How do I install SPSS on a Carthage-owned computer?

rlahue
2015-07-16 23:41

Instructions for Installing IBM SPSS 23

Note: Carthage College's copy of IBM SPSS is licensed for academic use ONLY. Use of this software for personal research is prohibited. Distribution of this software to students NOT performing research on behalf of the college is expressly prohibited.

Staff and faculty can do their own installation of SPSS on Windows or Mac computers owned by Carthage. The software is available for 24 hour checkout from the Circulation Desk in the Carthage Library.

If you're not authorized SPSS is installed in every computer, and all of the computers available for public use and checkout from the library.

There is a license code inside the DVD case that will be used during the authorization process.

Table of Contents

  1. Installing IBM SPSS 23 on Windows
  2. Installing IBM SPSS 23 on a 32-bit Version of Windows
  3. Installing IBM SPSS 23 on a Mac

Installing IBM SPSS 23 on Windows

Before you install SPSS 23, you should uninstall any previous versions of SPSS on your machine.

  1. Go to Control Panel > Programs and Features and search through your list of installed applications for any programs named IBM SPSS (some number).
  2. Double-click on the program in the list to launch its uninstaller.
  3. After all instances of SPSS have been removed from your machine, you must restart your computer before continuing.

To install IBM SPSS 23 on a Windows machine:

  • Navigate to the SPSS 23 Windows (64-bit) folder on the SPSS DVD.
  • Double-click setup.exe to start the installer.
  • When prompted, accept license agreements, and otherwise use default entries.
  • When IBM SPSS 23 is done installing, the license manager application should launch.
    • If the License Manager application doesn't launch automatically, you will have to launch it manually by navigating to Start Menu > All Programs > IBM SPSS 23 > License Authentication Wizard.
  • It will ask you what kind of license to use; select Single-User License.
    • The license code for SPSS 23 is included on the cover of the case for the SPSS DVD.

Once finished, you will see an IBM SPSS icon on your Desktop.

Installing IBM SPSS 23 on a 32-bit Version of Windows

If you're still using an older computer that runs a 32-bit version of Windows, the steps are similar. Do everything as above, until you navigate to the IBM SPSS 23 installer. Instead of going to SPSS 23 Windows (64-bit) folder on this disk, you'll go to SPSS 23 Windows (32-bit) folder on SPSS DVD and double-click setup.exe to start the installer. All other steps are identical.

Installing IBM SPSS 23 on a Mac

Before you install SPSS 23, you should uninstall any previous versions of SPSS on your machine. IBM has instructions for uninstalling SPSS here: IBM Technote (FAQ): How to uninstall IBM SPSS Statistics on Mac.

To install IBM SPSS 23 on a Mac:

  • Navigate to the SPSS 23 Mac folder on the SPSS DVD.
  • Double-click SPSS_Statistics_Installer to start the installer.
  • When prompted, accept license agreements, and otherwise use default entries.
  • When IBM SPSS 23 is done installing, the license manager application should launch.
    • If the License Manager application doesn't launch automatically, you will have to launch it manually by navigating to /Applications/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/23 and double-clicking on SPSS Statistics License Authorization Wizard.
  • It will ask you what kind of license to use; select Authorized User License.
    • The license code for SPSS 23 is included on the cover of the case for the SPSS DVD.

Once finished, IBM SPSS 23 should launch automatically. You can pin it to your Mac's Dock by control-clicking on the IBM SPSS icon in your dock and clicking "Keep in Dock". Otherwise, navigate to /Applications/IBM/SPSS/23 and drag the SPSSStatistics icon where you want it on your Dock.

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