This morning I wrote about the problems I had installing the newly released iTunes for Windows Vista Ultimate x64. I just recently found a solution to the problem error that iTunes was giving me when I tried to install it this morning. The error was:
iTunes could not be installed because Visual Basic Script (VBScript) is not installed or has been disabled. Make sure VBScript is installed, turn off script blocking in anti-virus and personal firewall software, re-register VBScript, and then install iTunes.
And the solution is to simple register the
vbscript.dll. To do this you just need to follow the next 3 steps:
- Open up the Command Prompt as an Administrator (Go to All Programs > Accessories and Right Click on Command Prompt and then choose Run as administrator)
- Type cd C:\Windows\SysWOW64
- Type regsvr32 vbscript.dll (This registers VB Script with your computer.)
- Now install iTunes as you normally would by double clicking on the install program and wait for iTunes to finish installing.
- Type regsvr32 /u vbscript.dll (This unregisters VB Script with your computer.)
If the above didn’t work for you, you may be using a 32-bit version of Windows. Please check out the Apple Support #304405, which will walk you through the process to enabled VBScript on Windows 32-bit.
Please read more if you would like to hear my rant against Apple and the security vulnerability this opens up in the Windows Operating System. On a side note Apple should be congratulated, I guess, for fixing a bug I documented almost 3 months ago when trying to install iTunes on Vista x64.