Error message 2738 or property.CORENOTINSTALLED or VB script disabled when trying to install DisplayLink Software

This article covers Windows XP and Vista only. The installer for Windows 7 onwards does not use Visual Basic scripting.

When trying to install the DisplayLink software the installer stops and displays a message containing "error message 2738" or property.CORENOTINSTALLED.

This means VB Scripting is not currently working correctly, so the installer can not continue. VB scripting is required for the DisplayLink install to correctly operate.

The VB Scripting may not be operational due to following reasons:

  1. Personal firewall or anti virus software disables the use of VB scripts.
    • Check if there is an option to disable VB scripts in your anti virus and/or firewall software. Ensure the option is not disabling the use of VB scripts.
    • If you are unsure if there is an option to disable VB scripts, disable you anti virus/firewall software for installation
  2. The OS has disabled VB scripts, to enable them again perform the following:
    • Log in as an Administrator
    • Click on Start->Run
    • In 'Open:' text field type "cmd" and click OK (Command Line Window will appear)
    • In the Command Line window type: "regsvr32 vbscript.dll" and press Enter (this should enable VBScripts on your PC, with a message saying "DllRegisterServer in vbscript.dll succeeded" to confirm this).
  3. Windows Scripting Host installation is broken
    • You need to reinstall the Windows Scripting Host. Details from Microsoft on how to do this can be found here.

It may also be neccessary to re-register the Windows Script Host Runtime Library. This can be done with MicrosoftFixIT available here.

Troubleshooting: Windows

  1. My Device is not Working Properly on Windows 10 Anniversary or Creators Update
  2. How can I report Windows issues to DisplayLink?
  3. How can I report Windows installation issues to DisplayLink?
  4. No option to duplicate monitors on Windows 10 Anniversary and Creators Update
  5. My DisplayLink device does not work at all, or I get the message "USB device not recognized", when connecting on Windows.
  6. What are the minimum PC requirements for Windows DisplayLink software?
  7. Issues with USB 3 host controllers and DisplayLink
  8. How to fix your DisplayLink product from repeatedly disconnecting and reconnecting, or freezing
  9. How to resolve mouse or window latency, desktop pixelation, or other performance related issues
  10. How to resolve screen corruption, leftover artefacts or blank screens
  11. Overlapped I/O operation in progress message seen on installation
  12. Message: "The software package appears to have been modified." when trying to install
  13. Cannot upgrade or uninstall DisplayLink software
  14. Which Windows applications do DisplayLink displays support?
  15. PC hangs when booting with USB devices attached
  16. Cannot uninstall "DisplayLink Core Software" under "Add/Remove Programs"
  17. DisplayLink Compatibility with NVIDIA GeForce 6 Series or GeForce 7 Series GPUs
  18. Games do not work on Windows with DisplayLink software installed
  19. Error Message "The system cannot write to the specified device"
  20. DisplayLink driver compatibility with Intel Atom Tablets (Clover Trail)
  21. Message "Incompatible display driver" on install or device connection
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  23. How to uninstall Fresco Logic USB graphics software
  24. How to uninstall SMSC USB Graphics software
  25. Problems configuring Wake On LAN on DisplayLink DL-3000 products
  26. Can I duplicate or mirror a screen to more than one display in Windows?
  27. Monitor mode or resolution not available when connecting with DisplayLink device
  28. Windows Display Properties "Identify" numbers are incorrect
  29. Windows Desktop background is not shown on some extended displays
  30. DisplayLink display is blank and only shows mouse cursor when using a basic graphics theme
  31. Problems installing DisplayLink software with the Kensington sd400v dock
  32. Error message 2738 or property.CORENOTINSTALLED or VB script disabled when trying to install DisplayLink Software
  33. Third Party Graphics Card Utilities and DisplayLink Driver
  34. My DisplayLink wireless video device does not work
  35. Error message: Windows requires a digitally signed driver

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