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Error Code 2738 When Running A Microsoft Fix it Solution!

Error Code 2738 When Running A Microsoft Fix it Solution!

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Problem description
When running a Microsoft Fix it solution you may encounter an error code 2738. This error occurs because the Windows Script Engine is not properly registered.


Error message details
The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. This may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2738.

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To fix this problem automatically, click the Fix this problem link. Then, click Run in the File Download dialog box, and following the steps in the wizard.

Fix this problem
  • Use this automated solution to reset file and registry permissions and other default settings for security in Windows.

  • Use this Microsoft Fix it automated soltion to remove IE8 if you need to. But if you are only having problems with certain Web sites, you might want to try Compatibility View first. Resetting Internet Explorer can also solve some problems and avoid uninstalling

  • Hi,

    For the past two weeks, I've been trying to install Internet Explorer 8 on the vista and I always encounter errors while downloading it.  What should I do to make it right?

  • Oh, this is priceless. Was it put out April 1?

  • When I use IE 7 installed on my new HP Touch Screen all in one. Not all pages open when they are supposed to. Various error messages appear.

    If at at one site and  they have a link to another- it won't op[en that second page????

  • Can't install encarda 22206 on my vista pc

  • After installing IE8 it failed when starting with multiple protection errors. uninstalled it and reinstall it again with the same exact failures on startup of the application.  Removed IE 8 and reinstalled IE7 with application failing to install because it found IE 8 and IE 7 already install.  Removing IE via the control panel failed.

    Removing IE 7 & 8 manually and re-installing it looked good, but IE 7 would not start.  All the Microsoft fixes were tried and retried and  failed to resolve the problem. No IE version worked after the initial install of IE 8.   Interestingly Safari and  Mozilla continue to work just fine.  

    I guess this is another good example of MS releasing untested software on the customer base expecting them to debug your products and pay the price.  I guess there were no lessons learned by MS from Vista, Access 2007, etc, et al..

  • I enjoy using the Microsoft FixIT.

    You guys hit the nail on the head again!

    100% Kick a$$. Thanks guys and Gals. I appericate it.


  • it only took me an hour to find this solution but it instantly solved it for me!

  • Hi i m akhilesh in my pc i have a major problem

    when i swich on my pc it restarts after 5 min and then working good

    on first boot up i have this problem please help me......send me mail to

  • Fix it solved my problem. I was using WIX and vbs on Windows 7 to make installer.

  • I was trying to install Windows AIK for Windows 7 on Vista 64-bit. Install was ending with this error. Fix it solved my problem.

  • Thanks for sharing ..its very useful for everyone. keep try to updating this.

  • posted my problem at and got some tips …..thanks Jenny

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