Xcelsius 2008 Fix Pack 3.3 (Windows 7 support) available

Xcelsius 2008 Fix Pack 3.3 (Windows 7 support) available

Posted by Xavier Hacking

The SAP Xcelsius team (they still use the ‘old’ name themselves, lol) has release a new fix pack for Xcelsius 2008 SP3. It now fully supports Windows 7. You can get the download here and further information (release notes, fix-list) should be available in the next few days on this page.

To read the original announcement, go to the SDN-forum or just click the More-button below. It also includes some tips on installing and running this version of Xcelsius.

Xcelsius 2008 Fix Pack 3.3 (FP3.3) is the first version of Xcelsius 2008 that supports Windows 7 (see notes section below)

It is now available from Service Marketplace and the support download site: http://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/boc/downloads

This Fix Pack must be applied to Xcelsius 2008 SP3 (version: or FP3.1 or FP3.2Xcelsius 2008 SP3 is now available

• The Xcelsius Present 2008 Fix Pack 3.3 patch is for Xcelsius 2008 SP3 Present only.
• The Xcelsius Enterprise 2008 Fix Pack 3.3 patch is both for Xcelsius 2008 SP3 Engage and Enterprise.

Make sure you download the self extracting file and run it from your hard drive.

When you run the self extracting file it asks you where to extract the files to and then extracts all of the necessary files. There can be a few minutes delay between extracting the files and the installer window displaying so please be patient.

After you have applied the Fix Pack the version number in the about box will be version:

The documentation (when available) can be found on the SAP help portal. You can search for the Xcelsius guides here:http://help.sap.com/businessobject/product_guides/ including:

• What’s Fixed in Xcelsius 2008 Fix Pack 3.3
• Xcelsius 2008 Fix Pack 3.3 Release Notes

The Xcelsius Team

Notes for installing and using Xcelsius 2008 on Windows 7 or Windows Vista

Support for Windows 7

Xcelsius 2008 Fix Pack 3.3 (FP3.3) is the first version of Xcelsius 2008 that supports Windows 7.
Make sure you apply Fix Pack 3.3 if you are using Windows 7.

Installation on Windows 7 or Vista

When you install an Xcelsius 2008 Service Pack or an Xcelsius 2008 Fix Pack run the installer as an administrator:
To do that right-click on setup.exe and select Run as administrator.
You will be asked if you want the setup program to make changes to your computer, select Yes.
When the Fix Pack 3.3 installer finishes if you get the following warning This program may not have installed correctly then selectReinstall using recommended settings and the installer will run again.

Turn off User Account Control on Windows Vista

On Windows Vista only you must turn off User Account Control.
If you do not then the Add-On Manager and Export to AIR menu items will be disabled:
Go to STARTControl PanelUser AccountsTurn User Account Control on or off

How to run Xcelsius 2008 as an administrator (see below for when to run as an administrator):

One time only:
Go to STARTAll ProgramsXcelsius and right-click on Xcelsius 2008 and select Run as administrator.

Every time:
When you right-click on Xcelsius 2008 select Properties. In the Compatibility tab under Privilege Level select Run this program as an administrator.

When to run Xcelsius 2008 as an administrator:

Before you try to set or change the Xcelsius 2008 license key.
If you do not the license key will not be updated or you may get a message saying that the license key is invalid.

When you want to use the Add-on Manager to view add or remove add-ons (File > Manage Add-Ons).
If you do not the Add-on Manager may crash or freeze.

When you want to export to Adobe AIR
If you do not then Export to AIR may crash or freeze.

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  1. Ryan Goodman
    October 26, 2010

    Thank you for detailing this process for us.

  2. Iain Tingle
    April 20, 2011

    Hi, can you just tell me if Xcelsius Engage will run on windows 7? I am having real problems trying to install, it keeps asking me that I must have Excel installed, but I have the full office package. I am left scratching my head!!!
    many thanks



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