When Visual Studio 2013 and Team Explorer 2013 were originally released, the installation process required that Internet Explorer 10 or newer was installed. Today we released updated installers that no longer require IE 10.
You will get a warning at the beginning of your installation that looks like the screen shot below. For VS 2013 there is a KB article titled Visual Studio 2013: Known issues when IE10 is not installed that describes what the limitations are if you don’t have IE 10 or newer installed (the “some features” link in the dialog takes you to that KB article). The good news is that there aren’t many things that require IE 10.
TE 2013 will work as you expect without IE 10. There are no limitations for Team Explorer when IE 10 is not installed.
The updated installers are available from the Visual Studio Download page and from the MSDN subscriber downloads. [Update Nov. 13th: Due to a problem with the update to subscriber downloads, the new bits are only available from the Visual Studio Download page. This will be fixed in the next few days.]
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