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SPSS - Installation V25 Instructions for macOS

This document covers how to install SPSS on a Mac.

Related KBs:
SPSS - Fix for macOS Catalina
SPSS - Installation V25 Instructions for Windows


System Requirements: MacOS 10.10 or newer  

***For further instructions regarding the installation of SPSS on a Mac running Catalina, see the following document: SPSS - Fix for macOS Catalina ***


1. Please click the following link to download the most current SPSS software and license. http://www.uwgb.edu/spss

2. Click the download for Mac button. Make note of the authorization code located on the page; this code will be used later to activate your copy of SPSS.

3. Navigate to your downloads folder or the downloads list in Safari. Open the SPSS file and run the installer. Click "Open" when prompted.

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4. Input your Mac password if prompted.

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5. When the window below appears, click "OK."  Accept the terms of the license agreement.

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6. When it asks to install Python Essentials, select Yes. 

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7. Select "I accept" and then "Next."
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8. Accept the terms of the install and click "Next."
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9. Choose where you want to save the application and click "Next."
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10. Click "Install."
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11. When it is finished installing, check the "Start SPSS Statistics 25 License Wizard now" box and click "Done."
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12. Click "Authorized user license." Be sure to have the license code from Step 2.  Click "Next."
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13. Click "Next."
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14. Click "Finish."
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15. Go to Applications > IBM > SPSS > Statistics > 24 and open the "SPSSStatistics" program.
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16. If the program has opened, you should see the following:

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Keywords:spss install macOS mac software ibm statistics   Doc ID:54778
Owner:Zach G.Group:UW Green Bay
Created:2015-08-06 13:08 CDTUpdated:2020-05-20 12:03 CDT
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