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How to Install Power BI on Windows?

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  • Last Updated : 21 Apr, 2022

Power BI: Power BI is an analytical software which is developed by Microsoft. BI means business intelligence. It is available only for Windows operating system. It was first released in 2011 and its stable release was in 2021. It is used for a variety of purposes like data visualization, data mining, making graphs and charts of available data, etc.  It also gives advanced data warehousing capabilities which include data cleaning, data preparation, data discovery, etc. 

Installing Power BI on Windows:

Follow the below steps to install Power BI on Windows:

Step 1: Visit the official website on any web browser. 

Power BI homepage

Step 2: Click on Microsoft Power BI desktop application.

Microsoft Power BI desktop application

Step 3: Next webpage will open, click on Download Button.

Download application

Step 4: On the next webpage choose the setup option according to your system configuration, let’s take the first setup, click on the Next button. Downloading of the executable file will start shortly. It is a big  361.7 MB file that will take some minutes.

Choose the setup option

Step 5: Now check for the executable file in downloads in your system and run it.

downloaded file

Step 6: It will prompt confirmation to run the file on your system. Click on Run.

security warning

Step 7: Next screen will appear, select language, and click on Next.

select language

Step 8: It will prompt confirmation to make changes to your system. Click on Yes.

confirmation to make changes to your system

Step 9: The system will prepare for installation.

preparing system

Step 10: Setup screen will appear, click on Next.

Setup screen

Step 11: The next screen will be of License Agreement, check the box, I accept the terms in License Agreement and click on Next.

License Agreement

Step 12: Choose the destination folder and click on Next.

Choose the destination folder

Step 13: The last screen will appear to click on the Install button.

click on install button

Step 14: After this installation process will start and will hardly take a minute to complete the installation.

installation process starts

Step 15: Click on Finish to finish the installation process.

finish the installation

Step 16: Power BI is successfully installed on the system and an icon is created on the desktop.

power BI is successfully installed

Step 17: Run the software and see the interface.

Power BI interface

Congratulations!! At this point, you have successfully installed Power BI on your windows system.

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