Ultimate Suite for Excel Personal

How to install and uninstall

On this page, you'll find step-by-step instructions on how to install the Personal edition of Ultimate Suite for Excel. If you want to install the Business edition of Ultimate Suite, follow the Business edition installation guide.

If you have any problems when installing Ultimate Suite, please visit our Ultimate Suite installation troubleshooting page.

How to install the Personal edition of Ultimate Suite

First of all, download the latest version of Ultimate Suite Personal edition from our Downloads page.

Before you start

The Personal edition of Ultimate Suite can be used for both purposes—private and business—by a single user. The Personal edition supposes that you're a single user of a computer and is activated for the currently logged user only. Ultimate Suite Personal edition doesn't support any other installation options such as Run as Administrator, support of corporate deployment scenarios and roaming user profiles.

Note! Before starting the installation process, uninstall all Ablebits stand-alone add-ins for Excel and previous Ultimate Suite versions from all user profiles.

  • Close all Microsoft Excel windows.
  • Open the Downloads folder on your computer and double-click the Ablebits Ultimate Suite for Excel Installer file:
    Double-click the .exe file.

Important! The installation of Ultimate Suite and the subsequent launch of Excel must be performed in the context of the same user.

Follow the Setup Wizard instructions

  1. In the Setup Wizard window, click Next:
    Welcome to the Setup Wizard.
  2. Read the End-User License Agreement. If you accept the terms, confirm that by selecting I Agree, and then click Next:
    The End-User License Agreement
  3. In this step, you can select a folder where Ultimate Suite will be installed, but it's better to install the add-in to the folder that has been chosen by default. Click Next:
    The default installation folder
  4. This is the final confirmation that the Ablebits setup is ready to start. If you consent to sharing anonymous usage statistics, select the corresponding checkbox. Click Next:
    Click Next to proceed.
  5. In a few seconds, the installation is finished. Click Close:
    Ultimate Suite is installed.

Make sure the setup is complete

To make sure that Ultimate Suite has been installed successfully, start Excel. In the ribbon, you'll see two new tabs: Ablebits Data and Ablebits Tools.
Ultimate Suite tabs in the ribbon

Activate your Ultimate Suite license

To activate your Ultimate Suite license, follow the Activation guide.

How to uninstall the Personal edition of Ultimate Suite

Tip. If you use Windows 10, go to SettingsApps, find Ablebits Ultimate Suite for Microsoft Excel, Personal edition, in the list and click it. Then click Uninstall:

Uninstall Ultimate Suite in Windows 10.

If you use another Windows version, uninstall the add-in via Control Panel:

  1. Close all Microsoft Excel files.
  2. Go to Start and open Control Panel.
  3. Click on Programs:
    Pick Programs.
  4. Select the Uninstall a program option:
    Uninstall a program.
  5. You'll see a list of all installed programs. Find the add-in you want to uninstall and double-click it.
    Click Yes in the dialog window:
    Are you sure?


I currently am using your product for excel and LOVE it. I am about to get a new work laptop that I will not have admin rights to. Can you still load the excel ablebits without admin rights?

Hi Cristy,

Thank you for your question. Sorry, Ultimate Suite Personal edition can be installed for users with administrator permissions. Yet, the Business edition won't require admin rights. Feel free to send us your current license key to support@ablebits.com and we will offer you a special upgrade price. Thank you.

Alvin Brinson says:
February 16, 2022 at 3:56 pm

That's extremely backwards and pretty anti-user. Forcing people to upgrade to corporate edition - which you damned well know IT departments are going to refuse in most cases - so people can use it individually. It's not like it's a $2 app. You have the capability to run without admin but deny it to anyone who hasn't purchased a corporate license just to bleed more money.

Hello Alvin,

Thank you for your feedback. I am really sorry that you have encountered difficulties in installing our add-in.

Please note that any program during its installation and activation writes some data to the registry of a system. Therefore, users should have appropriate permissions for installing programs and writing to the registry on their machines.

Ultimate Suite Personal edition is installed in the C:\Program Files(x86)\ folder. Ultimate Suite Business edition is installed in the user profile C:\Users\[User_Name]\AppData\Local\. Please make sure that your users have permissions to install programs in these folders.

If your company security policy allows users to install software on their computers individually, there shouldn't be any problem with the installation of Ultimate Suite Personal edition either. The Personal edition can be used on both personal and corporate machines.

If you have any questions or need further clarification, please feel free to email us at support@ablebits.com.

I wanted to let you know that I purchased ablebits last year and I am totally addicted to its features that gave me power to easily manipulate information in my spreadsheets. I was getting aggravated before I got ablebits excel add-on, but now I look forward to working with my spreadsheets. This is a great product and I'm looking forward to the new update. Thank you again for giving me the feeling of excitement when I'm working with spreadsheets.


I have an version of Ablebits Merge Table Wizard for Excel 2010.

I have updated to Office 365 and cannot install the newer version of Ultimate Suite.

I have tired to uninstall the Merge Table Wizard but a pop up window that says :

"There is a problem with this windows installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor."

And when I try and install the Ultimate Suite I get the message:

A previous version of Merge Table Wizard is already installed. Please uninstall before it before installing Ablebits Ultimate Suite."

Im stuck in a loop and cant figure it out Help!


Valerie Stone says:
January 13, 2020 at 9:56 pm

My office manager just purchased the personal Ultimate Suite for my computer but I'm having trouble installing the program. A year ago, I did the free trial of Ablebits Merge Cells and that's still on my Excel Ribbon. When I try to download the Ultimate Suite, I get a message saying to uninstall the Ablebits Merge Cells but when I look at my add ins for Excel, it says that I don't have any add ins (Ablebits was the only one I had).
I tried to go a different route and just add in my product key but it's also asking for a License Name. No where in the email that we received after making the purchase were we given a License Name.

I purchased the outlook add-in and it installed no issues/ I downloaded the excel add-in to review it before purchase and although it said it installed successfully, there is no ribbon entry for ablebits. I uninstalled and reinstalled with excel shutdown but still no joy. It show installed for 52.4 mb and I've reviewed options/trust for add-ins but nothing. Other add-ins i am using appear installed normally and functional.

I just thought it might save me a bit of macro writing occasionally - why reinvent the wheel.

Katerina Bespalaya (Ablebits Team) says:
September 24, 2019 at 1:27 pm

Hello George,

If you installed Ultimate Suite and the Ablebits tabs didn't appear in your Excel Ribbon, please check the solutions described on this page.

If the issue you have is different, then please contact us by email (support@ablebits.com) and describe the problem in more detail. Thank you.

Emily Rollins says:
May 20, 2019 at 5:18 pm

I cannot install the personal excel suite. I cannot uninstall an older version. it keeps saying "folder path application data contains invalid character." please assist as I paid for this five weeks ago and haven't been able to use it.

Tapan Chandra Sahu says:
May 3, 2019 at 12:14 pm

I am using version 2018.3.1201.5963. Ultimate suite for Microsoft Excel. How will i know that i have to purchase latest updated product as stated that updates are free for certain period?

Hi Tapan,
Thank you for your question.

We usually notify our customers about major upgrades in a newsletter. Your current license is fully compatible with the latest version of Ultimate Suite and there is no need to upgrade it at the moment.

Please note that your license is lifetime, meaning you pay once and can use the purchased version of the product as long as you like. There are no annual or any other recurring fees. During 2 years after the purchase, you get all minor updates (e.g. 2018.5, 2018.4) and major versions (2018, 2019) for free. After that, you can buy the next major version with a 50% discount on the regular price.

Please feel free to contact us with any other questions.

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