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New License Only

If you already have a download of SPSS28 but need to update the license code for 2022-23, follow the instruction document.

PC Download

  • Click SPSS Version 28 64-Bit for PC
  • Enter your Davenport login as prompted

  • Check the SPSS SSC_64-bit_28.0.0.0_MWins.exe file

    SPSS SSC_64-bit_28.0.0.0_MWins.exe file is selected.

  • Select Download Package

    'SPSS SSC_64-bit_28.0.0.0_MWins.exe' file is selected and 'Download Package' is highlighted.

  • Save the zipped file to your computer

    'SPSS 28 - PC Version.zip' is being saved to a folder on the desktop.

  • Unzip/extract the saved file (if it doesn't automatically)

    'SPSS 28 - PC Version.zip' was right-clicked and opened to a menu, with 'Extract All...' highlighted.

  • Select the .exe setup file

    'SPSS SSC_64-bit_28.0.0.0_MWins.exe' file is highlighted.

  • If prompted, click Yes to allow SPSS to make changes to your device
  • Select Next at the License screen

    License screen shown; 'Next' is highlighted.

  • Select I accept the terms in the license agreement, and Next at the Software License Agreement window

    Software License Agreement shown; 'I accept the terms in the license agreement' is selected; 'Next' is highlighted.

  • Select Next at the Destination Folder window to install the folder in the destination provided

    Destination Folder window where 'Next' is highlighted.

  • Select Install at the Ready to Install the Program window

    'Ready to Install the Program' window, 'Install' selected.

  • Select OK if warned that the software may require your computer to reboot (save and close all programs, first)
  • When it is finished installing, click Finish and leave the default check mark so it will open.

    'InstallShield Wizard Completed' window; 'Start IBM SPSS Statistics now' selected; 'Finish' selected.

  • When the software first opens, at the License not valid prompt, choose Launch License Wizard.

    'License not valid' prompt, 'Launch License Wizard' highlighted.

  • If prompted, click Yes to allow SPSS to make changes to your device
  • At the License Status window, select Next

    'License Status' window, shows that there is no license; 'Next' is highlighted.

  • Keep Authorized user license (I purchased a single copy of the product). selected, click Next

    'Product Authorization' window, 'Authorized user license (I purchased a single copy of the product).' is selected; 'Next' is highlighted.

  • Don't contact IBM for an access/authorization/license code. Instead, retrieve the code by clicking here, and paste it in the box labeled Enter Code.

    Click Add, then click Next

    'Enter Code' window, all fields are blank; 'Next' is highlighted.

  • At the Internet Authorization Status window, click Next

    'Internet Authorization Status' window; License code is shown; 'Next' is highlighted.

  • At the Licensing Completed window, click Finish

    'Licensing Completed' window; shows when your license expires; 'Finish' is highlighted.

  • If prompted, choose to restart IBM SPSS Statistics immediately (by clicking Restart) or later (by clicking Later)

    'Restart IBM SPSS Statistics' window; 'Restart' is highlighted.

  • Success!

    SPSS interface opened to blank SPSS application.

  • You can now load IBM SPSS Statistics as needed by selecting the IBM SPSS Statistics desktop app

    SPSS desktop icon for PC.

  • If you have any other download difficulties or questions, you can Contact DU's I.T. Help Desk

New License Only

If you already have a download of SPSS28 but need to update the license code for 2022-23, follow the instruction document.

Mac Download

  1. Click SPSS 28 - MAC Version
  2. Enter your Davenport login if prompted

  3. Check the SPSS Campus Edition SPSS SSC_28.00.00_MacOS.pkg file

    'SPSS SSC_28.00.00_MacOS.pkg' selected.

  4. Select Download Package

    'SPSS SSC_28.00.00_MacOS.pkg' selected; 'Download' highlighted.

  5. After download is complete, move the file out of the download folder

    'SPSS SSC_28.00.00_MacOS.pkg' icon on a Mac desktop

  6. Open the file and start the installation
  7. Select Continue at the Introduction screen

    'Introduction' window, 'Continue' highlighted.

  8. Select Continue at the License screen

    'License' window, 'English' selected.

  9. Select Agree for the license terms prompt

    'License Terms Agreement' prompt.

  10. Select Install at the Installation Type screen (you may need to enter your credentials to proceed)

    'Installation Type' prompt.

  11. Open SPSS Statistics from the IBM SPSS Statistics window

    'IBM SPSS Statistics' window open, 'SPSS Statistics' selected.

  12. Select Launch License Wizard from the Activate IBM SPSS Statistics window

    'IBM SPSS Statistics' window open, 'Launch License Wizard' highlighted.

  13. Select Next > at the License Status prompt

    'License Status' window open, shows that no licenses are found for SPSS 28 Mac version.

  14. At the Product Authorization prompt:
    1. Keep Authorized user license (I purchased a single copy of the product). selected, click Next

      'Product Authorization' window, 'Authorized user license' selected.

    2. Don't contact IBM for an access/authorization/license code. Instead, retrieve the code by clicking here, and paste it in the box labeled Enter Code.

      Click Add, then click Next

      'Enter Codes' window.

    3. After the Internet Authorization Status completes, select Next >

      'Internet Authorization Status' window, license code is present, but marked out.

    4. Select Finish

      'Licensing Completed' window, shows when license expires.

  15. If prompted, choose to restart IBM SPSS Statistics immediately (by clicking Restart) or later (by clicking Later)

    'Restart IBM SPSS Statistics' window; 'Restart' is highlighted.

  16. Success!

    SPSS interface opened to blank SPSS application.

  17. You can now load IBM SPSS Statistics as needed by selecting the IBM SPSS Statistics app

    'IBM SPSS Statistics' window open, 'SPSS Statistics' selected.

  18. If you have any other download difficulties or questions, you can Contact DU's I.T. Help Desk

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