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SPSS Statistics 28 for Windows: Manual Installation

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Installing SPSS Statistics

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

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

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

2. SPSS Statistics 28 for Windows - Installer Application
SPSS Statistics for Windows – Installer

3. InstallShield Wizard Welcome
Click Next.

3. SPSS Statistics 28 for Windows - Welcome
SPSS Statistics for Windows – InstallShield Wizard Welcome

4. License Agreement
Select I accept the terms in the license agreement, then click Next.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Windows - Software License Agreement
SPSS Statistics for Windows – License Agreement

5. Destination Folder
Click Next.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Windows - Destination Folder
SPSS Statistics for Windows – Destination Folder

6. Ready to Install the Program
Click Install.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Windows - Ready to Install
SPSS Statistics for Windows – Ready to Install the Program

7. InstallShield Wizard Completed
Check Start IBM SPSS Statistics now, then click Finish.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Windows - Installation Complete
SPSS Statistics for Windows – InstallShield Wizard Completed

Licensing SPSS Statistics

1. Launch License Authorization Wizard
Click Launch License Wizard or open the SPSS Statistics License Authorization Wizard (LAW) at C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS Statistics\law.exe.

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

2. License Status
Click Next.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

6. Licensing Completed
Click Finish, then restart IBM SPSS Statistics.

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

7. Apply Existing License
Click Apply Existing License.

SPSS Statistics 28 for Windows - Apply Existing License
SPSS Statistics for Windows – Apply Existing License

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 Windows (SHA-256):
e79d0e6e3df4a6c262bc008597b9210020ff29724d5410f9cf2c520337b6c142

2. Third-Party Archive Utilities: Open the installer ISO with Windows Explorer. If necessary, temporarily disable or uninstall third-party archive utilities like 7-Zip, WinRAR, and WinZip.

3. Administrator Account: The installer application and License Authorization Wizard (LAW) must be run as an administrator with sufficient access to the C:\Program Files\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
  • /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
  • C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS Statistics\echoid.dat
  • C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS Statistics\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 Windows – License not valid
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