A generic error notification is displayed for Power Query users in Excel 2013 Content provided by Microsoft Applies to: Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1Excel 2013 Select Product Version All Products Symptoms A detailed error message is hid from Power Query users in various scenarios. Instead, a generic error notification is displayed. Resolution To fix this issue, install MS15-099: Description of the security update for Excel 2013: September 8, 2015 (KB3085502) . Last Updated: Sep 8, 2015 Did this solve your problem? Yes No Tell us what we can do to improve the article Submit Thanks! Your feedback will help us improve the support experience.