPSSStatistics

3. Click on "Download

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

Step 3: Install the Software

1. Locate and open the installation file you downloaded

Windows explorer, download folder, spss installation file

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

2. Click Next >

Installshield Wizard window, click next

3. Read over License Information, click on "I accept the terms in the license agreement and Click Next >

License agreement window, accept

4. Click Next

Tip: It is recommended you leave the default path

destination folder

5. Click on Install

ready to install the program, click install

6. Allow the program to install; when it's complete, click on Finish

Installation progress window and Installation complete window
Step 4: Activate the Software

1. Open SPSS for the first time, then click on "Launch License Wizard"

IBM SPSS Statictics window, launch license wizard

2. Select "Authorized user license" and click Next

product authorization

3. Enter the serial number you received and click "Add"

Enter codes window, enter code and click add

Once you see that the code is added, click on Next

Enter codes, click next

4. You will receive a confirmation that the authorization succeeded. You can click Next

Internet authorization status

5. Once your IBM SPSS Statistics app is licensed, You will see a confirmation that the licensing is completed.  Click "Finish"

licensing completed
Where is SPSS located?
  1. Select the Start Button (Apps will be in alphabetical order)
  2. Go to the "I" section and you'll find the "IBM SPSS Statistics" folder
  3. Open the folder to find "IBM SPSS Statistics"
start menu with app list open,
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