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Download and Install SPSS and Amos for Windows
These instructions will walk you through downloading and installing both SPSS and Amos version 20 on a personal Windows PC.

This license is for 1 year.

Remove all previous versions of SPSS and Amos from your personal computer first.

System Requirements

  • Windows XP, Vista or 7
  • Processor: 1 GHz or higher
  • Memory: 1GB RAM or higher
  • Free Space on Hard Drive: 1.0 GB or more
How To:
  1. Click the Download Now link on the SPU Download Center. This will bring up a login screen. Log in with your SPU Username and Password.

  2. You will then be presented with a File Download Box. Select Save. Save the file to your desktop.

  3. If it does not, locate the file after download and move it to your desktop. Double click the icon to begin.

  4. The SPSS or Amos file will extract after you choose a location. By default the file will extract to the locations listed below. Click Ok when prompted.
    • SPSS - c:\SPU-SPSS21
    • AMOS - c:\SPU-AMOS21

  5. The software will automatically start installing. There is no installation complete window when the installation has finished.
  6. The software will be listed in your Start Menu as IBM SPSS Statistics 21.

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Common Problems:

If you receive the following error messages when attempting to run SPSS or Amos after your installation:

Windows XP - This application has failed to start, because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstall of the application may fix this problem.

Windows 7 - The application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect. Please see the application event log for more detail.

Install the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable to fix the problem. View the IBM SPSS 21 Technote for instructions on how to do this.

We strongly encourage users to download software through an Ethernet connection rather than over wireless. You will receive better throughput and a faster download speed.