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 Was this information helpful? Yes No Tell us what we can do to improve the article Submit Thanks! Your feedback will help us improve the support experience.