When I start SPSS I receive the message “No licenses found for Product Name (i.e. 9001=SPSS Student Version 16.0”), even though I have run the License Authorization Wizard?


This fix is for SPSS version 24/25 for Windows

This issue is caused by the license options file (“lopts”) not installing correctly when you install SPSS. The solution involves replacing the incorrect lopts file with a properly formatted one. Please follow the steps below.

  • Download the file here
  • Open the zip file to see the file called “lopts”
  • Right click on the file “lopts” and choose ‘Copy’
  • Go to the installation folder of SPSS (C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\23\)
  • Paste the file into the folder
  • Press “replace the file in this destination” when prompted
  • Restart SPSS