Before you get started
To install IBM SPSS on Windows, you must run the executable files (*.exe) by right-clicking on them and selecting 'Run as Administrator'. Please also note that if your computer has a high security policy in place through anti-virus and User Account Control (UAC) settings in Windows, this may affect the installation process.
Installing SPSS on Windows
Step 1: Go to IBM SPSS on Academic Software and click the green Request button to request your licence code.
Keep this code safe, you will need it later on to activate the software.
Step 2: Click the green 'Download SPSS 24' button to download the software.
Step 3: Extract all to the folder of your choice.
Step 4: Right-click on the file 'SPSS_Statistics_24_win_64.exe' and select 'Run as Administrator'.
Step 5: The installation wizard will launch.
Step 6: Click on Next. The installation will start.
Step 7: Accept the licence terms and click on Next.
Step 8: Don't change the default settings for the Python installation and click on Next.
Step 9: Accept the Python licence terms and click on Next.
Step 10: Accept the IBM SPSS Statistics - Essentials for Python licence terms and click on Next.
Step 11: Don't change the default installation directory and click on Next.
Step 12: Click on Install to start the installation of the software.
Step 13: If you want to launch IBM SPSS Statistics 24 now check the corresponding box. If not, leave it unchecked and click on Finish.
Activating the licence
Step 1: After completing the installation, run IBM SPSS Statistics and click on 'License Product'.
Step 2: This should launch the SPSS License Authorization Wizard. If it does not open automatically, look for it in your Windows programs, right-click on it and select 'Run as administrator'.
Click on Next.
Step 3: Choose the first option ('Authorized user license') and click on Next.
Step 4: Enter the licence code you've received on the Academic Software platform and click on Next.
Step 5: Verify that the licence has been activated and click on Finish.
Step 6: IBM SPSS is now ready to use.