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Install SPSS 23 from the UW Network


NOTE: Functional knowledge and use of this application is the responsibility of the user. Uninstall any existing PASW or SPSS versions before proceeding. Recommended requirements for 32 bit SPSS are 4 gb of memory, 8gb of memory for 64 bit, 1.1 gb of hard drive space, and internet access for activation.

NOTE: These instructions apply to both the 32 and 64 bit versions of SPSS 23; the 64 bit version can only be used on 64 bit Windows systems.


Information Technology provides SPSS for a yearly fee of $215 on UW owned computers for academic teaching and research use only. There is no requirement for the computer to be connected to the network for the software to run, however if an individual wants to install SPSS from the network, it will need to be connected during the installation. To install SPSS from the UW network, a request for access must be submitted to IT. There are three ways to do this.

In your browser, go to the UWIT Service Center page at

I want to request SPSS software

and click the Request Software button. Enter your UW username info to get to the order form.

You may also email the UWIT Service Center at
or call at 766-4357 option 1 during business hours.

Note: Granting software access is a manual process that is done during normal business hours. Once access has been granted an email will be sent to your UW email account with instructions.



Accessing the Network Installation Point for SPSS 23
NOTE: You must be an administrator of the computer to complete this installation.

  1. Logon to your UW owned with your UW domain account.
  2. Click the Start menu button, and click in the Search box.
  3. Enter in

\\\spss23$\Windows\32bit\setup.exe for 32 bit Windows versions

\\\spss23$\Windows\64bit\setup.exe for 64 bit Windows versions

and click OK. Make sure that you have typed the correct slashes (i.e. \ and not /). This example is for the 64 bit version.

Note: Sometimes the 64 bit version will not work on a 64 bit operating system. If this happens go ahead and download and install the 32 bit version. There are reports of the 64 bit version not installing correctly but the 32 bit version will work.


2. Installing SPSS 23

A. Click Next in introductory dialog boxes.

B, In the Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for IBM Statistics 23 dialog box, select Authorized user license, and click Next.

C. In the Software License Agreement dialog box, read through the information provided, and click on “I accept the terms…” and then click on Next.

D. In the Customer Information dialog box, enter UW for the username and organization.

E. In the Help Language dialog box, click Next.

F.  Select either Yes or No for the option to install the JAWS Windows Screen Reading software (the default is No) and then click on Next.

G. Select either Yes or No for the option to install Essentials for Python components and then click on Next.

H. In the Destination Folder dialog box, click Next.

I. In the Ready to Install the Program dialog box, click Install. Files install at this point.

J. In the InstallShield Wizard completed dialog box click OK. This will start the registration process for SPSS, and is recommended as this is required to be able to access patches and their support knowledge base. 

3. Select License my product now and then Next on the Product Authorization screen (this will require an Internet connection):

4. The authorization code will be emailed to you. Enter it in carefully and double check; then click Next.

5. A window of the progress of the licensing authorization follows:

6. At the final progress Licensing Completed window click Finish.

7. A reboot is required when done.


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