What permissions are required to install and run the IBM SPSS Statistics program family on Windows operating systems?

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What permissions are required to install and run the Statistics software program family on Windows operating systems?

Resolving the problem

To run Statistics program on a Microsoft Windows operating system requires a user account with the following settings (by operating system version and product version):

***Folder Permissions (by Operating System)***


*Windows Vista and later - 32-bit*
C:\Windows\Temp - Write privilege
C:\Windows\system32 - Write privilege
SPSS product installation directory - Modify privilege
Folder indicated by executing ' echo %allusersprofile%' in Command Prompt: - Modify privilege


*Windows Vista and later - 64-bit*
C:\Windows\Temp - Write privilege
C:\Windows\SysWOW64 - Write privilege
SPSS product installation directory - Modify privilege
Folder indicated by executing ' echo %allusersprofile%' in Command Prompt: - Modify privileges


*Windows XP - 32-bit*
C:\Windows\system32 - Write privilege
C:\Windows\Temp - Write privilege
SPSS product installation directory - Modify privilege

***Registry Permissions (by Product Version)***

*Statistics 19 and later*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Prefs - Modify privilege
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Prefs - Modify privilege
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ntpad - Modify privilege
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Rainbow Technologies - Modify privilege
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\IBM - Modify privilege

*Statistics 16 thru Statistics 19*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Prefs - Modify privilege
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Prefs - Modify privilege
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ntpad - Modify privilege
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Rainbow Technologies - Modify privilege
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SPSS - Modify privilege


*Statistics 15 or earlier*
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\SPSS - Modify privilege
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SPSS - Modify privilege
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Ntpad - Modify privilege
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Rainbow Technologies - Modify privilege

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More support for:

SPSS Statistics

Software version:

18.0, 19.0, 20.0, 21.0

Operating system(s):

Windows

Reference #:

1475189

Modified date:

2014-07-29

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