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SPSS: IBM SPSS Installation

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This page provides instructions on how to install IBM SPSS Statistics on a computer running Windows and a link for the macOS. If you need assistance installing it on a Mac, contact the LTS Help Desk.

Request License Key

In order to properly license IBM SPSS for home devices, you will need to contact the LTS Help Desk. Please call 715-836-5711 or email stating that you are downloading IBM SPSS for home use and that you need a license key to do so.

Once you receive that home use license key, you can proceed with the download and installation instructions below.

Download Instructions

Please select your operating system and download the installation file by clicking on the associated link:

For Windows 64-bit operating systems:
Download File

For macOS:
Download File

Installation Instructions

  1. Run the IBM SPSS Statistics file you downloaded
  2. The installer should begin running.
    Note: The software version listed in the install images below may vary
  3. On the IBM SPSS Statistics – InstallShield Wizard screen, click Next.
    Click Next
  4. On the Software License Agreement screen, read the terms and choose I accept the terms in the license agreement, then click Next.
    Click Next
  5. On the IBM SPSS Statistics – Essentials for Python screen, under Install IBM SPSS Statistics – Essentials for Python, select Yes and then click Next.
    Click Next
  6. The following license agreement screen will appear. Select I accept the terms in the license agreement and then click Next to continue with the installation.
    Click Next
  7. A second license agreement will appear. Choose I accept the terms in the license agreement and then click Next.
    Click Next
  8. On the Destination Folder screen, click Next to install the software to its default location.
    Click Next
  9. On the Ready to Install the Program screen, click Install.
    Click Install
  10. SPSS will now install. This process takes approximately 2-5 minutes.
  11. Once the installation has completed, click Finish on the InstallShield Wizard to end the installation process and launch IBM SPSS Statistics.
    Click Finish
  12. When you launch IBM SPSS Statistics for the first time, you will see the following screen and be asked to authorize your copy of SPSS. Click License Product to begin your authorization.
    NOTE: You must be connected to the Internet to successfully complete the authorization process.
    Click Liscense Product
  13. The License Status screen will appear. Click Next to continue with the license process.
    Click Next
  14. On the Product Authorization screen, choose Authorized user license (I purchased a single copy of the product). and then click Next.
  15. On the Enter Codes screen, enter your authorization code. To receive an authorization code, contact the LTS Help Desk (836-5711 or Once you have entered the code, click Next to continue.
    Enter code
  16. Once the authorization process is complete on the Internet Authorization Status screen, click Next.
  17. On the Licensing Complete screen, click Finish to complete the installation.

NOTE: We suggest you open IBM SPSS Statistics once the installation has finished to ensure that the software has installed correctly.

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