After upgrading to Windows 10 the Invantive Control for Exact Online add-in is gone in Microsoft Excel


My PC was upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. This was done using formatting the hard disk and then re-installing all software.

I used to have a Developers ribbon in which I could disable/enable the COM-addin of Invantive. The Developers in Excel is now missing. Neither can I find the COM-addin in File -> Options -> Add-ins -> COM -> Go.

I've tried running setup.exe from our download location:

When I run this setup.exe, I get a:

The following Microsoft Office-solution can not be installed due to a general error in the installation program: install.vsto.


How can I re-instantiate Invantive Control for Excel?

BTW. The Invantive Query Tool for Exact Online runs fine, so Microsoft .NET is installed in the correct version.

asked on Super User Nov 30, 2016 by Eppo • edited Jan 10, 2017 by Patrick Hofman

1 Answer


I've installed Microsoft VSTO from Microsoft site, restarted the PC and now setup.exe runs after confirming that I want to install the software.

It seems that the VSTO presence check in Invantive which worked on Windows 7 doesn't work on Windows 10.

answered on Super User Nov 30, 2016 by Eppo

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