When installing and running Office Excel 2013 on a host operating system where an Internet Explorer version earlier than IE9 apps will not work. Instead the the following error message will be displayed:
Sorry, we couldn’t load the app because your browser version is not supported. Click here for a list of supported browser versions.
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Apps for Office on the desktop
To host the apps for Office in the Word, Excel, Outlook, and Project desktop programs, use at least Internet Explorer 9 with at least MS12-037: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: June 12, 2012 installed.
The solution to this problem is to upgrade to a supported browser type and version.