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Install SAS 9.4 from the UW Network


Contact the UWIT Help Desk at, call 766-HELP (4357) option 1, or email to request access to SAS 9.4.

NOTE: Functional knowledge and use of this application is the responsibility of the user.

NOTE: Approximately 10 gigabytes of hard drive space is needed.

NOTE: This document applies to both the 32 bit and 64 bit versions. The 64 bit version should only be used on 64 bit Windows 7, Windows 8 and 8.1 systems. See 32-bit and 64-bit Windows: frequently asked questions ( (information from Microsoft covering Windows 7) and How can I determine if my computer/operating system is 64-bit? ( (information from a third party software site).

NOTE for Windows 7, Vista and XP users: SAS 9.4 is not supported on any of the home basic editions of Windows 7 nor for any version of Vista or XP. See for details on supported operating systems.

NOTE: Uninstall any previous version of SAS. Instructions for uninstalling previous versions of SAS are at How to Uninstall SAS 9.2 Phase 2 Maintenance Releases 0 and 3 ( for SAS 9.2 and How to Uninstall SAS 9.3 ( for SAS 9.3


The example used in this How To will be for a 64 bit version of Windows 7.

  1. Installing SAS 9.4

    1. Click on the Start button and in the Search programs and files window enter
      for both 32 and 64 bit Windows systems.
    2. In the Choose Setup Language window, verify that English is selected, and click OK.
    3. In the Select Deployment Task window, verify that Install SAS Software is selected and click Next.

      Select Deployment Task window

    4. Click on Next in the Specify SAS Home window.

      Specify SAS Home window

    5. Make sure Install SAS Foundation and Related Software is checked in the Select Deployment Type window.

      Select Deployment Type window

    6. In the Select Products to Install window uncheck SAS Enterprise Guide. Click on Next.

      Select Products to Install window

    7. In the Select SAS Foundation Mode window, select the appropriate mode (64 bit is used in this example) and click on Next.

      Select SAS Foundation Mode window

    8. Click on Next in the Select SAS Foundation Products window.

      Select SAS Foundation Products window

    9. Click on Next in the Specify SAS Installation Data File window (the proper data file will have been predetermined in step 2F).

      Specify SAS Installation Data File window

    10. Select Clear All in the Select Language Support window (which leaves English selected). Click on Next.

      Select Language Support window

    11. Click on Next in the Select Regional Settings window.

      Select Regional Settings window

    12. Click on Next after the Checking System process finishes.

      Checking System window

    13. The actual installation begins at this point. Click on Start. Installation may take 30 minutes or more. Click on Next when done.

      Deployment Summary window

    14. Click Finish in the Additional Resources window.

      Additional Resources window


Reviewed: 0314 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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