a required component for interacting with excel is not available. please run setup.exe

Posted on 2014-01-24
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Last Modified: 2014-02-11

I have an excel add-in that i need to install but failed in Excel 2007 under both W7-x86 and x64.

The installation fails with this popup:
"a required component for interacting with excel is not available. please run setup.exe"

I reinstalled PIA for 2007 and 2010 but no avail. Any solution to install this?

Question by:jazzIIIlove
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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What add-in is this about?
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Author Comment

ID: 39809002
It's for calculation, it is working fine in XLS2010
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Expert Comment

ID: 39809426
Have you any idea what the component is that it's trying to find?  Sounds like the Add-in is only compatible with Office 2010 and above...

Does it also require any .net versions to be installed?

Do you have a link to the calculation add-in site for reference?
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Accepted Solution

Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE earned 2000 total points
ID: 39813543
So this is probably about a 3rd party addon that requires PIA to be installed.

You should first install PIA for Excel 2007 and then the addon. I'm assuming you've got the PIA setup from here:


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