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Installing Skype failed; error 2738

I keep keeping the error 2738 when trying to install skype (for the first time).  I've tried the options suggested including full un-install and re-install but same error each time.  I tried downloading the full installer but same problem.  Any suggestions?

 

elamog11
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Re: Installing Skype failed; error 2738

Please try this workaround:

 

If you have the normal Skype version installed, please install the beta version, if you have the beta version installed please install the normal version from Skype.com, please do NOT remove the current Skype installation, install over it.

These instructions have worked for many and is the quickest thing to try to resolve issues such as this.

Also, what operating system are you on and do you have all Windows updates and updates to any hardware devices by the manufactures?

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The error code 2738 indicates that Windows Installer is not able to use VBScript.dll and
therefore it’s very likely that installation of any Skype version will fail.

 

Here is a very good description of what can be done in order to resolve this problem

 

3cx.com/blog/docs/installer-error-2738/

 

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Well in the prior post it was said:

 

" keep keeping the error 2738 when trying to install skype (for the first time)."

 

So besides re-registering the .dll, I would like to try this, and one more thing, if this failed prior to doing a reregistering of the Script .dll's

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if me removed installation currently .what can I do next

 

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