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A new update for Visual Studio 2013 has been released. The update includes the latest updates, including feature additions and bug fixes.
For more detailed information about what was fixed visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2911573#fixedissues.
Visual Studio 2013 Update 1 can be applied to the following products:
- Microsoft Visual Studio Ultimate 2013
- Microsoft Visual Studio Professional 2013
- Microsoft Visual Studio Premium 2013
- Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Web
- Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows
- Microsoft Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows Desktop
- Release Management Client for Visual Studio 2013
- Release Management for Visual Studio 2013
- Release Management Server for Team Foundation Server 2013
Download links removed. Read below.
Visual Studio 2013 update 2 is now the newest update. Visit Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 is now available for more information.
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.
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer" /v Version /t REG_SZ /d "9.10.9200.16384" /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer" /v svcVersion /t REG_SZ /d "10.0.9200.16384" /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer" /v Version /t REG_SZ /d "9.10.9200.16384" /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer" /v svcVersion /t REG_SZ /d "10.0.9200.16384" /f
REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer" /v svcVersion
REG DELETE "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer" /v svcVersion
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer" /v Version /t REG_SZ /d "8.0.7601.17514" /f
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer" /v Version /t REG_SZ /d "8.0.7601.17514" /f
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.
The new version of Visual Studio is now available. Visual Studio 2013 comes with numerous of new features as well as a new version of the .NET Framework (.NET Framework 4.5.1).
The new .NET Framework includes automatic binding redirection for assemblies which allows developers to add binding redirects to the app configuration file if the application or its components reference multiple versions of the same assembly. For more information visit How to: Enable and Disable Automatic Binding Redirection.
You can find more information as to what’s new in the new Visual Studio 2013 at What’s New in Visual Studio 2013.
You can find the download link to both the online and offline installers below.