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Error: "Error 0x80070658 - Transformation application error. Check that the specified transformation paths are valid" When Installing Tableau Desktop


Published: 13 Oct 2016
Last Modified Date: 27 Oct 2016

Issue

When trying to install Tableau Desktop on my computer, the following error message might occur:
Error 0x80070658 - Transformation application error. Check that the specified transformation paths are valid.

Environment

Tableau Desktop

Resolution

Option 1

Ensure to use the Tableau Desktop 10 installer, the most recent versions of the product can be found here: http://www.tableau.com/support/esdalt

Option 2

Run the installation as an Administrator by right-clicking on the .exe file and select Run As an Administrator.

Option 3

Set the system locale to English for the installation (Formats and Language for non-Unicode programs). 
Note: System locale can be switched back after the install is complete.
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