Download and install

The installation files are available here.

Please note that you will need to log in with your university account to have access to the files.

Some users running Mac (with the OS El Capitan) might have issues installing SPSS v23. Informaiton regarding this issue and how to handle it is available here.

There are also fixpacks for Windows and Linux. More information regarding these fixpack can be found here.

Should you have any problem regarding the installation of SPSS a solution can be to install the fixpack. There are available at the same link as the installation files above.



  1. Choose your platform (Win or Mac)
  2. Choose the version you wish to install (and if you are running a 32- or 64-bit system) > click the exe- or dmg-file > choose Save File.
  3. IMPORTANT! For SPSS 23 on Windows, the isntallation files are in a zipped folder. Save the zipped folder to your desktop > right-click the folder and choose Extract All > choose Extract > double click Setup.exe > choose Run.
  4. Go through the intallation wizard.
    • If you are given a choice between Authorized user license, and Concurrent user license > choose Authorized user license.
    • If you are required to supply an Organization name > write Stockholms universitet.
  5. Once you have gone through the installation wizard > choose Install (the installation time depends on what add-ons you have chosen to install).
  6. Clik OK to license SPSS > choose License my product now > Next.
  7. You find the correct authorization code here.
  8. Copy and paste the code for the version you are licensing > click Next > when SPSS is licensed correctly you will get a pop-up that says Authorization succeeded > click Next > click Finish.

Please note that the installation process can be different depending on your OS and SPSS version. The above instruction are based on installing SPSS 23 on a Win 64-bit system.



Verify your installation by making sure you can start the application. How you start the application depends on what platform you are running. If the application does not start, redo the installation following the above description.


Unlock full functionality

  1. Should you not have full functionality when you start the application, try to copy and paste the authorization code again, you will find those here.
  2. Start the application IBM SPSS Statistics [version#] License Authorization Wizard > click Next.
  3. Choose License my product now > click Next.
  4. Insert the authorization code and click Next. You should see a pop-up saying Authorization succeeded.
  5. Click Next to see the expiration date for the authorization code.
  6. Click Finish.


Renew license

Your authorization code needs to be renewed at regular intervalls. To renew you license simply follow the steps above for Unlocking full functionality and paste in the new authorization code.


Uninstall application

When you have finished your studies, you will need to uninstall the application. The routine for uninstallation varies depending on what platform you are running. Below in the uninstallation instruction for Windows:

Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features > Right click the application and choose uninstall. The uninstallation will start - the process usually takes less than a minute.


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