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VMWare v7 Setup Doesn't Work

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December 21, 2010 10:18:35 AM

Hey guys,

I'm trying to install VMWare Workstation v7 (the trial) on my Windows 7 PC, but whenever I start the setup, I just get a blank screen :S. It's really weird. Even after 2 hours nothing happened. Can you guys help me?

Specs:

i3 530
HD 4870
6 GB RAM (soon 10 GB :D )
700W PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit



Rens

And yes, I already googled it and tried
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?l...

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December 22, 2010 10:31:26 AM

Rens said:
Hey guys,

I'm trying to install VMWare Workstation v7 (the trial) on my Windows 7 PC, but whenever I start the setup, I just get a blank screen :S. It's really weird. Even after 2 hours nothing happened. Can you guys help me?

Specs:

i3 530
HD 4870
6 GB RAM (soon 10 GB :D )
700W PSU
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit

http://i53.tinypic.com/f2wis.jpg

Rens

And yes, I already googled it and tried
http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?l...



hi,

You should see this information about installing VMWare Workstation V7 on Windows 7 64bit -:

http://communities.vmware.com/thread/285224
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January 6, 2011 11:12:00 PM

I'm having the same issue. Tried everything...
@purushottama what does that have to do with anything??
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January 7, 2011 2:21:02 AM

I just spent hours figuring a workaround to this issue. Completely insane...

Here is what I did:

If you have another version already installed you must uninstall it like this:
--Go to C:\Windows\Installer
--Add the "Authors" column and sort by it
--One of the .msi files with have a "VMware" author
--Double-click it and follow through with the uninstall steps

Then to install the new version you must extract the installer:
--Run cmd.exe as administrator with any method... (e.g. type cmd into the search box at the bottom of the start menu and when it shows up right-click on it and select: Run as administrator)
--Type in "cd the-directory-where-the-install-file-is" then hit enter (e.g. c:\users\bob\downloads\)
--Type "the-name-of-the-install-file.exe /e tempfolder"
--Give it a few minutes or so to finish..
--Go to that new folder (e.g. c:\users\bob\downloads\tempfolder\) and find the .msi file (for VMware Workstation it's named "vmware workstation.msi"), and run it

This worked for me. Good luck.
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January 9, 2013 7:27:51 PM

the thing which u shared using tempfolder was amazing and it worked for me..since i used ur method i couldnt find any unistalling feature and can u pls help me to completely un install vm ware workstation 9 on windows 7 64bit
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