Wrong flavor selected during installation
Note: This guide was written using Windows 8.1.
If you are receiving the message "Your license is not applicable to this
Stata," it is likely because you have installed a flavor of Stata that
does not match the activation key you entered.
You will need to uninstall Stata completely and then reinstall,
selecting the correct executable for MP, SE, IC, or Small Stata.
Right-click on the Start button in the lower left-hand corner of your screen.
Click on Control Panel.
In the Control Panel, under Programs, select Uninstall a Program.
In the next window, select Stata 14. Then, click on Uninstall.
You will be prompted, "Are you sure you want to uninstall Stata 14?" Click on Yes.
You will then see the Windows User Account Control dialog box. Confirm that you
wish to proceed by clicking on Yes.
Windows will begin to uninstall Stata.
Once Stata is uninstalled, rerun the installer from your Downloads folder
or from your installation DVD.
To locate the Downloads folder, right-click on the Start button.
Click on File Explorer.
Click on Downloads on the left
side of the pop-up pane. Then
double-click on SetupStata14.exe to
If you cannot find the SetupStata14.exe file,
you will need to reinstall from your DVD or visit
to download a new copy.
(If the credentials you were supplied when you originally downloaded Stata are no
longer valid, contact StataCorp for
Refer to your License and Activation Key
that you originally received from Stata if you are unsure which
version of Stata to install.
Because the license file you originally
created is still in the Stata directory, you should not need to enter
your activation key again.
See the Stata installation guide for Windows
for complete installation instructions.