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SPSS Statistics 29: Manual Installation

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Upon approval of an SPSS Statistics software request for a personal device, the installer and authorization code are distributed by email. SPSS Statistics licenses must be updated each year.

License Cycle: 7/1/2023 thru 6/30/2024
Software Requests: oit.siu.edu/salukitech/software/
Knowledge Base: oitkb.siu.edu
Support: ithelp.siu.edu

Install SPSS Statistics for Mac

1. Uninstall SPSS Statistics
Move any previous SPSS Statistics installations from the Applications folder to the Trash.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Mac – Application Folder
SPSS Statistics 29 for Mac – Application Folder

2. Download Installer ISO
Download the SPSS Statistics for Mac installer ISO, then open it with Finder.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Mac – Installer ISO
SPSS Statistics 29 for Mac – Installer ISO

3. Open Installer
From the mounted disc image, navigate to the MacOS folder and open the IBM SPSS Statistics.pkg installer.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Mac – Installer
SPSS Statistics 29 for Mac – Installer

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

SPSS Statistics 29 for Mac – Welcome to the IBM SPSS Statistics Installer

5. Important Information
Click Continue.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Mac – Important Information

6. Software License Agreement
Click Continue.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Mac – Software License Agreement (1 of 2)

7. Standard Install
Click Install.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Mac – Standard Install

8. The installation was completed successfully
Click Close.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Mac – The installation was completed successfully

9. Activate SPSS Statistics for Mac
Proceed to Activate SPSS Statistics for Mac.

Activate SPSS Statistics for Mac

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

SPSS Statistics 29 for Mac – Application

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 29 for Mac – Launch License Wizard

3. License Status
If the License Status window appears, click Next.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Mac – License Status

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

SPSS Statistics 29 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 29 for Mac – Enter Codes

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

SPSS Statistics 29 for Mac – Internet Authorization Status

7. Licensing Completed
Click Finish.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Mac – Licensing Completed

Install SPSS Statistics for Windows

1. Uninstall SPSS Statistics
Uninstall any previous SPSS Statistics installations.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – Uninstall
SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – Uninstall

2. Download Installer ISO
Download the SPSS Statistics for Windows installer ISO, then open it with Windows Explorer.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – Installer ISO
SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – Installer ISO

3. Open Installer
From the mounted disc image, navigate to the Windows folder and open the setup.exe installer.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – Installer
SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – Installer

4. Installer Menu
Click Install IBM SPSS Statistics.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – Installer Menu
SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – Installer Menu

5. Copyright
Click Next.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – Copyright

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

SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – License Agreement

7. Destination Folder
Click Next.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – Destination Folder

8. Ready to Install the Program
Click Install.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – Ready to Install the Program

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

SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – InstallShield Wizard Completed

10. Activate SPSS Statistics for Windows
Proceed to Activate SPSS Statistics for Windows.

Activate SPSS Statistics for Windows

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

SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – Launch License Wizard

2. License Status
If the License Status window appears, click Next.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – License Status

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

SPSS Statistics 29 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 29 for Windows – Enter Codes

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

SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – Internet Authorization Status

6. Licensing Completed
Click Finish.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – Licensing Completed

Troubleshoot

1. Corrupted Installer ISO: To verify successful download, compare the file checksum with the table below. If the checksum does not match, then download again with a different web browser.

FileSHA-256 Checksum
SPSS_Statistics_29.0.2.0_Mac.iso7978a9c944d431632ebe352d1663a3c5ec7287ca554ed333d6070f8bda39e610
SPSS_Statistics_29.0.2.0_Windows.iso729248ea8c8e95e9a06e7ab4661cf3a76edb2d6faf60d481481d2548c50fd3ff
SPSS_Statistics_29.0.1.1_Mac.iso805666cdf9f5e55a000c8a1b34411f1f959cbf402797681baf4c45774218c050
SPSS_Statistics_29.0.1.1_Windows.isofef584f65672df4386392941facb55898ed6570f3e47cb59bb0725206b977efa
SPSS_Statistics_29.0.1.0_Mac.iso5ef4efd5ef3a80f7f5eda4a696f49074246731cacdd3b697bd3c2c4969420145
SPSS_Statistics_29.0.1.0_Windows.isob5befaafc28d13683dd9c95f2968005564b0f55d1c7d9187954248da0587c2b0
SPSS_Statistics_29.0.0.0_Mac.isoa7e29499833fea2e7be9512367eb49d271bfc5803a9f71a081ddb5be46caea9d
SPSS_Statistics_29.0.0.0_Windows.iso528cc1f837759d1ba0acc3e49ef1920b8942432aa1f52ee122c7be1562332cf0

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

3. Administrator Account: If necessary, login an administrator account to install and activate.

4. Authorization Code: Each SPSS Statistics authorization code is compatible with only one major version (for example, SPSS Statistics 29 but not 28 or 30).

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
  • hosts file
    • Mac: /etc/hosts
    • Windows: 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
  • echoid.dat file
    • Mac: /Applications/IBM SPSS Statistics/Resources/Activation/echoid.dat
    • Windows: C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS Statistics\echoid.dat
  • lservrc file
    • Mac: /Applications/IBM SPSS Statistics/Resources/Activation/lservrc
    • Windows: C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS Statistics\lservrc

7. License not valid: Submit an SPSS Statistics software request. Either an authorized user license is missing/has expired or an unauthorized computer is attempting to access a network license.

SPSS Statistics 29 for Mac – License not valid
SPSS Statistics 29 for Windows – License not valid
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