VMWare v7 Setup Doesn't Work

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?


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


And yes, I already googled it and tried
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  1. I'm having the same issue. Tried everything...
    @purushottama what does that have to do with anything??
  2. 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.
  3. 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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