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VMware Workstation 5 hanging on installation

VMware Workstation 5 hanging on installation

VMware Workstation 5 hanging on installation

When i install VMware the installation hangs when it is trying to install the VMNET1 network adapter, the installation doesnt even roll back and it does not show up in add/remove programs. I cannot load the application or uninstall it. I thought this was an issue with not having XP pro, but now i have and it is still hanging in the same place. Can somebody help me??? Obviously, my goal is to get VMware installed onto my machine successfully.

RE: VMware Workstation 5 hanging on installation

One silly question, are you an Admin on the pc?

Have you tried to download VMWare again from their site, you could have a problem with the download you have.

I have installed workstation a number of times and never had any issues. I have found however that if there is a problem with a software package it's always worth trying a different source.


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RE: VMware Workstation 5 hanging on installation

Hello Simon,

Yes i am a local admin on the PC, and i have installed this particular installation successfully on my laptop so it does work, but i need it on my desktop rather than my laptop due to storage & memory requirements. I have tried about 6-7 times now and it always hangs in the same place. Could it be my Network Card?? Or any local settings on my PC??

RE: VMware Workstation 5 hanging on installation

Your problems sound like a compatibility issue with the NIC and VMWare.  Have you look at the compatibility matrix on VMWare's website?

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