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Wrong edition selected during installation

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.

Note: This guide was written using Windows 20H2 (OS Build 19042.804).

If you are receiving the message "Your license is not applicable to this Stata," it is likely because you have installed an edition 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, or BE.

  1. Left-click on the Start button in the lower left-hand corner of your screen.

  2. Type Control Panel. Click on Control Panel.

  3. Select Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

  4. In the next window, select Stata18 or StataNow18. Then, click on Uninstall.

    You will be prompted, "Are you sure you want to uninstall StataNow18?" Click on Yes.

  5. 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.

  6. To locate the Downloads folder, click on File Explorer.

  7. Click on Downloads on the left side of the pop-up pane. Then double-click on SetupStata18 or SetupStataNow18 to reinstall.

    If you cannot find the installation file, you will need to visit download.stata.com to download a new copy. (If the credentials you were supplied when you originally downloaded Stata are no longer valid, contact StataCorp for availability.)

  8. 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.