Power BI - Installation Steps

To check the system requirements, installation files detail, users have to navigate to “Advanced download options”. Following are the system requirements to download Power BI tool −

Supported Operating Systems

  • Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2

  • Microsoft Power BI Desktop requires Internet Explorer 9 or higher

  • Microsoft Power BI Desktop is available for 32-bit (x86) and 64-bit (x64) platforms

Users can select a language in which they want to install Power BI and following files are available for download.


This is the link to directly download Power BI files −


Install Power BI

Choose Download

PBIDesktop_x64.msi shows a 64-bit OS file. Select the file you want to install as per OS type and click Next. Save the installation file on the local drive.

Local Drive

When you run the installation file, following screen is displayed.

Installation File

Accept the license agreement and follow the instructions on the screen to finish the installation.

License Agreement

When Power BI is installed, it launches a welcome screen. This screen is used to launch different options related to get data, enrich the existing data models, create reports as well as publish and share reports.

Welcome Screen