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  • Vmware workstation msi failed

    I was using VMware Workstation 8.0.0 build-471780. In that version Windows Server 2012 R2 is not support. So I have to upgrade my workstation.
    I'm installing VMware Workstation 10 which require removal of old version. But during removal of old VMware Workstation 8 my PC restart automatically & installation can't be done.
    After my PC turned on I check my VM. Not a single VM is open, every VM generate following error:

    Unable to open kernel device "\\.\Global\vmx86": The system cannot find the file specified. Did you reboot after installing VMware Workstation?
    Failed to initialize monitor device.


    Also I can neither install a new VMware Workstation 10 nor delete a old VM Workstation 8.
    I try to remove VM Workstation from Control Panel but I received error:

    THE MSI Failed.

    Please tell me what should i do?






  • #2
    http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/sea...xternalId=1308
    Marcel
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    • #3
      Thanks for the reply.

      Well this is a big mess & extremely time consuming.
      I'm curious about some point in Troubleshooting an MSI error during a VMware product or Tools installation
      http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/sea...rnalId=1031302


      Point # 9:
      Create a new user user account with administrative privileges and log in as the new user. Install the software from the new account.

      What is mean by create a new user account with administrative privileges? Are previous users account deleted ?

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      • #4
        I suspect it is to eliminate anything under a previous user profile - the accounts won't be deleted
        Tom Jones
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        IT Trainer / Consultant
        Ossian Ltd
        Scotland

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