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ArraysRus Frequent Visitor
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Power BI installer doesn't open/run

I'm trying to install Power BI without windows store and the installation doesn't open.

I've tried the following;

  • Run as admin
  • Update windows
  • Try on multiple different computers

Need this installed without windows store as ill be running on a server at some point.

Download link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=58494

All help welcome, thanks.

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ArraysRus Frequent Visitor
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Re: Power BI installer doesn't open/run

For those that are experiencing the same issue, download and install using this link;

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45331

 

Then download the latest version;

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=58494

 

And the installer will run, seems it requires dependencies an older version would provide.

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ArraysRus Frequent Visitor
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Re: Power BI installer doesn't open/run

For those that are experiencing the same issue, download and install using this link;

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=45331

 

Then download the latest version;

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=58494

 

And the installer will run, seems it requires dependencies an older version would provide.

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AdamNagy Frequent Visitor
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Re: Power BI installer doesn't open/run

The top download for the older version does not work anymore - it only lets you download a text file with the content "This download has been deprecated. Please visit https://aka.ms/pbiSingleInstaller to download the latest release of Power BI Desktop."

 

Is MS working on resolving the problem about the latest installer not launching? :-s

ArraysRus Frequent Visitor
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Re: Power BI installer doesn't open/run

Im afraid the only way around it now is to attempt to install an older version and then run the latest installer. If you are getting a .txt file as the downloaded file then use the built-in update feature to get you where you need to be.

 

Alternativly you can download just fine using the Windows Store download option.

 

Hope that helps.

LouO Occasional Visitor
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Re: Power BI installer doesn't open/run

I have a corporate issued laptop, the Windows store is not an option for me.

 

Older versions of PowerBI desktop are available here:

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/power-bi/desktop-latest-update-archive#july-2019-update-2715523641

The linked version, from July 2019, worked fine for me.

AdamNagy Frequent Visitor
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Re: Power BI installer doesn't open/run

Great! The installer there works for me Smiley Happy

 

Thank you for the help!

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