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SPSS Statistics 28 for Mac: Manual Installation

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Installing SPSS Statistics

1. Installer ISO
Download the installer ISO, then open it with Finder.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Mac - Installer Download
SPSS Statistics for Mac – Installer ISO

2. Installer
Close all running applications, then open the installer.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Mac - Installer Package
SPSS Statistics for Mac – Installer

3. Welcome to the IBM SPSS Statistics Installer
Click Continue.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Mac - Welcome
SPSS Statistics for Mac – Welcome to the IBM SPSS Statistics Installer

4. Software License Agreement (1 of 2)
Click Continue.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Mac - Software License Agreement
SPSS Statistics for Mac – License Agreement (1 of 2)

5. Software License Agreement (2 of 2)
Click Agree.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Mac - Software License Agreement Acceptance
SPSS Statistics for Mac – License Agreement (2 of 2)

6. Standard Install
Click Install.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Mac - Standard Install
SPSS Statistics for Mac – Standard Install

7. Installation Successful
Click Close.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Mac - Installation Complete
SPSS Statistics for Mac – Installation Successful

Licensing SPSS Statistics

1. Application Folder
Open the SPSS Statistics application at /Applications/IBM SPSS Statistics/SPSS Statistics.app.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Mac - Application
SPSS Statistics for Mac – Application Folder

2. Activate IBM SPSS Statistics
Click Launch License Wizard or open the SPSS Statistics License Authorization Wizard (LAW) at /Applications/IBM SPSS Statistics/Resources/Activation/LicenseWizard.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Mac - Activate IBM SPSS Statistics
SPSS Statistics for Mac – Launch License Wizard

3. License Status
Click Next.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Mac - License Status
SPSS Statistics for Mac – License Status

4. Product Authorization
Select Authorized user license, then click Next.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Mac - Product Authorization
SPSS Statistics for Mac – Product Authorization

5. Enter Codes
Copy and paste the 20-digit authorization code to the Enter Code field, click Add, and click Next.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Mac - Enter Codes
SPSS Statistics for Mac – Enter Codes

6. Internet Authorization Status
Upon successful authorization, click Next.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Mac - Internet Authorization Status
SPSS Statistics for Mac – Internet Authorization Status

7. Licensing Completed
Click Finish.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Mac - Licensing Complete
SPSS Statistics for Mac – Licensing Completed

8. Restart IBM SPSS Statistics
Click Restart.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Mac - Restart IBM SPSS Statistics
SPSS Statistics for Mac – Restart IBM SPSS Statistics

Troubleshooting

1. Corrupted Installer ISO: If the installer ISO is corrupted and does not open, then download again with a different web browser. To verify successful download, compare the cryptographic hash value.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Mac (SHA-256):
ffe6c8031c7e7081d2dd5724a15252f5425ffb37c2bb03adf0b32ba40b5a51e1

2. Third-Party Archive Utilities: Open the installer ISO with Finder. If necessary, temporarily disable or uninstall third-party archive utilities.

3. Administrator Account: The installer application and License Authorization Wizard (LAW) must be run as an administrator with sufficient access to the /Applications/IBM SPSS Statistics folder. If necessary, login an administrator account to install.

4. Authorization Code: Each SPSS Statistics authorization code is compatible with only one major version (for example, SPSS Statistics 28).

5. Internet Connection: The License Authorization Wizard (LAW) requires an unblocked Internet connection with the IBM license server. If necessary, temporarily disable firewall, anti-malware, and other security software and send these to ithelp.siu.edu or salukitech@siu.edu:

  • screenshot of Internet Authorization Status window
  • C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

6. License Authorization Wizard: If the License Authorization Wizard (LAW) reports successful authorization but SPSS Statistics is still not authorized, send these to ithelp.siu.edu or salukitech@siu.edu:

  • screenshot of Internet Authorization Status window
  • /Applications/IBM SPSS Statistics/Resources/Activation/echoid.dat
  • /Applications/IBM SPSS Statistics/Resources/Activation/lservrc

7. License not valid: Either an authorized user license has expired or an unauthorized computer is attempting to access a concurrent user license.

SPSS Statistics for Mac – License not valid
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