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    Procedure to install VMware Workstations on Windows 8 without errors?

    Hello, AM unable to install vmware workstations on my windows 8 system, I have tried with all the latest versions of vmware but no progress. I always get an error message like C:\Users\AppData\Local\Temp\vmware_xxxxxxx.msi failed. I don't understand what to do when I get this error. I have tried to install vmware workstation 7.1.3 and vmware workstation 8.0.3, but the error is almost same in both installations. I don't think windows 8 is incapable to support workstations, so tell me where is the error occurred during installation and also tell me how to avoid that error and install the workstation successfully without any errors. Any advices are appreciated, thank you.

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    pushp Array
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    Re: Procedure to install VMware Workstations on Windows 8 without errors?

    hello Guest !!

    thanks for posting in EALP.

    since you are getting frequent errors in installing workstations 7.1.3 and workstations 8.0.3.
    it might be happen that either your windows8 is not supporting your workstations or your installer is corrupt.

    so it is better for you to follow the given steps :-

    1.try to download fresh installer of workstation 7.1.3 (recommended)
    2.rename your installer to setup.exe
    3.now open run command (win+r)
    4.type >> %temp% than press Enter.
    5.clear all the temporary files.
    6.now go to your setup.exe
    7.now run your setup.exe as an administrator.

    your workstation willl be installed sucessfully without .msi error.
    Pushp Singh

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    ram Array
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    Re: Procedure to install VMware Workstations on Windows 8 without errors?

    hii guest...............
    download again the same software via download manager directly from the vm ware webpage
    make sure you are also running the installer as administrator because it needs a higher acess to install the components
    this may work try
    redirect %tmp% to C:\temp make sure it has the at least 600 mb of freespace
    rename the vmware -workstation -*.exe file to setup.exe
    disable any antivirus and firm wall-programs
    kill a running process named webcam.exe if such a processes is running

    hope this work !!!!!

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