Fix for PowerPivot Expiration Released

Fix for PowerPivot Expiration Released

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The PowerPivot team is pleased to report that the fix for the November CTP expiration issue has been released. We know many of you have been eagerly awaiting this fix since last week when the PowerPivot for Excel add-in expired. We do sincerely apologize for the inconvenience this may have caused you.

We have released a new version of the November CTP for the PowerPivot for Excel add-in. This new version is functionally identical to the old one except that it extends the expiration date to end of the year. You can download it from the same locations as in the past:

Please note that the new version will take some time to replicate across all servers in the Microsoft download center. If you download it from the above links and still get the expiration error message, then try again periodically. It might also help to clear any browser/download caches on your computer.

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  • I still see that the timestamp on the available download is 11/1/2009 not the more recent 4/5/2010. When I install this it still says powerpivot beta is expired. Can you post the correct version or let me know what I am doing wrong? I uninstalled and reinstalled twice.

    Thanks! :(

  • For me also .. I'm sorry.: ( (64bit)

  • For me also .. I'm sorry.: ( (64bit) I have a message "expired"

  • 64bit version is not working ... any update.

  • Can you try clearing your browser cache (Tools\Internet Options) in IE? Also navigate to the following folder and clear it explicitly...

    C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files

  • One more thing. If you are downloading a non-English version from the Download Center, can you try switching the language to English and try?

  • Hi TK Anand

    Thanks for updating the software.  I will leave some notes which may help other people.

    1) When I saw the "beta expired" message last week, I thought that my MS Office 2010 Beta had expired (since it did not say what beta).  So in my case, I uninstalled and reinstalled MS Office 2010 beta.

    2) When it came time to download, I was refreshing two installations.  I downloaded and installed the first one fine (today, April 8, 2010).  And then the second one would not update.

    3) Following the notes here, I assume that by some freak chance I had a good first copy but old second copy.  So I uninstalled the second copy again, and did a new download.  The new download worked.

    It would have helped to have a different filename to clarify the versions.  However, even if the filename had to be the same, then it would be good to say the number of expected bytes.  My 32-bit English version was 41,231,360 bytes.

  • Hi.

    Cleared the cache.

    Downloaded from

    Still does not work."Expired date".

    I have versions of a file (properties):


    Creation date: 2009-11-01 18:22

    Size: 70 995 384 byte.

    Installator - 64bit version

  • Super!

    Hello. Today I downloaded the file from the same link and it works! :)

    Creation Date: 2010-04-06 02:23


    Size: 70 983 680 byte

    Installator - 64bit version!



  • again! So it seems the download was successful, thanks Luk! However, I have a question about previous workbooks created with PowerPivot and published to Excel Services 2010. Seems that the connection to the Sanbox has been lost. Any ideas on how to restore the connection. This is the error I am getting now:

    An error occurred during an attempt to establish a connection to the external data source. The following connections failed to refresh: Sandbox

    Do I have to reinstal PowerPivot for SharePoint also?


  • The download was successful.

    I'll try again to make a PowerPivot evaluation environment.

    Thanks !

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