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Stata installation guide for Windows

Stata or StataNow

We show screenshots and instructions for StataNow, but any differences if you do not have StataNow are slight and will not cause confusion.

Running the installation

  1. Close other programs, and click on Next to begin the setup.

  2. Read the License Agreement. You will have the option to print the instructions if you wish to do so.

    Click Next.

  3. Enter your name and your company or organization, and choose whether you wish to allow anyone who uses your computer to access Stata or only you.

    Then click on Next.

  4. Select the type and edition of Stata to install next, and click on Next.

    Technical note: If you try to install a edition of Stata different from the one you purchased, you will receive an error later on, and Stata will not work on your computer. Then you will have to uninstall and reinstall Stata with the correct settings to resolve the issue.

    Please check your license carefully before proceeding. Select the executable that matches your license.

  5. Select a Destination Folder. Stata will choose one automatically. If it does not exist, Stata will create it. If you wish to have Stata installed somewhere else, click on Browse to navigate to that location.

    We recommend that you choose the default directory.

    If you want to install Stata on a network drive, you will need a network license. You can install Stata from the server, or if you have the appropriate privileges, you can install Stata directly to the network drive.

    Click on Next to continue.

  6. Choose the default location for saving Stata files. You can use each user's Documents folder, or use a fixed folder for all users. We strongly recommend that you use each user's Documents folder

    Then click on Next.

  7. You are ready to install the application!

    Click on Back if you have any corrections to make.

    Click on Next to proceed with the installation.

  8. After clicking on Next, you will see the progress bar as Stata completes the installation. This may take a few minutes.

  9. When Stata has finished installing, click on Finish to exit the installer.

  10. If you would like to modify your installation or install other editions of Stata, you can run the installer again. It will bring up the Application Maintenance dialog. Check Modify and click on Next. You can then choose the edition or editions of Stata that you would like to add.

Next step

If you have any difficulty with the installation process, contact technical support.