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Windows 7: COM Add-Ins for Excel Student Edition

03 Nov 2010   #1
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
COM Add-Ins for Excel Student Edition

Hi Everyone,

A colleague recently wrote a COM Add-In for me which reads share information from a TXT file and places it into selected cells in my worksheet. This is on a PC running:
- Win7 x64 Ultimate
- Microsoft Office 2010 Professional x64
Everything works perfectly.

I tried to share this COM add-in with a friend who runs the following system:
- Win7 x64 Home Premium
- Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010
However, I cannot, for some unknown reason, get the Add-In to display as shown in the attached image. All I get is a blank despite trying to add, and browsing to the correct file location.

I have tried this several times now, as administrator, and after closing and reopening Excel. The PC is a very recent build (2 days ago). I've exhausted all my knowledge.

Am I missing something? Is there a limitation to COM Add-Ins in Microsoft Home and Student 2010?


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12 Nov 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64

I eventually found the solution to the problem : UAC has to be turned OFF to get the Automation Add-In to install.
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12 Nov 2010   #3

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)

Thanks for posting your solution.

Have a great day and regards
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