I've really tried searching the forum archive for an answer as I thought more people should've experienced this, but unsuccessfully. I am a beginner to SPSS, but I know the basics. I recently got a new work computer with SPSS (including license) preinstalled. However, when I open SPSS I have to following problems a) The automatically opened dialog do not allow me to pressing OK after choosing any alternative (including New Dataset). b) after clicking "x"/"cancel" I can't add any data without getting the error messages "Maximum number of variables exceeded" or "Maximum number of cases exceeded". What could be wrong and how can it be solved?