Google Adwords Editor – Error 2739 Fix

If you are using Google Adwords to market your business, you should be using Adwords Editor. Adwords Editor is a free tool provided by Google to make managing your account or accounts easier. It can be a little difficult to use at first, but the time you spend learning the interface is certainly worth it. It has personally saved me many hours of time organizing my account. You can download Adwords Editor using this link. Download Adwords Editor Here

I just purchased a new laptop running Windows Vista. The laptop is great, but Vista......not so much.

ME: Copy File - Paste File
VISTA: Do you really want to copy that?
ME: Yes.
VISTA: Are you sure?
ME: Yes.
VISTA: Are you really sure?
ME: Yes.
VISTA: Is that you clicking yes?
ME: Yes! It is me. Just copy it please.
VISTA: Okay. Sorry, you can't copy to that folder.

Well that is another story. My most recent problem was I couldn't load Google Adwords Editor. Every time I tried to run an install, I kept getting Error 2739. I have no idea what that means. The Adwords Help Knowledge Base was no help. I finally found a site written in German that had the solution. Reading the ROUGH translation was like pulling teeth. But I finally figured out a very simple solution that worked.

Here is the Pro Version of the Solution

1. You need to make sure you are logged into Vista as an administrator.

2. Open Command Prompt and change into the C:\Windows\System32 directory.

3. Type

    regsvr32 vbscript.dll

I got an error after this command, but it still worked.

4. Type

    regsvr32 jscript.dll

I got another error after this command, but it still worked.

5. Now try the install again. It should work this time.

Error 2739 For Dummies

1. You need to make sure you are logged into Vista as an administrator.

2. Simply open Command Prompt. (All Programs - Accessories - Command Prompt)

3. Type



4. Do the same thing again. Type


These two commands will put you in the root directory of Windows.

5. Type



6. Type

    regsvr32 vbscript.dll

I got an error after this command, but it still worked.

7. Type

    regsvr32 jscript.dll

I got another error after this command, but it still worked.

8. Now try the install again. It should work this time.

Good Luck,

Brent Crouch


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65 Responses to “Google Adwords Editor – Error 2739 Fix”

  1. Cliff Koraska Says:

    Thanks, Brent. Your Pro Version solution worked for me.
    NOTE: Yes, there is a space between both commands after the regsvr32.
    Also, I did not have to be logged in as an administrator, I just allowed the program through the firewall.

  2. Jescro Says:

    Brilliant.. I was ripping my hair out trying to figure out why i kept getting this error… This worked perfectly! TY

  3. Carey Says:

    freggin’ awesome!

    i was about to destory my brand new computer that has vista on it.

    your post fixed my problem with adwords editor.

    thank you so much!

  4. Tim Says:

    Worked like a charm. Thanks for the tip, you are good man!

  5. Jan Says:

    Fantastic! It works…THANKS!

  6. Sailesh Says:

    Thankyou, Error 2739 is History!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Great stuff.

  7. Myspace Layouts Says:

    Thanks, this worked. I went thru loop after loop trying to get it to work.

  8. Colleen Says:

    You super simple instructions for repairing Error 2739 worked! I just happen to stumble on to your fix and thank god because I have spent 12 hours trying to repair it! Thank you Thank you!

  9. me Says:

    you kick ass man!

  10. bereantrb Says:

    Worked perfectly and I didn’t get errors when I typed the commands. Nice job. Thanks.

  11. Graham Says:

    Hey man thanks for that, that worked fine for me on vista.

    I think Vista is crap , i wish id never got it

    “Gotta” get me a MAC



  12. Curt Says:

    Worked perfectly, articles like this give me hope there are still free, non-adsense-spammed, useful tech support out there for millions of daily problems. Thank you.

  13. Luke Says:

    Cheers worked, thanks mate

  14. DocA Says:

    That’s fantastic. It just works like majec. Thanks.


  15. Bruce Zweig Says:

    By the way, in vista, if you right click the ‘command prompt’ menu item and select ‘run as administrator’ you won’t get any error messages when you regsvr32

  16. Aaron Says:

    Thanks Brent, went and used the pro version and it worked a treat.

  17. SEO-Alchemist Says:

    That error message had been bigging me for ages. Now the AdWords Editor is working with Vista again.

    Thank you!!!


  18. Brent Crouch Says:

    @SEO-Alchemist – Glad to help!

  19. shyam prasad Says:

    thanks buddy, great help…………

  20. Chris Wegener Says:

    I needed to do n additional step of logging on as administrator and then did the install or everyone. Thanks for the directions.

  21. Mojo Says:

    Thank you much.

  22. Alex Says:

    Great, thanks!

  23. Kyle Says:

    thanks a million!

  24. Zach Katkin Says:

    Thanks for the awesome fix. I was trying everything and nothing worked!

  25. Jordan McClements Says:

    Thanks for this!

  26. Andy Says:

    Thanks Brent, saved me smashing my new screen!

  27. Brain Says:

    Yeah! It’s also working with the newest Version, but why is Google not able to fix that bug?

  28. Jo Chong Says:

    Sweet, it worked!

  29. walter Says:

    Well done, Brent, it worked for me!

  30. Brent Crouch Says:

    I just loaded the new version of Adwords Editor and didn’t have this problem. Maybe Google has finally fixed it.

  31. Alan B Says:

    Brilliant. At first when I saw how you got errors but were able to get it working anyhow, I was skeptical, yet after much research and seeing similar posts elsewhere, figured what the heck – Microsoft is bizarre so it’s not surprising that this is the fix. And yes, it worked like a champ for me!

    Thanks so much for posting this.

  32. Dedushka Says:

    Wow, thanks for support, it workds at last!

  33. Andrew Murray Says:

    Thanks. I had to do it the dummy way, but man was that annoying. I couldn’t install a new version OR uninstall the old one until I found this hack!

  34. Andy Says:

    it didn’t work for me. i believe my account is an admin account so I was logged in as administrator. however i found the following did work. open the start menu and type in “cmd.” then when that pops up in the results right click and choose “run as administrator”. When i did this and followed the rest of what you said. There were zero errors only diologes giving success. And finally adwords editor worked… yea!

  35. Brent Crouch Says:

    Hi Andy,

    Thanks for the update. That should help someone.

  36. Dmytro Dubilet Says:

    Hey, thank you so much from Ukraine:)

  37. Charles Root Says:

    Exact Problem – Exact Solution if only every computer problem could be solved with such clarity as you provided. THANK YOU

  38. Brent Crouch Says:

    Thanks for your feedback Charles. I’m glad it worked for you. I’m a little surprised to see Google hasn’t addressed it yet.

  39. JerryJr Says:

    Thanks. Worked great!

  40. Logan Says:

    I’ve tried this fix multiple times and I am still getting that error. Has anyone else experienced this? I don’t know what else to do.

  41. Brent Crouch Says:

    Hey Logan,

    Interesting it didn’t work for you. It seems most people had it work successfully. Did you get any errors? What part of the solution didn’t work?

  42. Ragnar Says:

    Nice guide.

    Note for Vista x64 Users, (this probably applies to the ones that did not get this fix to work)

    Instead of entering Windows/System32, enter Windows/SysWOW64 and do exactly the same thing.


  43. lou Says:

    my hero! i thought it wasn’t working but i had simply left out the spaces in ‘regsvr32 vbscript.dll’ and ‘regsvr32 jscript.dll’ .. i’m not too computer savvy. thank u so much!

  44. Brent Crouch Says:

    Great! Glad to hear it worked for you.

  45. Lex Says:

    Thanks mate – worked a treat

  46. minmin Says:

    It works . Thanks

  47. Andreas Says:

    Great stuff mate!!! It worked!!! 😀

  48. RyaN Says:

    It works! Thanks!

  49. Des Says:

    You are a legend!!
    You have saved me from a lot of stress today!
    Thank you :)

  50. Brent Crouch Says:

    Thanks for the feedback Des! I’m glad it worked for you.

  51. Brent Crouch Says:

    Thanks for the feedback Ryan. I’m glad it worked for you.

  52. Alex Says:

    Excellent solution. Thank you.

  53. delphine Says:

    Merci beaucoup from Paris !

  54. Steve Says:

    Ah God bless you for the second time!

  55. Slope Says:

    Worked nice for me. Thanks.

  56. Filip Says:

    Thanks Brent!

    Regards from Czech Republic,


  57. Says:

    Thanks from Czech Republic!

  58. Nathanial Says:

    Thanks Brent

  59. A Says:

    thank you!!

  60. Newbie Says:

    Thanks a lot! Very helpfull!

  61. Joe Says:

    I’m usually a complete numpty when it comes to this stuff…i always get one of my team to look at it, but i thought…’go on…have a go’ and it worked a treat! Many thanks.


  62. Filo Says:

    thank you, it worked both for me and for my vista :)

  63. gadgets Says:

    I had the same problems with the Adword Editor, and I also couldn’t find the answers in the Google Help Center. After downloading about three versions of the MSVCR71.dll file (yes, from another source than the one you mention here , I finally got things to work. What a hassle though, just to get something to work that used to work before. Sigh!!

  64. Sascha Says:

    Thanks Brent. Its unbelievable that this error still occurs in 2011…

  65. Filo Says:

    oh no, a new version of AdWords Editor was issued and another error occured. this time I returned to older version I used half a year ago…

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