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NVivo Installation Guide

Note: If you encounter problems with your installation contact IT Servicedesk with a full description of the problem. Please include any error numbers and screenshots where relevant.

Installing NVivo for Windows

Installing Nvivo from Internet Explorer

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your University username and password and click on OK.
  3. When asked what you'd like to do, click on Save.
  4. After a minute a message will tell you your download has completed. Click on Open Folder.
  5. Double click on NVivo11.x86.exe.
  6. You will be asked if the programme can make changes to your computer. Click on Yes.
  7. On the NVivo11 – InstallShield Wizard screen, click on OK.
  8. On the next screen click on Install. This can take a few minutes to complete.
  9. Follow the Wizard, accepting the defaults as you go.
  10. On the NVivo Installer Completed screen, click on Finish.
  11. A desktop shortcut will be created. Double click on the NVivo11 icon.
  12. On the Welcome to NVivo 11 screen, enter the license key you have received and click on Next.
  13. On the License Activation screen, complete the fields and click on Activate.
  14. On the User Profile screen, enter your details and click on OK. NVivo will now start automatically.

Installing NVivo for Mac

Installing NVivo from Safari

  1. Go to
  2. Enter your University username and password and click on Log In. Progress of the download can been seen in the Download box on the top right of the Safari screen.
  3. When complete open Finder, click on Downloads and then double click on NVivo.dmg.
  4. A screen will open and verify the download. Do not click on anything yet.
  5. On the NVivo screen, click on the NVivo icon, drag it across to the blue A folder and unclick.
  6. On the Applications screen, double click on the NVivo icon
  7. Read the terms of the license agreement and if you agree, click on Agree.
  8. On the Welcome to NVivo for Mac screen, select Enter NVivo License Key, enter the code you have received and then click on Next.
  9. On the License Activation screen, complete your details and click on Activate.
  10. A screen with the message "Your License Has Now Been Activated" will appear. Click on OK.
  11. NVivo will now start. There will also be an icon on the Dock and an icon in Launchpad.