missing vbscript engine - Windows 7 starter

I recently received a Dell netbook with Win7 starter ed. from my employer, for use in remote site visits.  My first attempt to use it has fialed, since I could not get it to run sime vbscripts I have run on many other machines.  I am very far from being an expert on scripting - I just run these.

The error received is:
Cant find script engine "VBScript" for script "xx.vbs"
I have tried, as suggested in solutions on this and other sites, re-registering vbscript.dll, and using the //E: option, but to no avail.  Since all the MS downloads I saw for WSH were for Win2K and XP, I was reluctant to try re-installing WSH on this machine.
danncoxInfrastructure AdministratorAsked:
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Chris BRetiredCommented:
Firstly, is SP2 installed? If not install it as yur problems may the disappear.
To register the dll in Vista you must use an elevated command prompt - Start - All Programs - Accessories - right click Command Prompt - Run as Administrator, then -
regsvr32 %systemroot%\system32\vbscript.dll
If the registration was successful, you should now see the following message:
DllRegisterServer in vbscript.dll succeeded.
If this doesn't fix it, go ahead and install Windows Script 5.7 for Windows XP from here - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=47809025-D896-482E-A0D6-524E7E844D81&displaylang=en
This is the version included with Vista, so it is not listed for Vista (as it is already installed).

Chris B
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Chris BRetiredCommented:
Sorry, wrong version Win7 uses 5.8. The above is for Vista.

Chris B
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Chris BRetiredCommented:
WSH8 is part of IE8, it does not appear to be available as a separate download, so if you have IE8 you have it. Of course, if you don't then the solution is clear.

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ltlbearand3Commented:
Windows vb scripting is considered part of the OS in Windows Vista and Windows 7 and therefore does not have a download available.  Win 7 is using version 5.8 so you do not want to load 5.7.  There are several posts around the web with people having this very issues, but I do not see any fixes.  I can think of a couple things to try.  The first would be to try and register the dll I have uploaded.  It comes from a Windows 7 box I have where vbscripting is working.  Unregister the current dll, then copy in this file, and then register this file.  (C:\windows\system32)

The other idea would be to try and run a repair on windows.

-Bear

vbscript.dll
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Chris BRetiredCommented:
One issue with this site, is when one posts a comment and realizes that it was entirely inappropriate as I did above, there is no facility to edit or withdraw. Such is life.

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danncoxInfrastructure AdministratorAuthor Commented:
Thanks, everybdy, for the suggestions.  My corporae SPAM filter ate the notifications, and so I didn't see them n my Blackberry over the weekend.  I will try your suggestion, ltlbearand3, later today, as time permits.
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danncoxInfrastructure AdministratorAuthor Commented:
So, I tried ltlbearand3's suggestions, which unfortunately did not help - but they were good suggestions.
I needed to get some work done, so I replaced the OS with Win 7 Professional, and now all works.  I still don't know whether this was a problem with Win 7 Starter edition, or just my install of it.  At the end of the day, though, working is what counts...

Thanks,
Dann
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