Spyware Blocking SAS in General Questions Posted September 2, 2009 Thanx Laforge, but even if I clicked NO to auto-update, the program wouldn't open. Then I came across a forum where I found if you can't open SAS fron the icon, to open if from Programs. In Programs it said 'Alternative Start-up'. I clicked that and was told SAS needs Windows 2000 or later. So even though their web site states all Windows, that isn't the case.