How to Enable Power Pivot in Excel 2010 and 2013

- Written by Puneet


When I started using it in Excel 2010, there was only one issue that I faced to Enable PowerPivot. In Excel 2010, unlike earlier versions of Microsoft Excel, you have to activate it first before using it. If you are still using Excel 2010, this post is for you.

How to Enable PowerPivot In Excel 2010 Using Simple Steps

System Requirement to Enable Power Pivot in Excel

  1. A Windows version of Excel, either 32-bits or 64 bits.
  2. Minimum of 1 GB of RAM (2 GB Recommended by Microsoft)
  3. 3.5 GB of available hard disk space in your system.

Steps to Enable Power Pivot in Excel 2010-2013

In Microsoft Excel 2010, Power Pivot not comes with the main office application. You have to download it from Microsoft’s Download Center. Once you download the package just follow these simple steps to install it in your system.

  • Just install PowerPivot from the file you have downloaded. It’ll take 2 – 3 minutes to install in your system.
Start Installation To Enable PowerPivot In Excel 2010
  • Once you install it, just start Excel and you’ll have a new tab in your Excel ribbon.
Your New tab For To Enable PowerPivot In Excel 2010
Last Updated: February 15, 2023

4 thoughts on “How to Enable Power Pivot in Excel 2010 and 2013”

  1. I am using excel 2010 32 bit and have installed power pivot add in. Every time I restart excel the add in goes off from ribbon and I have to reactivate it. I also have personal macro workbook in xlstart with lots of macros in them. I have gone over internet to see the possible causes and most common reason I have found is conflict of personal macro workbook with power pivot in excel 2010. I am also using power query which is working just fine. Do u have any fix for me plz?

    I cant change the version as it is licensed version (professional plus) used by my company. I have found couple of solutions to fix the problem through regedit but those are for excel 2013 or later.


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