# Identifying your version of SPSS Statistics

## Introduction

Some of the procedures and layouts in SPSS Statistics have changed as different versions of the software have been released. Therefore, we try to show you these different procedures and layouts in our SPSS Statistics guides. In order to identify the version of SPSS Statistics you are using, please follow the instructions below:

Note 1: Whilst the procedure below will show you how to display the basic version number of SPSS Statistics (and sometimes the installed Fix Pack level), you can find out the exact version of SPSS Statistics on your computer by reading the instructions in the following IBM SPSS Technote.

Note 2: If you find anything in this guide unclear or it does not include the information you need, please contact us.

- If you are using a
**Microsoft Windows**, clickon the main menu, as shown below. Alternatively, if you are using an__H__elp >__A__bout... >**Apple Mac**, clickon the main menu.__H__elp > About SPSS Statistics... >Note: If you are

**not**using the**desktop version**of SPSS Statistics, please see the following IBM SPSS Technote, which explains how to identify your version of SPSS Statistics.Published with written permission from SPSS Statistics, IBM Corporation.

You will be presented with an

**IBM SPSS Statistics**window. Since these windows look slightly different if you have the**subscription version**of SPSS Statistics compared to SPSS Statistics**version 26 or earlier**, we show you these two different windows in the two sections that follow: (a) the**IBM SPSS Statistics Subscription**window for the**subscription version**of SPSS Statistics; and (b) the**IBM SPSS Statistics XX**window (i.e., "**XX**" is where the version number is displayed) for SPSS Statistics**version 26 and earlier**.

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**Subscription version** of SPSS Statistics

If you have the **subscription version** of SPSS Statistics on your computer, this will be shown in three areas: (a) the top left-hand corner of the window, which is entitled "**IBM SPSS Statistics Subscription**"; and (b) the product name in the middle of the window, which will be entitled "**IBM® SPSS® Statistics Subscription**". The more specific rollout/edition of the subscription version is highlighted in (c), the bottom left-hand corner (e.g., **Build 1.0.0.1012**), as highlighted below:

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Click on the button to close the **IBM SPSS Statistics Subscription** window.

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## SPSS Statistics **version 26 or earlier**

If you have SPSS Statistics **version 26 or earlier** on your computer, this will be shown in two areas: (a) the top left-hand corner of the window, which is entitled "**IBM SPSS Statistics**", followed by the version of the software you are using (e.g., **25**); and (b) under the product name in the middle of the window, which will be entitled "**IBM® SPSS® Statistics**", followed by the version of the software you are using (e.g., **Version 25**), as highlighted below:

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Click on the button to close the **IBM SPSS Statistics XX** window (e.g., **IBM SPSS Statistics 25** in our example above).