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Install SPSS 22 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. Requirements are 1 gb of memory, approximately 900 mb of hard drive space, and Internet access for activation.

NOTE: SPSS 22 is available in 32 and 64 bit versions; the 64 bit version should only be used on 64 bit Windows 7, 64 bit Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.


Information Technology provides SPSS free of charge for installation 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, request access through the IT Help Desk at 766-4357, option 1, and an email containing installation instructions will be sent once access is granted.


  1. Accessing the Network Installation Point for SPSS 22
    NOTE: You must be an administrator of the computer to complete this installation.

    1. Logon with your UWYO domain account.
    2. Click the Start menu button, and click Run.
    3. In the Run window, in the Open box or the Search programs and files box, type:

      \\\spss22$\SPSS_Statistics_22_win32_.exe for the 32 bit Windows version
      \\\spss22$\SPSS_Statistics_22_win64_.exe for the 64 bit Windows versions and click OK.

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

  2. Installing SPSS 22

    1. Click Next in the introductory dialog boxes.
    2. In the Welcome to the InstallShield Wizard for IBM Statistics 22 dialog box, select Authorized user license, and click Next.
    3. In the Software License Agreement dialog box, read through the information provided, and click on "I accept the terms..." and then click on Next.
    4. In the Customer Information dialog box, enter UW for the username and organization.
    5. In the Help Language dialog box, click Next.
    6. 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.
    7. Select either Yes or No for the option to install Essentials for Python components and then click on Next.
    8. In the Destination Folder dialog box, click Next.
    9. In the Ready to Install the Program dialog box, click Install. Files install at this point.
    10. 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.
    11. Click Finish when this is done.
    12. Select License my product now and then Next on the Product Authorization screen (this will require an Internet connection).
    13. The authorization code will be emailed to you. Enter it in carefully and double-check; then click Next.
    14. A window of the progress of the licensing authorization follows:
    15. At the final progress Licensing Completed window click Finish.
    16. A reboot is required when done.


Reviewed: 0514 By: RT

Additional help with the installation and configuration of
UW-supported software is available:
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Contact the IT Help Desk at 766-HELP (4357), option 1
Come to the student computer lab in the lobby of the
Information Technology Center.

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