FAQs - SAS Software Installation

Who can get a copy of SAS?

The Instructional Technology Lab (ITL) distributes copies of the SAS software to GW faculty, students, and staff for educational or research purposes.

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I don’t have a disk drive on my computer. Can I still install SAS?

You can do one of the following to get SAS:

  • submit the online license agreement form and receive a link to the SAS installer via GW email.
  • bring a 16GB flash drive to the ITL during open hours and we will copy the installer to it.

If you already have a copy of the SAS installer on DVDs, you can also copy the contents of the DVDs to an external hard drive or USB flash drive and install SAS using this device.

  1. Locate a computer with an optical disk drive (i.e., in a computer lab at GW with a CD/DVD drive).
  2. Copy the contents of DVD Disk 1 to a folder called disk1 on the external drive.
  3. Copy the contents of DVD Disk 2 to a folder called disk2 on the external drive. Eject the drive.
  4. Insert the external drive into the target computer.
  5. Navigate to the folder disk1 and launch setup.exe to begin the installation process.

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SAS won’t install. What do I do?

If you are using Windows XP or Vista, verify you are not using a home edition. SAS will not install on any current Mac OS or Windows XP and Vista Home editions.

If you are running Windows 7 Home Edition, check the compatibility mode settings:

  1. Locate setup.exe on Disk 1.
  2. Right click on setup.exe and select Properties.
  3. Navigate to the Compatibility tab.
  4. Check that setup.exe is NOT set to run in Compatibility mode. If it is, locate a button called Change Settings for All Users.
  5. Once the change is complete, click OK on the Properties window and launch setup.exe again.

If you are still unable to install SAS, please contact the Instructional Technology Lab (ITL).

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Where can I get support?

For assistance with the installation of SAS, you can contact the ITL Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

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