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Excel 2013 – Trouble Installing Silverlight for Power View

  • 25 September 2012
  • Author: DevinKnight
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Last week during my 24 Hours of PASS session on Choosing a Reporting Platform I fielded a question that appeared multiple times during the Q&A so I thought it would be worth post.

When using Power View in Excel 2013 the first thing you may notice is a screen like the below screenshot prompting you to download and install Silverlight.

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The question that many people in the session had was no matter how many times they installed Silverlight they couldn’t make it past this screen prompting to install Silverlight.

Turns out this is an easy fix. Just make sure when you download and install Silverlight that it is done from Internet Explorer. Many people use other web browsers these days but remember you’re working in a Microsoft tool and it would only make sense that you would download Silverlight using IE. After installing using Internet Explorer hit the Reload button and you should be good to go!

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