Installing SPSS Statistics for Windows & Mac

This article covers how to install SPSS Statistics on a PC (Windows) or Mac computer.

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

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

Installing SPSS Statistics (Mac)

1. Double click to extract SPSS_Statistics_24_mac.dmg.

SPSS Statistics installer

Once your SPSS Statistics file has been downloaded, double click to extract SPSS_Statistics_24_mac.dmg.

2. Open SPSSStatistics.

SPSSStatistics installer

NOTE:  The SPSSStatistics Drive will appear on your desktop or on your Finder window.

3. Double click SPSS_Statistics_Installer.

SPSS Statistics Installer file

The rest of the installation process for the Mac is similar to the PC (Windows) installation.  

Continue the installation process at: Open IBM SPSS Statistics file.

Installing SPSS Statistics (Windows)

4. Open IBM SPSS Statistics file.

SPSS Installation wizard

Once your SPSS Statistics file has been downloaded find and after the installation has been prepared, a new window will appear.

Click Next.

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

5. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement.

SPSS license agreement

The Software License Agreement will appear.

Click I accept the terms in the license agreement in order to install SPSS Statistics on your device.

Click Next.

6. Select  IBM SPSS Statistics Essentials for Python. (optional)

SPSS installation wizard python screen

By default, IBM SPSS Statistics - Essentials for Python will install. (optional)

If you would like to opt out of this add-on installation, click No, then click Next.

Otherwise, click Yes, then click Next.

Installing IBM SPSS Statistics Essentials for Python (optional)

7. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement.

Python license agreement

Click I accept the terms in the license agreement.

Click Next.

8. Click I accept the terms in the license agreement (con't)

SPSS license agreement

Click I accept the terms in the license agreement.

Click Next.

Installing SPSS Statistics (Windows) (con't)

9. Choose your destination folder (optional).

SPSS installation wizard location

Leave the default destination folder as is or choose a new destination folder path to install SPSS Statistics (optional).  

Click Next.

10. Click Install to begin the installation.

ready to install screen

11. The Installation process can take a few minutes.

installation progress

12. Installation is complete.

Installation complete

Make sure the Start IBM SPSS Statistics 24 Now box is checked.

Click Finish.

Proceed to the next step: Authorizing SPSS Statistics Trial Software (Enter Authorization Code)

**  Make sure you have an Internet connection before proceeding to Authorizing SPSS Statistics.

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.

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 e-licensing@fullerton.edu.

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