UPDATE – So a few people have asked me what to do when you are running a 64bit version of Windows. I have now updated this to display both!
With last weeks Apple’s WWDC keynote, Steve Jobs announce a public beta of Safari 3, but this time for Windows as well. It was pretty freaky, because just that morning we were looking for ways to check the way WebKit renders HTML on a PC.
When I went to install this on my Windows Vista laptop, I kept getting an error (Number 2738) when trying to do the install. Checking around online, it took a few minutes, but I found this KB article on Apple’s site (they have since updated the KB article since I first started this post).
What happens is that on some machines, VBScript isnt registered with the machine correctly.
If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, running the ‘regsvr32 vbscript.dll’ solves the problem, and you dont have to reboot either.
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, you need to run this from a different folder. In a command prompt, do ‘cd \windows\syswow64’, and then run ‘regsvr32 vbscript.dll’.
After running the command, the installer worked perfectly fine, and I got to try out Safari!
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