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Crystal Ball


To download and install Crystal Ball, you will need to take the necessary steps below.

  • Make sure you exit Microsoft Excel before you begin the installation
  • Download Crystal Ball from the appropriate link below:

    • 64-bit Crystal Ball (for 64-bit Microsoft Office)
    • 32-bit Crystal Ball (for 32-bit Microsot Office - this version must be used when utilizing 32-bit Microsoft Office)

    • Extract the Crystal Ball files from the .zip file into a temporary directory
    • Right click on CrystalBallSetup and select Run as Administrator. This will walk you through the installation

    Note: You may see a diaolog box indicating that you need to have Microsoft.Net Framework 4.x to be installed on your computer, you can go here to install the files before continuing. This installation could take 5-10 minutes

    • Continue with the Crystall Ball installation. This will install a 15-day trial version of Crystal Ball


    To activate a license for Crystal Ball (good until August 7, 2021), you will need to follow the steps below: (Excel should be closed before starting the activation process)

    • Start by right-clicking the Crystal Ball icon on your desktop, and choose option to "Run as administrator".
    • When the Crystal Ball Welcome screen appears, click Activate License (at the bottom of the screen). The "Activate a License" dialog opens
    • For Username and License Code, enter Username and Serial number provided in the zipped file.
    • Click OK

      Note: You can copy the whole code from the License document and paste it into the first box. It will automatically paste correctly into the other boxes

    This will install a licensed version of Crystal Ball. Fuqua has purchased licenses so that each student should be able to install CB once on their personal computer. Oracle counts the number of installations and compares the total installed to the number of licenses purchased. Do not share this license information with others outside of this class, as such sharing violates our license agreement and may cause us to run out of licenses.