You may see another User Account Control dialog box asking whether Stata
can make changes to your computer. This is normal for the first time you
Click on Yes to continue.
You must enter something for all the fields in the Initialize License
dialog before you can
continue. The code and authorization are not case sensitive. If you make a
mistake when typing the codes, you will be prompted to try again.
- Enter your name (at least five characters) and
your organization (at least five characters).
Then, enter the Serial Number, Code, and Authorization from
the License and Activation Key you received from StataCorp.
If you get the message “The serial number, code, and authorization are
inconsistent”, try the initialization again. Copy and paste your code
and authorization. Anything that looks like “o” (oh) is the letter
“o”, anything like “0” is a zero, anything like “1”
is the number one, and anything like “L” (el) is the letter “L”.
Important: Do not lose your License and
You may need it again in the future.
Click on Next to submit your information.
Next click on Finish to complete the installation and register your copy of
As a registered Stata user,
you are entitled to free technical assistance should you have any questions.
You can register at a later time if desired:
Stata will launch and ask whether you would like to check for updates.
We recommend that you select Check for updates now
to ensure that you have the latest version, and click on OK.
StataCorp releases updates to Stata often. These updates may include new
features and bug fixes that can be automatically downloaded and installed by
Stata from the Internet. There may be updates to Stata that are more recent than the
version of Stata on your installation media.
If an update is available,
follow the instructions. Having trouble connecting to the Internet from
By default, automatic update checking is enabled. This ensures that your
Stata is up to date, it is convenient, and it causes no problems even if you are
not connected to the Internet. Stata will never install an update without
first asking you if it is ok to do so. It will merely notify you
that one is available, and let you choose whether to install it.
If you disable automatic update checking, it is
a good idea to periodically check for updates to Stata.