Windows 10: VMware Player did not install correctly on Windows 10

  1.    28 Nov 2015 #1

    VMware Player did not install correctly on Windows 10


    After downloading VMware player 2.5.5-328052 yesterday & during the install phase my screen turned blue with a message "something went wrong with your PC & needs to restart" (close wording to that). After restarting VMware player is not listed in Programs & Features in C/Panel. I am unable to uninstall & the player will not start. Any thoughts please?
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  2.    28 Nov 2015 #2

    Try installing it again. The first install is probably corrupted.
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  3.    29 Nov 2015 #3

    Hi there

    try also install as administrator -- shouldn't be necessary though.

    Also ensure you have the latest version from VMware site and the download completed correctly.

    I've been running VMware builds for YEARS and have never had a problem installing on both Windows and various Linux distros as Hosts.

    The current release is actually very good -- if you have WORKSTATION (paid for software) you can run a load of headless vm's and memory management is dynamic meaning that a VM will only use the RAM it actually requires rather than fixing it when you power on a VM. Allows you also to run more VM's concurrently if you want to do that.

    Note also you might be interested in running HYPER-V -- requires at least the PRO edition of any Windows version from W7 onwards --Home premium won't do.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  4.    29 Nov 2015 #4

    Thanks for the follow up. I have removed VMware totally via the W/Registry but need to find the best VMware totally to stop any further crashes
    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    try also install as administrator -- shouldn't be necessary though.

    Also ensure you have the latest version from VMware site and the download completed correctly.

    I've been running VMware builds for YEARS and have never had a problem installing on both Windows and various Linux distros as Hosts.

    The current release is actually very good -- if you have WORKSTATION (paid for software) you can run a load of headless vm's and memory management is dynamic meaning that a VM will only use the RAM it actually requires rather than fixing it when you power on a VM. Allows you also to run more VM's concurrently if you want to do that.

    Note also you might be interested in running HYPER-V -- requires at least the PRO edition of any Windows version from W7 onwards --Home premium won't do.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  5.    08 Dec 2015 #5

    Up-to-date VM Player for Win 10 testing


    That VMware player 2.5.5-328052 is dated back 2010ish.

    You simply need to use at least an up-to-date VM Player release.
    I would suggest you to try VM Player 7.1.3 (VMware-player-7.1.3-3206955) and you will vastly improve the chance to complete a Windows 10 installation successfully either running it in a host with Windows 10 and either if you need to install Windows 10 as a guest from a Windows 7/8 host.

    Alternative you can use workstation player 12 but it's now repackaged more than as a 'trial' than a 'free' release.

    But if you need to be sure you uninstalled correctly and fully your previous attempt with Player, I would suggest you to have a free trial with Revo Uninstaller / Iobit Uninstaller / CCleaner uninstall features (or any other 3rd party software) in order to clean all the registry traces and installation files.
    Last edited by butterfly; 08 Dec 2015 at 10:12.
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  6.    12 Dec 2015 #6

    butterfly said: View Post
    That VMware player 2.5.5-328052 is dated back 2010ish.

    You simply need to use at least an up-to-date VM Player release.
    I would suggest you to try VM Player 7.1.3 (VMware-player-7.1.3-3206955) and you will vastly improve the chance to complete a Windows 10 installation successfully either running it in a host with Windows 10 and either if you need to install Windows 10 as a guest from a Windows 7/8 host.

    Alternative you can use workstation player 12 but it's now repackaged more than as a 'trial' than a 'free' release.

    But if you need to be sure you uninstalled correctly and fully your previous attempt with Player, I would suggest you to have a free trial with Revo Uninstaller / Iobit Uninstaller / CCleaner uninstall features (or any other 3rd party software) in order to clean all the registry traces and installation files.
    Thanks for your advice it is most helpful.
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  7.    15 Dec 2015 #7

    I am glad it helped.
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