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Installing SPSS in Psychology at VT

Installing SPSS on Psychology Department Machines

NOTE: We are only allowed to install SPSS on Psychology Department ownd machines.  No personal computers or computers belonging to other departments.

Using Software Assistant to install SPSS

This year SPSS is only available via the department's Software Assistant App.  Most, if not all, computers in the department already have software assistant pre-installed.  If you dont have software assistant pre-installed, please email psychelp@vt.edu to schedule a time to get it installed.

  1. Make sure you are connected to the internet.
  2. Make sure you are not running SPSS.  (close it)
  3. Click on the start menu, and type 'Software Assistant' to start the app.
  4. Inside Software Assistant, click 'SPSS Statistics'
  5. Click (Request) Install
  6. You may be required to fill in some computer details, do so then click (Request) Install again.



  7. After your request is approved, you will receive an email notification.
  8. After your request is approved, start Software Assistant again (if you closed it), and click 'SPSS Statistics' again.
  9. Click 'Install'

  10. After a few seconds, the install will begin.

  11. After the install is complete, make sure SPSS was activated...

Troubleshooting and FAQs

  • Sometimes you may get stuck before the installation begins.  This usually happens because your computer has not been rebooted in a while.  Reboot your computer and re-try the installation.