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Windows

Can you install SPSS?

You must have administrator access to your machine to install SPSS.   Additionally, SPSS is only available for 64-bit Windows.

Determining on Windows 7

To determine whether your Windows 7 version is 32 or 64 bit, click on the start menu, right-click on Computer, and choose Properties.

Windows 7 Properties

In the screen that appears, you can find your system type (64 or 32 bit):

Windows 7 System Type

Determining on Windows 10

On Windows 10, right-click on the start menu and choose System.

On the screen that comes up, the “System type” field will tell you whether you have a 32-bit or 64-bit system.

Getting SPSS


To download SPSS, go to the link for the proper operating system:

 If you’re already signed in to CNU Connect, you’ll be taken directly to the download link.  If not, you’ll see the Google sign-in page. Sign in with your CNU e-mail and password.

Either way, you’ll then see the download link.  Click on the Download button to download the file.


As the SPSS installer is a large file, you’ll get a warning that Google Drive is unable to scan the file for viruses.  Since this is a trusted CNU drive, click “Download anyway” and the file will download.


Installing SPSS

Navigate to where you downloaded the file and click IBM_SPSS_STATISTICS_27_64-BIT_Win.exe or IBM_SPSS_STATISTICS_26_32-BIT_Win.exe. If you aren’t already logged in as an administrator, you’ll be prompted to enter an administrator’s credentials.

The installer will start.  Click Next.

You’ll be presented with a license agreement.  Accept the agreement and click Next.

You’ll be asked if you want to install SPSS Statistics Essentials for Python.  Click yes or no and click Next. If you don’t know what Python is, you can click no.


If you choose to install Python, you’ll have to accept two more license agreements and click Next.

Either way, you’ll be asked where to install SPSS.  Unless you have a reason to install it somewhere other than the default, click Next.

Then, click Install to begin the installation.

The install will start.  It will take a few minutes.

When it completes, you’ll be given the option to start the SPSS License Authorization Wizard. Make sure the box is checked and click Finish.


The License Authorization Wizard will start.  Choose “Concurrent user license” and click Next.

On the next screen, enter equity.cnu.edu in the box and click Next.

You’ll see a message that your license has been applied.  Click Finish.

SPSS will then work on campus.  


Mac

You will need to be logged in as an administrator on your computer to complete the installation.. if you do not have admin privileges, please contact the helpdesk. 

First, download SPSS from our Google Drive.

 If you’re already signed into CNU Connect, you’ll immediately see the download link.  If not, you’ll see the Google sign-in page. Sign in with your CNU e-mail and password.

Google Sign-In Page

Either way, you’ll then see the download link.  Click on the Download button to download the file.

Google Download File

As the SPSS installer is a large file, you’ll get a warning that Google Drive is unable to scan the file for viruses.  Since this is a trusted CNU drive, click “Download anyway” and the file will download.

Google Download Anyway

Click on your download, and double-click SPSS_Statistics_Installer.

Mac Start SPSS Installer

You’ll receive a notification that the installer was downloaded from the Internet.  Click Open.

Mac Open SPSS Installer

If you aren’t logged in to your computer as an administrator, you’ll be prompted to enter an administrator username and password.

Next, the installer will appear.  Choose the language which you want to use to install SPSS and click OK.

Installer Language

Click Next.


Installer Introduction

Accept the license agreement and click next again.


SPSS License Agreement

You’ll be asked whether or not you want to install SPSS for Python.  In order for the Commuter License tool to work, choose Yes here.

Install SPSS for Python

If you choose yes for Python, you’ll have to accept two more license agreements.

License Agreement 1License Agreement 2

You’ll be asked where to install SPSS.  The default is good, so click Next.

SPSS Install Location

Then, click Install.


SPSS Install Start

The install will start.  When it’s finished, you’ll have the option to run the license wizard.  Make sure the box is checked and click Done.

SPSS Installer Finish

The License Wizard will start. Click Next.


SPSS License Wizard

On the next screen, choose “Concurrent user license” and click Next.

SPSS Concurrent User License

In the box that comes up, enter equity.cnu.edu and click Next..


Click Finish, and your license will be applied.


SPSS will then function.  If you want to use SPSS off-campus, you’ll need to check out a license using the SPSS Commuter Utility.  





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