cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Reply
ArraysRus
New Member

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.

1 ACCEPTED SOLUTION
ArraysRus
New Member

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.

View solution in original post

7 REPLIES 7
Anonymous
Not applicable

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.

MS removed the 2019 verison of Power BI. This solution no longer works and the installer still doesnt work for me. 

 

MS needs to fix the installer already.

Great! The installer there works for me Smiley Happy

 

Thank you for the help!

ArraysRus
New Member

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.

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

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.

I had the same issue. whatever I tried it would not install. Using the store was not an option since this was regarding a citrix server. I ended up using a package buikder to convert the exe to an msi. from ther it would install fine. Very strange, I don't understand why microsoft doesn't offer the msi installation anymore. 

Helpful resources

Announcements
Carousel_PBI_Wave1

2023 Release Wave 1 Plans

Power BI release plans for 2023 release wave 1 describes all new features releasing from April 2023 through September 2023.

Power BI Summit Carousel 2

Global Power BI Training

Make sure you register today for the Power BI Summit 2023. Don't miss all of the great sessions and speakers!

BizApps LATAM 2023

Business Application LATAM Summit 2023

Join the biggest FREE Business Applications Event in LATAM this February.

Power Platform Bootcamp

Global Power Platform Bootcamp

In this bootcamp we will deep-dive into Microsoft’s Power Platform stack with hands-on sessions and labs, delivered to you by experts and community leaders.