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Bypass the Internet Explorer 10 requirement for Visual Studio 2013

Since the release of Visual Studio 2013 there have been some complains about one of the requirements in particular. Some versions of Visual Studio 2013 require Internet Explorer 10 to be installed or else the installation refuses to continue. For users that for some reasons they can’t, or simply don’t want to install Internet Explorer 10 on their system this might pose a big problem as they won’t be able to upgrade to the latest version of Visual Studio.

Luckily a user managed to find a workaround that can be used till Microsoft manages to find a way to remove this requirement. The workaround basically tricks the installer into thinking that you already have Internet Explorer 10 installed on your system, therefore allowing the installer to resume the installation.

Simply paste the following lines in a file and save it as .bat. Then simply run it. After that the registry entries should be modified and you can continue the installation of Visual Studio 2013 as you normally would, this time without the Internet Explorer 10 requirement error.

Note that since this alters the registry entries under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE you might need administration rights. So make sure that the .bat file you created is run as admin.

If you are having issues creating the .bat file I’ve attached it below for you.

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