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Xcelsius 2008 Fails to Install on Windows 7 with Office 2010

I have tried to install Excelsius 2008 on Windows 7 with Office 2010 and get the following pop ups:

1. Installer Information

Microsoft Office XP and later applications: Excel, Word, Outlook

or Powerpoint must be pre-installed.

OK

2. Fatal Error

Installation ended prematurely because of an error.

OK

Any advice?

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    Posted on Jul 20, 2010 at 05:02 PM

    Hi

    Try this

    add string value named "Path" with value "C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office14\"

    to

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Excel\InstallRoot

    and

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Excel\InstallRoot

    respectively

    Edited by: Bill Xu on Jul 22, 2010 12:17 PM

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    Posted on Nov 28, 2010 at 07:53 PM

    I used the option to edit the registry and it worked =) on Windows 7 Office 2010

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    Posted on Dec 09, 2010 at 06:51 AM

    Please check this out...This is for BO..I hope you can try the versions that are released in and around (XI 3.1 sp 2)

    http://www.dallasmarks.org/blog/

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    Posted on Feb 18, 2011 at 05:41 AM

    Instead of reinstalling Excel 2007 I decided to hack the Xcelsius.msi file to prevent it from checking the version of Office. I used InstEd to read the msi file which you can find at http://www.instedit.com.

    I created a backup of the msi file first.

    In InstEd under Tables you can locate LanuchCondition. Once highlighted you will see a condition checking for office versions. I replaced the text with one of the other conditions of "Privileged OR Installed" but the trick is that the length of the text must be exactly the same or the byte count of the msi will change and will not run. So I copied the original office check text into notepad and on the next line down I copied the "Privileged OR Installed" text and then I added spaces until the second line was exactly the same length as the one above it. I then copied that second line and replaced the office condition text in the InstEd tool and saved it. Closed InstEd and the install ran fine and Xcelsius seems to work just fine as well.

    This is the post which I found in BO forum. It helped many users.

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      Folders are actually registry keys. Right click on the parent folder, and choose New->Key.

      Also, if you are on a 64 bit version of windows, running 32 bit office, then the correct registry key to add is:

      HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Excell\InstallRoot

      or

      HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Excell\InstallRoot

  • Posted on Mar 12, 2012 at 09:12 PM

    First Xcelsius 2008 does not support Office 2010. But there is a way to install it. Install office 2007 32bit first and then Xcelsius 2008. After installing Xcelsius 2008, install Office 2010 32bit on top of Office 2007 32 bit.

    This way you won't have problems.

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  • Posted on Sep 01, 2013 at 05:41 AM
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  • Posted on Sep 01, 2013 at 05:56 AM

    Hi Nelson,

    Please refer the below link for "Xcelsius Installation on Windows 7 with office 2010"

    Installing Xcelsius 2008

    Links:

    http://scn.sap.com/docs/DOC-25567

    Or

    Tips for Installing Xcelsius 2008 with Office 2010

    Links:

    http://www.clariba.com/blog/tips-for-installing-xcelsius-2008-with-office-2010/

    Thanks,

    Daya

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    Posted on Jun 09, 2014 at 04:40 PM

    Hi,

    Please be sure that you Microsoft office in 32bit one

    if you use Microsoft Office 64bits so you have no chance to install Xcelsius\Dashbaord Design

    Mohaemd AISSA

    SAP Support Engineer

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