How to Fix Windows Script Host Error in Windows 10

The Microsoft Windows Script Host (WSH) (formerly named Windows Scripting Host) is an automation technology for Microsoft Windows operating systems that provides scripting abilities comparable to batch files, but with a wider range of supported features. The Windows Script Host error may appear on your Windows 10/8/7 computer due to virus invasion, registry errors, or VBS script file.

This article mainly discusses how to fix Windows Script Host on Windows 10.

What does Windows Script Host do?

Windows Script Host, short for WSH, is actually a Microsoft technology; it is designed for computer administrators to automate and manage some tasks for the client computers (or servers). The scripting abilities which can be comparable to batch files are included in Windows Script Host. One of the most obvious characteristics is: it’s language-independent. That means the host is able to work with different Active Scripting language engines.

The Windows Script Host provides an environment for the Windows users to execute scripts in different languages which will perform tasks via different object models.

1. To enable or disable Windows Script Host, type regedit.exe in Run box and hit Enter to open the Registry Editor on your Computer / Laptop PC search box or page Note that regedit is a run command therefore careful and keep your eyes on whatever you are going to type or do.


3. Click on >SOFTWARE

4. Click on >Microsoft

5. Click on >Windows Script Host

6. Click Setting

7. In the right panel, you will see Enabled. If you see the entry 0, it means that the Windows Script Host access is disabled on your Windows machine. Double Click on it and give it Value Data 1 to enable it. Here you have to be careful with any change made here because whatever you do here have effect on your computer.

Now you will see something like this:

Name Type Data

Default REG_SZ (Value not set)

Active Debugging REG_SZ 1

Display logo REG_SZ 1

Enable REG_DWORD 0x00000000 (0)

Silent Terminate REG_SZ 0


Note: in most case, Enable may not be there, you have to create it yourself when you don’t find it by click on Edith on the top Menu bar and click New then Click on DWORD (32-bit) value and then enter the above code/number with Red Colour.

Finally, after you have entered the codes/number hit exit and close that’s all now you will not see the message displace again.

How do I get rid of Windows Script Host pop up?

Open Run dialog by pressing Windows key + R.

Type regedit and click on the OK button.

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings\.

Create a new REG_DWORD key and name it as Enabled.

Change the value to 0.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows Script Host\Settings\ and do the same.

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Last update 13 Janary, 2023
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