Installing Power Automate Desktop

Introduction

 
In this article, we will see how to install Power Automate Desktop (PAD) on your Windows 10 machine. 
 

Steps

 
Step 1
 
In the browser type in aka.ms/getstarted-pad
 
Installing Power Automate Desktop
 
Step 2
 
You should be navigating to the Power Automate Desktop portal, where there is a link to download the software.
 
Installing Power Automate Desktop
 
Step 3
 
Double click on the installer that is downloaded into your machine.
 
Installing Power Automate Desktop
 
Step 4
 
Make a note of the version. Yhe latest version while this document is prepared and published is 2.7.49.21009. Click on ‘Next’.
 
Installing Power Automate Desktop
 
Step 5
 
It will be navigated to the installation details section, where you have the option to select the drive it can install. Please make sure the option ‘Install web drivers’ is checked. This is required to record the browser actions. The rest of the options you can leave as default. Click on ‘Install’.
 
Installing Power Automate Desktop
 
Step 6
 
You might be prompted with a message ‘Do you want this app to make changes'. Click on yes.
 
Installing Power Automate Desktop
 
Step 7
 
Now you should see a window with ‘Progress tracker’. Wait for the installation to be finished.
 
Installing Power Automate Desktop
 
Step 8
 
Finally, you should be getting the below message. Make sure to install the browser extension.
 
Installing Power Automate Desktop
 
Step 9
 
Clicking on the links will directly open the respective browser and enables the extension for you. For this case, I have clicked on ‘Microsoft Edge’.
 
Installing Power Automate Desktop
 
It opens the latest edge browser, and click on ‘Get’. after that then it prompts for message and clicks on ‘Add Extension.
 
Installing Power Automate Desktop
 
Step10
 
Verify that the power automate addon is enabled.
 
Installing Power Automate Desktop
 
Step 11
 
Restart your computer to have the PAD designer ready with all dependencies activated. 
 

Conclusion 

 
In this article, we have seen step-by-step instructions on how to install the Power Automate Desktop tool on your Windows 10 machine. 
 
References
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z19CAWq1tK8&ab_channel=RezaDorrani
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BwEdG1JAiqk&ab_channel=AprilDunnam