How to install and uninstall

the Personal edition of Ultimate Suite for Excel

In this tutorial, you will find step-by-step instructions on how to install the Personal edition of Ultimate Suite for Excel. If you need to install the Business edition of Ultimate Suite, please visit the Business edition installation page; if you are looking for a way to install or activate the Terminal Server edition, please follow the Terminal Server installation and activation instructions.

If you face any problems during installation, please look over our Ultimate Suite installation troubleshooting page.

Also, have a look at the Collection for Outlook installation tutorial.

How to install the Personal edition of Ultimate Suite

First of all, you can download the latest version of Ablebits add-ins for Excel here.

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 are a single user of a computer, so, by default, it installs its executable files to the Program Files (x86) folder (note, you should have the corresponding permissions), and is activated for the currently logged user only. Ultimate Suite Personal doesn't support any other installation options such as Run as Administrator, support of corporate deployment scenarios and roaming user profiles.

Note!!! Before starting installation, uninstall all Ablebits stand-alone add-ins for Excel and previous Ultimate Suite versions from all user profiles!
  • Close all Microsoft Excel windows.
  • Unzip the folder with the add-in files.
  • Run the setup.exe file:
    Run the setup.exe file.
Note. Before moving further, make sure to close all windows that may have appeared while unzipping the package, e.g. from WinRAR or WinZip.

Follow the Setup Wizard instructions

  1. Here is the Setup Wizard window:
    Welcome to the Setup Wizard.
    Click Next.
  2. Please read the license agreement, tick I Agree, and click the Next button:
    Please read the license agreement.
  3. On this step, you can select the installation folder but better leave it as it is:
    Installation folder.
    Hit Next.
  4. This is the final confirmation that the Ablebits setup is ready to start:
    The setup is ready to start.
    Click Next.
  5. In a few seconds, the installation is finished:
    The Ablebits add-in is installed.
    Click the Close button.

Make sure the setup is complete

Let's start Excel and make sure the Ablebits add-ins have been installed. In the ribbon, you will see two new tabs: Ablebits Data and Ablebits Tools.
Ultimate Suite 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 the add-in in the list and click on it:
Uninstall 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. Pick the Uninstall a program option:
    Uninstall a program
  5. You will 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?

Responses

I have followed all the steps and am being told this is not a valid add in ??? i was really excited to get this installed

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Hello Heather,

For us to be able to help you better, please send us the screenshot of the error message you get to support@ablebits.com.

We'll do our best to help you.

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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?

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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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I want to uninstall Ablebits add-ins but not able to do. I am facing some problem. can you help me?

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Hello Tekchand,
Thank you for contacting us.

Could you please describe the problem you are having in more detail? If you get any error message, please send us its screenshot to support@ablebits.com.

We'll do our best to help you.

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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.

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Hello Emily,

Since we'll require some details from you, we'll contact you by email.
Thank you for your understanding.

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I have purchased the personal edition and have been looking for the overview reports. When I open my Excel i get to data and tools tab but no report function. Am I missing something?

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Hello Bernard,
Thank you for contacting us.

Our support team assistant has just replied to you via email. Please check your Inbox and provide us with the requested details. Thank you.

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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.

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Katerina Bespalaya 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.

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

Hello,
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.
Help!

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Ekaterina Pechyonkina says:
January 14, 2020 at 2:19 pm

Hello Valerie,

Thank you for contacting us. Please follow the steps described in this help page to completely remove the add-in:https://www.ablebits.com/docs/excel-unable-uninstall/#remove-registry-editor

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Hi

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!

Joe

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Hi Joe,

Sorry to hear that you are having difficulties with our software. I kindly ask you to follow these steps: https://www.ablebits.com/docs/excel-unable-uninstall/#remove-registry-editor
If the problem persists, please send us a message to support@ablebits.com.

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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.

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Hello Joseph,

Thank you very much for sharing your feedback with us. We are glad to hear that you find our add-in efficient and enjoy using it for your Excel tasks.

Have a great day!

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Hi,
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?
tks/

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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.

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