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Windows 8: VMware Workstation MSI failed

VMware Workstation 9 on Windows 8 was a struggle for me. The x64 MSI of VMware workstations was always failing with the same error message  ‘vmwareworkstation_x64.msi failed’. I tried cleaning up the temp folder, running the exe with an other account, investigating the msi log, etc..

I ended up in following the 1308KB of VMware. first I tried install cleaner(VMware_Install_Cleaner.zip) but this didn’t solve the problem for me. The issue was solved after following the “Manually cleaning a Windows system” steps by deleting specific folders & files and registry keys.

VMware link KB1308

Categories: Windows 8
  1. Joe
    August 30, 2013 at 2:16 pm


    echo off
    MsiExec.exe /qn /X{0D94F75A-0EA6-4951-B3AF-B145FA9E05C6} /norestart
    rd /s/q “C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation”
    REG DELETE HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0D94F75A-0EA6-4951-B3AF-B145FA9E05C6} /f


    natürlich MSI-Code anpassen (0D94F75A-0EA6-4951-B3AF-B145FA9E05C6)
    -> Workstation 9.0.2

  2. December 31, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    Good article. I am experiencing a few of these issues as

  3. MAK
    June 14, 2014 at 8:34 am

    Hi Joe
    I am trying to install VM workstation 10 on brand new pc ( windows 8 , 16 Gig RAM, 1 Tb HDD) , but I m having similiar issue. PC is just couple hours old. Please advise

  1. May 16, 2013 at 4:40 pm

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