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VMware Player 4.0.1 Released

  1. #11


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    64-bit Windows 10


    I'm getting this when trying to install the VMWare Tools on a 64-bit Windows 8 VM. Are you getting the same?


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  2. #12


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    I had no probs installing with V 4.0 / Rel 8.0 Workstation on W8 x-64 dev preview edition so I'll hold off 4.01 for the time being. !!!

    Note again on W8 x-64 (or W7 x-64 too) you need to add your user to the __vmware__ group or you can only run it in "Administartor mode". (Two underscores each side of vmware).

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  3. #13


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    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    I'm getting this when trying to install the VMWare Tools on a 64-bit Windows 8 VM. Are you getting the same?


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    Brink I was getting the same message yesterday after updating to 4.0.1 but the VMware tools now download and install normally through either Virtual Machines tab > Update VMware Tools or File tab > Player preferences > Download all components now.

    Note: Running Win 7 Pro 64 bit (host) with XP Mode and Windows 8 Developer Preview 32 bit (guests)
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  4. #14


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    64-bit Windows 10


    It's starts to install them now for me as well on a 64-bit Window 8, but it gets to 65% and doesn't go any further. I'll do some more testing later tonight though.
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  5. #15


    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there
    Mine installs fine -- no problem.

    Host Machine W8 Developer editon X-64

    Guest - Windows 2003 Server Enterprise Edition sp2

    Powered on the VM and then did Update Vmware tools from the Menu bar on the VM not from the prompt on the bottom right hand corner of the screen where it said click here to update vmware tools.

    Release 8.01 (workstation) build 528992

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. #16


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yep, it's installing just fine for me as well now. Tutorial updated.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html
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  7. #17


    Posts : 681
    Windows 7 Pro x 2/Windows 10 Home/10 Pro/Windows 10 TP


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Yep, it's installing just fine for me as well now. Tutorial updated.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...r-preview.html
    Glad you got VMware tools to finally install Brink & thanks for the tutorial update.
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  8. #18



    Am I int the right place?
    Helsinki
    Posts : 340
    Windows 7 x64 Home Premium / Commodore OS Vision / Windows 8 Release preview


    is there any way to use it without Administrator rights? vmx86 is causing enough trouble.
    i'm trying to run Developer preview from my school computer.
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  9. #19


    Posts : 22,578
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Kynix,

    Sorry, but no since installing VMPlayer affects the system. A standard user will not be able to install a program that runs elevated or affects the system without having to provide the administrator's password.
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