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SPSS Amos: Download and Installation for Windows (Faculty & Staff)

This article covers how CSUF faculty and staff 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

windows settings

2. Click on Apps

Settings window, click apps

3. Select Amos from the list

Apps and features

4. Click Uninstall twice


5. Restart you computer

Restart your 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 Faculty & Staff 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 log in

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".

IBM Spss Amos 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"

View your cart
Accept EULA

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"

IBM Spss Software Page

2. Select the"Amos" folder, then select "SPSSA_29.0"

Installation file location

3. Click on "Download"


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

download folder and installshield 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

License Agreement

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

Note: It is recommended you leave the default path

destination folder

4. Click Install

Ready to Install the Program

5. Allow the program to install

Installing IBM SPSS Amos 29

6. Once installed, click Finish

InstallShield Wizard Completed
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 License Authorization Wizard as Administrator

2. Click Next

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

Product Authorization

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

Note:  To enter the code:

  1. Enter the code you received
  2. Click Add
  3. 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

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