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Install and Activate SPSS on a Mac

In support of the Queen’s Strategic plan, Queen’s University has increased funding for enterprise wide teaching and learning software. The increase in funding will allow ITS to provide all Students, Staff and Faculty access to software free of charge through the MyQueensU Software Center.

For 2017-2018 the following software will be licenced for use by all faculty, staff, students and departments of Queen’s university.  To download copies of the Enterprise software go to https://my.queensu.ca and select the Software Centre tab. 

About the installation

  • Licenses are tied to your computer's hardware with a lock code. If you replace your computer or its hardware, the SPSS software will no longer function because your machine's lock code will have changed. You will need to repeat the authorization process to license your copy of SPSS software.
  • SPSS software licences are linked to your computer's system clock at the time of installation and are therefore highly sensitive to time changes of your computer clock. If you change the system time on your computer, the product may stop functioning. SPSS technical support will need the lock code of your computer in order to generate a new licence for your computer. Please ensure that your computer's date and time are set correctly before you install SPSS software.
  • To install SPSS software, you must be logged on to your computer with administrator privileges.

 

Download SPSS from MyQueen'sU

  1. Log into MyQueen'sU with your NetID and Password

    • Click the Software Centre tab to open it

    • Click on SPSS download file (download will begin)

Note:  If you currently have a copy of the software installed on your computer please check the Software Centre on MyQueen'sU for the new license codes.

 Install SPSS

  1. Locate and run the SPSS_Statistics_24_mac.dmg file
    • The installer will open

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  2. The SPSS_Statistics_Installer will open
    • Double click the SPSS_Statistics_Installer icon to being installation

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  3. The Verifying SPSS_Statistics_Installer will begin
    • This is to ensure that the download was complete

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  4. A security warning will open asking if you want to continue
    • Click the Open button

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  5. You will need to provide the administrative password for your computer to continue the installation
    • This is the password associated with your computer
    • Click the Install Helper button

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  6. The IBM SPSS Statistics screen will open
    • Select your preferred language from the drop down menu
    • Click the OK button

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  7. The SPSS Introduction screen will open
    • Read the license agreement
    • Click the Next button

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  8. The Software License Agreement screen will open
    • Read the agreement
    • Select the I accept the terms in the license agreement radio button
    • Click the Next button

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  9. The Python Essentials screen will open

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  10. The Choose Install Folder screen will open
    • SPSS will be installed in the default locations indicated
    • Click the Choose button to change the SPSS install folder
    • Click the Next button to continue the installation

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  11. The Pre-Installation Summary screen will open
    • Review the installation summary
    • Click the Install button

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  12. The Installing IBM SPSS Statistics 24 screen will open
    • The installation will continue with updates displaying on the screen

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  13. The Install Complete screen will open
    • Check the box beside Start IBM SPSS Statistics 24 now to start SPSS when the installation is complete
    • Click the Done button to complete the installation

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Activate

Before you can use SPSS you will need to Activate you licence.  On first launch a network connection will be made to complete the license registration.

The Authorization Codes for SPSS, Amos, SamplePower 3, Text Analytics for Survey are available from My.Queen'sU.ca

  1. A warning message will open
    • When SPSS starts it will open a network connection to register your version of SPSS
    • Click the Allow button

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  2. The IBM SPSS Statistics screen will open
    • Queen's has already purchased IBM SPSS Statistics for your use
    • Click the License Product button

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  3. The License Status screen will open
    • Click the Next button

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  4. The Product Authorization screen will open
    • Select the Authorized user license radio button
    • Click the Next button

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  5. The Enter Codes screen will open
    • The Queen's authorization code can be found on My.Queen'sU.ca
    • In the Enter Code: field enter the Queen's code
    • Click the Next button

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  6. The Internet Authorization Status screen will open
    • The authorization codes will be transmited to SPSS
    • You will see End of Transaction:  Successfully processed all codes
    • Click the Next button

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  7. The Licensing Completed screen will open
    • Your version of SPSS has been successfully licensed
    • Note:  your license is effective the NEXT time you start SPSS
    • Click the Finish button
    • SPSS is now ready to use

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Last Updated: July 25, 2017