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Install SPSS 16 for Mac


IMPORTANT NOTICE

After you install SPSS 16, be sure to download and install the SPSS 16.0.2 Patch for Macintosh.  This patch corrects over 100 known issues in SPSS 16, including a potentially serious data saving error.  Please see APPLYING PATCH 16.0.2 below for instructions.


 

OVERVIEW

This page provides instructions for installing and licensing the SPSS 16.0 for Mac software.

During installation, screens will be displayed in which you must make choices or provide information.  Among the information you must provide are your SPSS 16 serial number and your SPSS 16 authorization code.  This information should have been emailed to your VCU email address when you obtained your installation CD or when you registered/renewed your SPSS 16 license.

In much of this document, the software is referred to as SPSS 16.0 (or sometimes just SPSS 16); however, the "specific" version you will be installing is SPSS 16.0.1 for Macintosh.


 

INSTALLING SPSS

Before beginning the installation, exit/close all applications.  In particular, be sure to stop or temporarily disable all virus checking software.  (Remember to re-enable it after the installation.)

Begin the installation process by one of the following two methods, depending on your type of installation media:

  • CD:  If you have the SPSS 16 installation CD that is distributed by the Technology Services Help Desk, insert the CD into you Mac's CD drive.  A disk icon will appear on your Mac Desktop.  Double-click this icon, and continue with the instructions presented below.
  • Download:  If you downloaded SPSS 16 from the Technology Services download website, you have downloaded a file named SPSS16Mac.dmg.  Double-click the downloaded file.  A Disk Image icon will appear on your Desktop.  Double-click this Disk Image icon, and continue with the instructions presented below.
A screen will be displayed that is similar to the following:

To read complete installation instructions and other related information supplied by SPSS, Inc., double-click the icon entitled Installation Documents, then double-click the SPSS icon, and then double-click the SPSS Installation Instructions.pdf icon.  We recommend that you review this document before beginning the actual installation of SPSS.

To begin the installation, in the window shown above, double-click the icon entitled SPSS Installer (or SPSS Installer.app).  The following screen will appear:

Select Site license, and click Continue.

The following screen will appear:

In order to continue the installation, you must accept the terms displayed in the above screen.  In addition, to legally use PASW under the VCU license, you must also abide by the VCU Mac PASW License ConditionsIf you agree to all of these terms and conditions, select I accept ..., in the above screen and click Continue.

The following screen will appear:

This screen provides addtional information about SPSS 16.0 for Mac.  Read this information, as desired, and click Continue.

The following screen will appear:

In this screen, type your name, your organization, and the serial number that was emailed to your VCU address when you obtained your installation CD or when you registered/renewed your SPSS 16 license.  Click Continue.

The following screen will appear:

 

This screen displays the default directory where SPSS 16.0 will be installed.  If you wish to select an alternate directory, click Browse.  To accept the directory that is displayed, click Continue.

There may be a pause of several seconds, then the following screen will appear:

Click Install to begin the actual installation process.  Installation may take several minutes, during which time a progress screen will be displayed, as shown below:

When installation completes, the following screen will appear:

In the above screen, UN-check the Register with spss.com checkbox.  If desired, you may perform this registration step later when you run SPSS.  Registration will be available from the SPSS Help menu.  Registration will enable you to receive information from SPSS, Inc., including the SPSS Direct e-newsletter.

Installation of SPSS 16 is now complete; however, your software is not yet licensed to run.

Click the OK button in the above screen.

This will launch the SPSS 16 License Authorization Wizard, which will let you license your SPSS 16 software.  Follow the licensing instructions in the LICENSING SPSS section below.


 

LICENSING SPSS

IMPORTANT:  To license SPSS 16, as described in this section, your computer must have a wired (not wireless) Internet connection.  Note that wired connections are available in the Cabell and Tompkins-McCaw libraries.  If you do not have access to a wired connection, your licensing attempt will probably fail, and you will need to obtain licensing assistance from the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227 or help@vcu.edu).  Let them know you need help with licensing Mac SPSS 16.  After you eventually license SPSS 16, be sure to apply Patch 16.0.2.

Licensing SPSS 16 is required at the following times:

  • After you install SPSS 16, you must license it.  Otherwise, SPSS 16 will not run correctly (you will be able to launch SPSS 16, but it will be unusable). Licensing SPSS 16 will enable it to run through May 31, 2011, plus a one month grace period (during which SPSS will display related warning messages).
  • Each year, shortly before May 31, you must re-license SPSS 16, so it will run for an additional year. As that date approaches, instructions will be sent to your VCU email account from VCU Technology Services for you to re-license SPSS 16 (at no cost). Please see Renewing Your License Each Year for additional information about annual license renewal.

To be able to license SPSS 16, you will need a license authorization code. This code should have been sent to your VCU email address when you obtained SPSS 16 from Technology Services or when you registered/renewed your license. If you do not have an authorization code, please visit Register/Renew Mac SPSS 16 to register and obtain a code.

This section describes how to license your SPSS 16 software using the SPSS 16 License Authorization Wizard. The wizard can be launched in two ways:

  • The wizard will launch automatically just after you install SPSS 16.
  • You may manually launch the wizard at any time.  Go to the folder where you installed SPSS 16 and double-click SPSS 16 License Authorization Wizard.

The wizard will display several screens for licensing your SPSS 16 software, as discussed below.

When you manually launch the authorization wizard, an initial License Status screen will be displayed (this screen is not displayed when the wizard launches automatically after SPSS installation).  An example of this screen is shown below; however, the information displayed in this example screen may be different than what you see, depending on how your SPSS is currently licensed.

If you see the above License Status screen, click Next.

The screen below will appear.  Select License my product now, and click Next

The screen below will appear.  Click Next.

The Enter Codes screen will appear, as shown below.  In this screen, type (or copy/paste) the SPSS 16 authorization code that was emailed to your VCU address when you obtained your installation CD or when you registered/renewed your SPSS 16 license.  Click Next.

 

The screen below will appear:

Select Internet in the above screen.  Click Next.

After a brief pause, the Internet Authorization Status screen will appear, as shown below.  If you (earlier) typed the authorization code correctly, you should see the message "Authorization succeeded" in this screen.

If it fails:  If you instead see, "Authorization failed" in the above screen, or if the licensing wizard stalls, then make sure of the following:
  • Your computer has a wired (not wireless) Internet connection.  Note that wired connections are available in the Cabell and Tompkins-McCaw libraries.
  • You correctly entered the authorization code in the previous screen.
If the authorization process fails even though the above two conditions are satisfied, then you must obtain assistance from the VCU helpIT Center (828-2227 or help@vcu.edu) in licensing your software.  Let them know you had problems licensing Mac SPSS 16.  After you eventually license SPSS 16, be sure to apply Patch 16.0.2.

In the above screen, if you see the message "Authorization succeeded," click Next.

The Licensing Completed screen will appear, similar to the following:

Licensing is now complete.  Click Finish

Be sure to apply Patch 16.0.2, if you have not already done so -- see the next section APPLYING PATCH 16.0.2 below for instructions.


 

APPLYING PATCH 16.0.2

SPSS Technical Support has released SPSS 16.0.2 Patch for Macintosh. This patch will correct many known problems with SPSS 16, including a potentially serious data saving error. It is strongly recommended that you apply this patch.

The installation file for Patch 16.0.2 is named SPSS 16 Patch. It is available from the following sources:

  • Installation media: The SPSS 16 Patch file is available on the SPSS 16 installation media (both the CD and the download file).  Follow the instructions in the Installing SPSS section above to display the initial screen, showing the contents of the installation media. One of the files displayed will be SPSS 16 Patch.
  • Download: The patch file may also be downloaded here:  Download Patch1602.zip. Download this file to your Desktop; the file is named Patch1602.zip. Then, double-click the dowloaded file to create the SPSS 16 Patch file on the Desktop.

To install Patch 16.0.2: 

  • Log in as the same user that installed SPSS 16.
  • Ensure that SPSS 16 is NOT running.
  • Double click the SPSS 16 Patch file and follow the directions that are presented.  

After installation, SPSS 16 will be ready to run.  You may launch SPSS 16 and use the About SPSS 16 menu to verify that Release 16.0.2 is the installed version.



This article was updated: 07/2/2013

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