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PBI Desktop hangs with "initiating model" on win7 without admin access

PBI Desktop hangs with "initiating model" on win7 without admin access. 


It works fine when run with administrator's account.


Both 32 and 64 version has been tried on with win 7 64.


I don't have admin access to the laptop as it's corporate property.


Could anybody help out on this? Why does the app need admin access to run?

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Hi @greensky421,


Please try to use the latest Power BI desktop version 2.43.4647.541. If you have installed the data gateway in this computer, please verify it's up to date. Also please try launch desktop use Run as Administrator option. For more information, see: Resolve Issues when Power BI Desktop will not launch.


Best Regards,
Qiuyun Yu

Community Support Team _ Qiuyun Yu
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