SPSS statistics dataset (.sav) files are designed to be both backward and forward compatible. This means that you should have no trouble in working with them or produce them in any version of SPSS. However, to handle .spv files you will need SPSS version 16 or later.
Convert SPSS output file (version 16 and higher) to SPSS Data Sets database.
We have found one software suitable in our database for this conversion.
Multiplatform software - convert spv to sav on any platform
A statistic and analytic software from IBM
Convert from spv file format
The table with program actions contains information about what each program is capable of doing with their files. This may be a good pointer for further searches for certain file conversions and help you find the converter you are looking for if our search result is insufficient for you. However, it is far from perfect and may sometimes show results which are not really usable because of the nature of the software handles the files. So a conversion that appears as possible, just because of matched actions, may in fact not be possible.