Downloading SPSS Statistics

This article covers how to download SPSS Statistics software on a computer.

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

NOTE:  These instructions were done on a PC, however instructions on a Mac are similar.

Minimum System Requirements

1. Go To SPSS Statistics website to check the desktop platform minimum requirements.

SPSS Statistics website

Open your browser and go to SPSS Statistics System Requirements to find more detailed requirements on specific systems, hardware and operating systems.  You will need to know this information to make sure your system meets the software's minimum requirements.

2. Click Operating Systems tab.

Operating systems screen
  1. Click the Operating Systems tab.
  2. Find your current operating system.
  3. Click View.

3. Go to the SPSS website and click Free SPSS Trials.

SPSS website
  1. Open your browser to the SPSS website.
  2. Click Free SPSS Trials.

4. Supported operating system.

Info on supported operating system

When you see green checks, IBM SPSS Statistics is supported for the operating system service packs.

4.1. Unsupported operating system.

Info on unsupported operating system

When you see red checks, IBM SPSS Statistics is not supported for this operating system service packs.  

NOTE:  Windows XP is no longer a supported operating system by IBM or Microsoft.

Downloading SPSS Statistics Trial Software

NOTE:  This trial download is CSU's full version of SPSS Statistics once activated with your CSUF Authorized Software Code.  If you do not have your Authorized Code, visit: Get your SPSS Statistic & SPSS AMOS Authorized Software Code.

5. Go to IBM SPSS Statistics box, then click Start Trial.

IBM SPSS Statistics pop up

Browser Certificate Issue (Optional)

If you encounter any certificate issues on the IBM website, please follow these steps...

6. Internet Explorer: Click Continue to this website.

Internet Explorer certificate issue

Click Continue to this website (not recommended) to proceed to the next page to download SPSS Statistics.

Continue to Create an Account.

7. Google Chrome: Click Advanced.

Google Chrome connection issue

Click Advanced, then click Proceed to (unsafe).

Continue to Create an Account.

8. Mozilla Firefox: Click Add Exception…

Mozilla Firefox connection issue

Click Add Exception… to add to your exception list.

Continue to Create an Account.

Create an Account

9. Fill out Business Contact Information.

Business contact information
  1. Fill out all required business information.
  2. Check/un-check the boxes as per your preferences.

10. Accept SPSS License terms.

SPSS license terms

After filling out the contact information, scroll down to accept the terms of the license.

  1. Check the box I agree.
  2. Click I Confirm.

Downloading SPSS Statistics (con't)

The following instructions continue the download instructions for SPSS Statistics.

11. Download SPSS Statistics software based on your operating system.

SPSS Statistics Trial screen

SPSS Statistics will try to detect your operating system. You will be asked to select the appropriate software installation file for your computer’s operating system.

Click Download for <your operating system>.

Proceed to the next step: Installing SPSS Statistics for Windows & Mac

Open file after download...

If you need assistance with opening a file after download go to: How to Find the File I Downloaded in My Browser?

Need More Help?

Visit the Faculty/Staff Academic Technology Center located on the second floor of Pollak Library South (PLS-237).

Contact CSUF's Information Technology Help Desk at 657-278-7777 or [email protected].

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