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Introduction - Power BI Installation on Windows Machine

In this article, we will learn How to Download and Install Microsoft Power BI on Windows?

Power BI Desktop is free to download and use. To download Power BI Desktop on Windows 10, we have two options either we can download an MSI installer for Power BI or we can download it from Microsoft Store. If you are using Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 you can download the MSI installer and install it. To download the power BI, visit the following URL.  

https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/

The above link will redirect you to the Power BI Download page. Here we can click on the Download button to Download the Power BI Desktop.

Windows 10 - Power BI Installation instruction for Windows 10 Users

Install Power BI using Microsoft Store

When you click on the Download button then Windows 10 users will be redirected to Microsoft Store. In Microsoft Store, you need to click on the “Get” button to install the Power BI Desktop. Wait for the installation to complete. Once it is complete you can use the Launch button to start with the Power BI.

Benefit
You may not require admin privileges to install Power BI. Your app will be updated automatically.

Windows 10 - Power BI Installation using MIS Installer

Click on the "advanced download options" URL. It will open a new page with a Download button. Click on the Download button. It will open a new dialog box. Select the download based on your system. Select PBIDesktop_x64.msi if you are using a 64-bit machine, else select the first one for the 32-bit machine. You can check the type of machine under system properties. Download the correct MSI installer. Once the download is complete, double-click on the installer and follow the instructions.

 

When you double click on the installer it will first open the installer wizard welcome window. Click on the next button to open the License Term windows. On the license term window, read and accept the license term. Check the checkbox and then click on the Next button. It will open the installation location windows. Select the installation location for Power BI desktop and then click on the Next button. After this, we will see the installation summary page. On the installation summary page, we have a checkbox to create the Desktop icon. Check the check box if you want a desktop shortcut for the Power BI. Uncheck it if you are not interested in the desktop shortcut for Power BI. Once done, click on the next button, it will start the installation process. Wait for the installation to complete. Once the installation is completed, you will be redirected to the Installation wizard end window. If everything is fine, you will see a completed window. Here we have a checkbox to launch the Power BI. To close the installation wizard, click on the Finish button. If the checkbox to launch Power BI is checked, then the installation wizard will launch the Power BI. If it is not checked then you can manually launch the Power BI from the desktop shortcuts or from the start menu. You can check the installation wizard screens in the next section (Power BI installation for Windows 8.1) for this article.

Windows 8.1 - Power BI Installation instruction for Windows 8.1 Users

For Windows 8.1 we can only use the MSI installer. Following are the instruction to install Power BI Desktop on Windows 8.1 machine.

Windows 8.1 Power BI installation using MIS Installer

Visit the download page and click on the Download button. It will download the MSI installer. Save the installer and launch it once the download is complete. Following are the different screen for the installer.

Windows 7 - Power BI Installation instruction for Windows 7 Users

Windows 7 Prerequisite To install Power BI Desktop

To install Power BI Desktop on Windows 7, we need to first install ".net framework 4.5” and Internet Explorer 9 or Higher. After downloading and installing both, you can install Power BI desktop on Windows 7.
Following are download links for Microsoft ".NET Framework” and Internet Explorer.

Download .Net Framework 4.5 Offline Installer

Download IE 9 x86 for Windows 7

After installing the “.Net Framework” and Internet Explorer on Windows 7 we are ready for the Power BI Installation. Next, we need to download the Power BI Desktop installer. Open the download page for the Power BI. Click on the download button to download the installer. 
Once the installer is downloaded successfully, double-click on the Power BI installer to start the installation process. 
Follow the installation wizard instruction to install Power BI Desktop on Windows 7. 
Following are the different screen of the installation wizard.

We learned How to download and Install Power BI Desktop on Windows 10,8.1 and 7. What is next? Next, we will learn about the Graphical User Interface for Power BI. It will help us in our future tutorial articles.We learned How to download and Install Power BI Desktop on Windows 10,8.1 and 7. What is next? Next, we will learn about the Graphical User Interface for Power BI. It will help us in our future tutorial articles.

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