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What I'm trying to achieve is to simply reinstall Windows Script Host.

However I can't uninstall WSH and when I try to run the Windows Script Host 5.7 installer I get an error of;

Setup has detected that the Service Pack version of this system is newer than the update you are applying.

There is no need to install this update.

I can confirm I'm running WSH 5.6.

Any ideas?

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Windows XP Service Pack 3 installs WSH 5.7. If you have SP3 installed on the machine in question already, you might consider re-installing it, as something apparently went wrong if you still can see it is 5.6 in the cscript version status line.

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I can't uninstall SP3 as that is the initial OS installed, unless you know of a way to uninstall SP3 – stead1984 Jun 15 '11 at 9:00
Just re-running the SP3 installer again should do the trick. – the-wabbit Jun 15 '11 at 10:27

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