PowerPivot for Excel 2013 error when opening the Manage Window

We’ve had reports of an error when trying to open the PowerPivot for Excel 2013 'Manage' window after installation. This error does not happen for an Admin user.  The message received is:  "We couldn't load the Data Model. This may be because the Data Model in this workgroup is damaged"           In this circumstance, originally, the reason for this…

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Microsoft Office error when opening if IE temporary file location is changed or blank

  After editing the Internet Explorer settings via group policy, some users are experiencing errors when trying to launch the Office applications.  ERROR Examples:  "Word could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable." "Outlook could not create the work file. Check the temp environment variable." Resolution: When editing the group policy, ensure…

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PowerPivot for Excel 2013 errors after October update KB 2825655

(Updated Dec 2013) After installing the October 2013 update (KB 2825655) for Excel 2013,  PowerPivot is unable to be used. Examples of errors you will receive when trying to work within existing PowerPivot workbooks or launching the PowerPivot Window to create a new one are below. ERRORS:  "We couldn't get data from the Data Model. Here's the…

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Office 2013 SKU's needed for Power BI add-ins or to manipulate existing PowerPivot workbooks

When you try opening an Excel 2010 PowerPivot workbook in Excel 2013 you will find that you are unable to manipulate the PivotTable. In addition, you will be prompted with an error message that asks you to upgrade the data model: However, when you try to enable the PowerPivot add-in, you may not see it in the…