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Problem Installing VMWare Workstation on Windows 7


I have tried to install the most recent build of VMWare Workstation (6.5.1 build 126130) on my Windows 7 beta (build 7000) machine, and it fails with an error 1935 An Error occurred during the installation of assembly component {0BAE132A2- etc. etc. etc. HRESULT: 0x8007054F

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Ah well, it’s still beta – guess there will be an updated build from VMWare at some point. This will prevent me from running Windows 7 on my main machine without some dual-booting 😦

Works perfectly the other way round (Windows 7 running as a VM under VM Workstation) so that will do for now.

38 responses to “Problem Installing VMWare Workstation on Windows 7

  1. captain jack January 13, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    …i’m running vmware workstation on the windows 7 x64 … are you using 32 or 64 bit windows 7?

    • vinf January 13, 2009 at 3:16 pm

      Interesting point, I’m running the x86 (32-bit) – assume you are running x64 maybe? – this is a totally vanilla Win7 install.

  2. Sander Berkouwer January 13, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    I had no problem installing VMWare Workstation 6.5.1-126130 on my Windows 7 Beta (build 7000) x64 installation.

    Perhaps the incompatibility only occurs between the x86 version of Windows 7 Beta 7000 and VMWare Workstation?

    • vinf January 14, 2009 at 9:45 am

      Yeah looks that way – I’m running 32-bit Win7 and don’t have an x64 machine that I can try it on at the moment.

      So if it’s working for you on x64 I would say it’s just an issue on 32-bit Win7

    • nick August 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm

      i use win 7 host and WMware workstation 6 .. the problem is i can’t connect the internet from VMware..what’s the pbl…?

      • vinf August 31, 2009 at 8:19 pm

        firewall or A/V software in the guest OS – I find that the Trend AV firewall breaks any VMware workstation networking

  3. Ollie January 13, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Works fine for me on Win7/7000 64-bit, must be your install!

  4. scott January 15, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    I’m running 32-bit Windows 7 and the VMWare 6.5 installed just fine. I had issues with Virtual PC (Microsoft) not working correctly though. VMWare seems to be going well.

  5. scott January 15, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Running Windows 7 Build 7000 and VMWare 6.5.1 Build 126130. It’s running on an HP nx6325 notebook. My processor is an AMD Turion 64, but, I am running 32-bit Windows 7.

  6. Ivan Versluis January 15, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Installed Windows 7 beta 32 bit and VMWare Workstation 6.5.1 without any problem.

  7. Patrick January 16, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    I have Vmware PLayer 2.05 build 109488, installed on Win7 beta 64. It runs fine except I now have a new Windows account showing up on the login screen – __vmware_user__ .

  8. briped January 17, 2009 at 10:42 am

    I installed VMware-workstation-6.5.0-118166 on my Windows 7 x64 build 7000 and worked fine (except for Unity from what I could tell).

    Then I continued to download the latest version (VMware-workstation-6.5.1-126130), started the installation (where it then did an uninstallation of the previous version ofcourse), a reboot and now I’m unable to install either version. The installer stops with the error “VMWare Installation Launcher has stopped working”.

    Not sure how to continue from here 😦

  9. Jorgen January 18, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    I have the same issue as you , I had it working and then I should upgrade it to the 6.5.1 and after reboot it not installing anymore, not even the VM player is able to install..

    Please help..

  10. Andrew Woodward January 19, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    I had a similar problem to this, i’ve posted my issues and links to a fix

    Seems like the installer is not a VMWare thing but a Windows 7 issue.

  11. MarkRez January 20, 2009 at 4:37 am

    I was having an issue installing the 6.5.1-126130 on Win7 x64 on an HP 8510w laptop, it would fail saying the installation stopped working. The same thing happened when I went to install Sprint SmartView but opened up an Action Center dialog instructing me to delete a registry entry. It was an issue with the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) causing Explorer and some MSI-based installers to crash. See screenshot here:

  12. JonK January 21, 2009 at 3:11 am

    So first I had the “Launcher has stopped working” problem. That was solved by this:

    Real easy fix.

    Then I had the problem described in this blog post. I was playing around with compatibility modes, and the it installed under Vista compat mode with “Right Click > Run as Admin” as well. Not sure which of those made the difference, maybe both.

    Installed now, hope this helps someone.

  13. JonK January 21, 2009 at 3:26 am

    This link gets right down to the point for the SQM problem, first link I posted was kinda long winded.

  14. Michael Finocchiaro February 28, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    I was able to install the latest build of VMware Workstation 6.5.1 on the latest beta of Windows 7 64-bit on a Thinkpad T61p BUT trying to run a 64-bit RHEL5 image inside VMware crapped out with a message that I wasn’t on a 64-bit host. Is this a VMware bug? ThinkPad issue? Windows 7 bug?

  15. Rick March 20, 2009 at 11:35 am

    Don’t know if it matters but the original poster (Scott) said he was running Build 7000 but the screen shot indicates Build 7010.

  16. Rick March 20, 2009 at 11:39 am

    On second glance, that might be a distortion of the image and it really IS Build 7000.

  17. Nyx March 20, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Hello. I couldn’t install VMWare 6.5.1 on Windows 7. Then discovered (due to having Visual Studio installed), that I had to do a custom install, and deselect the Visual Studio Virtual debugger. Then it installed just fine 🙂 Hope this helps someone.

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  19. Stivo January 11, 2010 at 8:15 am

    I need information about installinig vmware on my HP WINDOW 7 64-bits Laptop

    • Pete January 13, 2010 at 4:05 am

      I can install VMware workstation 7 on my HP laptop, which is running Windows 7 64bit. However when I reboot after the install I press clt, alt, del keys and don’t get the option to log in. Has anyone else come across this?

  20. peter January 18, 2010 at 9:44 am

    I’m not able installing VMware on my new WIN7 Ultimate, it causes BSOD. Earlier it run well on WIN7RC on the same machine.

  21. Yacoby January 27, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Most of you guys are tards, stop posting that you got your installation working or were unable to. Unless you’re providing specific details as to why no one really cares about the “well mine worked, so it should work for you”.
    Cheers to the small minds.

    • vinf January 28, 2010 at 11:20 am

      Yacoby – I’ve let your comment through the spam filter; but please try to be respectful of others, if you have something constructive about your own experiences feel free to contribute

  22. jimbai February 2, 2010 at 7:31 am

    i’m not able to install VMware on my windows 7 home premium x64.,it will rolling back the installation of yhe VMware.,can some one help me to solve my problem?

  23. C J March 17, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Estoy instalando Vmware workstation 7.0 en un equipo portatil HP ProBook 4410s con sistema operativo Windows 7 Professional de 32 bits… pero me aparece un error al instalar (Error 1935. An error occurred during the installation of assembly component {74FD3CE6-2A8D-0E9C-A01F-C8B3B9A1E18E}. HRESULT: 0x800736FD.)

    ¿Cual sería la solución?

  24. Sayan April 2, 2010 at 7:00 am

    I try to install VMware workstation 6 on WIndows 7 64 bit, Installation not stated and there is no error message.

  25. chandy August 20, 2010 at 10:11 am

    hi, i have problem install VMware with window 7 !
    This message error :

    Error 1935. An error occurred during the installation of assembly component{74FD3CE6-2A8D-0E9C-A01F-C8B3B9A1E18E}. HRESUL T: 0x800736FD.

  26. prabhu November 1, 2010 at 1:39 am

    hi, i have installed vm ware on my dell inspiron laptop.. which is driven window 7 home edition. but after installation, my TATA PHOTON+ data card is not detected.. ?When i uninstall the vmware my data cardwill work fine

  27. vikas January 26, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Hi After installing Vmware6.5 on my dell machine (Windows 7 home edition),its create problem some time my cursor hang for 3-5 second or it will take more time to shutdown please suggest

  28. Pushpinder February 9, 2011 at 2:56 am

    i have problem while installing vmware on windows 7 ultimate on my dell vostro 1015(intel core 2 duo processor and 2 gb ram), as when it asks to resatart the system then system crashes and error occurs as memory dumping…
    can some one help me to solve my problem????

  29. abdu May 18, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I have tried to install VMWare Workstation ( build 39849) on my Windows 7 home premium (build 7000) machine, and it fails with an error”windows cannot access the specified divice,path,or file you may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item” before the installation, what do i have to do to resolve the problem?

  30. Aditya November 10, 2011 at 6:13 pm

    i also gt the same proble as above

  31. Carlson Dwinox September 7, 2012 at 12:43 am

    I install vmware workstaion 9t on my window 7 pro and later on window 8 preview, one thing i notice with both cases is that when i start intalling other utilities, the vmware stops working. now i don’t know which of the utilities or softwares are in conflict with vmware, Help me somebody

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