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Error message when you try to install or uninstall Palm HotSync software on a Windows XP Home Edition-based computer: "Internal Error 2738"

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Microsoft ended support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

When you try to install or uninstall Palm HotSync software on a Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition-based computer, the process stops, and you receive the following error message:
Internal Error 2738
To resolve this issue, install Microsoft Windows Script Host Version 5.7.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
DownloadDownload the Windows Script 5.7 for Windows XP package now.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Article ID: 915167 - Last Review: 07/19/2012 03:12:00 - Revision: 4.0

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