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Download and Install SPSS


SPSS is free to install and use for TC students and faculty through the myTC Portal ( (Staff members please email

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2. An info-sheet will open with information about the current version of SPSS, download instructions and activation key. Scroll over for your version.

4. If you have a Windows operating system, determine whether your computer is a 32bit or a 64bit. If you have a MAC, you can skip this step.

7. Windows users: Right-click the downloaded file and choose "extract all." Open the resulting folder and run "setup.exe." Mac users: double click the downloaded file, click on "SPSS_Statistics_Installer."

8. Choose "Authorized User License" for the license type during the licensing authorization described below.

9. When the installation has completed, please choose "license my product now", and enter the activation code into the IBM SPSS License Activation Wizard when prompted.

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11. Please note that although you may get messages that your SPSS program will stop working at the end of August, there will be a grace period, and SPSS will not expire until the end of September of each year, before which time a new license code will be distributed.

12. The new license code might be for a newer updated version of SPSS and you won't lose any old data if you update your SPSS version.

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