After updating to the latest Windows 10 (I think it was 1607), opening Sound Forge Pro 11 produced the following error:
Error 0x80131700. Failed to Bind to MS Common Language Runtime Scripting Host failed to start up.
Looking on the Internet, I stumbled across a couple of posts, discovered this forum but no solutions.
Well, I had a gut feeling that I knew what this was about and I was right. Basically, the last Windows 10 update seems to have disabled some .Net framework components. That's the bad news.
The good news is that it's really quite easy to restart them...
1. Go to the search point next to the Start menu and type 'Windows Features'.
2. 'Turn Windows Features on or off' will appear.
3. Click on this. You may be asked for your Administrator password, so enter it.
4. At the top of the list, you will see '.NET framework 3.5 (includes .Net 2.0 and 3.0)'. Expand this item and check the check boxes next to the two items that drop down and ensure that the main item is also checked. Press OK.
5. You will be asked to confirm the download of some additional components. Do so and let the system do its stuff.
6. You'll be prompted when the process has completed.
7. Close the panel. You do not have to restart your computer. Fire up Sound Forge and it should open without the annoying error.
On a side note, I have Sound Forge Pro 11 installed on a couple of machines in my studio and this error has only appeared on two of them. All computers have been updated to Windows 10 release 1607. Weird or what?!?!?!