Manually Remove VMware Workstation?


KB ID 0000576 Dtd 28/02/12


Tried to upgrade my VMware Workstation Version 8 today, then my laptop has a BSOD with a NETIO.SYS error, I bought it back up again, and attempted to manually install the newer version. This failed with an obscure .msi error. Even running the installer for the older version would not help.


Rather than picking it out of the registry, you can run remove it by running the install .exe file with a “/clean” switch.

1. Navigate to the directory that has the setup file in it, and run it from command line or via the Search run box in the start menu, with the /clean switch.

manually remove vmware workstation

2. Follow the on screen instructions.

manually remove vmware workstation

3. When complete, reboot your machine, and then you can re-attempt an install/upgrade.

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