Windows Script Host is one of the features in Windows 7 that helps in running small java scripts and Microsoft Visual Basic scripts. Files with extensions such as .VBS, .JSE and .WSF are executed by the Default Windows installations in association with Windows Script Host.
In order to prevent the user from installing or running harmful scripts, some of the system administrators see that this feature remains disabled. Whenever you need to execute a program, you need to enable the Windows Script Host. Do this only when you are sure that the program and the source are safe. Here are some Windows 7 support tips to enable Windows Script Host.
Instructions To Enable Windows Script Host In Windows 7
- Click on the Start menu on the desktop, then type Regedit in the search bar and hit Enter. This opens the Registry Editor.
- It is very easy to navigate in this window with the help of the registry keys available to the left of the window. Use your arrow keys to move back and forth.
- You need to locate the path HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows Script Host\ Settings. With the help of the arrow key move to HKEY_CURRENT_USER key and press the right arrow to open the folder. You will see subfolders, from which you need to move to Software key, and then press the right arrow key to open the folder. Expand each folder until you find the key named Settings.
- Click on the Settings key, to the right of the window you will find many entries. Out of them, you will find an entry with the
label Enabled, which has a value 0. When the value is zero, it means that it is not enabled. Right click on the entry and clear the value. Now you need to click Yes to enable Windows Script Host.
If you are not able to find the value in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows Script Host\ Settings, then look for the intended value in the location HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ Software\ Microsoft\ Windows Script Host\ Settings. For more Windows 7 support on the same, contact our tech support desk.
You need to follow the instructions correctly without any deviation from what is stated above. Since registry keys are one of the most sensitive files in the operating system, you need to be very careful. It is best to get help from a technically sound person to enable Windows Script Host if you are a novice, so that you can avoid any unwanted events happening in the computer.