How to Use the SPSS Statistics Installer

By Keith McCormick, Jesus Salcedo, Aaron Poh

The installation procedure for IBM SPSS Statistics is dead simple: You simply start the installation program and answer the questions. And the questions are easy.

If you have a previous version of the software installed, you may want to remove it before you install the new version. Some folks opt to have both versions running for a time to test old Syntax. This can get a little confusing, but it isn’t uncommon.

To remove the previous version, use the Windows Control Panel and select the old version of SPSS. Then click the Remove button or Uninstall button to delete it.

You can start the installer after you’ve downloaded the SPSS software off the Internet. If you’ve downloaded your version of the software, you’ve gotten an executable program. All you need to do is run it. The first dialog box you see is shown here. Click Next.

The first dialog box is a list of terms and conditions for installing SPSS.

The first dialog box is a list of terms and conditions for installing SPSS.

As you can see in the following figure, you install SPSS according to the type of license you’ve purchased. The example here is for an authorized single-user installation, but you can also install it under a site license or a network license.

Choose the license type.

Choose the license type.