Our Analytic Solver is a larger Addon which can slow the initial opening of Excel depending on how fast your computer is in regards the processor speed (such as dual core processors or laptops). This can also have any effect if your workbook has a lot of sheets in which the solver refresh speed has an impact and overall Excel use is slower.
Excel is slow to open OR Excel is slower in general (especially when using a lot of sheets)
If generally ‘opening’ Excel is taking to long, you can choose to disable the Analytic Solver for when you need it. To do this you can disable (Analytic Solver/XLMiner/Data-mining) when you’d simply like to use Excel with out the addon for faster speeds. Then vice-versa when you’d like to perform Solves/Data-mining with the addon enabled.
To enable/disable the addon you can do this:
Enable the Developer tab in Excel so you can access COM Addins option under the Developer tab within Excel.
To enable the ‘Developer’ tab in Excel, please see the link below for a walkthrough.