Why does VMWare Player give me an error when trying to install?

Hari K August 28, 2013
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How do I resolve this error?

“The MSI ‘C:\Users\******\AppData\Local\Temp\vmware_******\vmwareplayer_x64.msi’ failed” during VMWare Player installation?

I’m trying to use VMWare Player 5.0.2.

  1. Tim Brookes
    August 29, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Just on the off-chance - the error refers to an x64 installer, built for 64 bit machines (running a 64 bit OS). Is there a chance you're using a 32 bit machine or a 32 bit version of Windows?

    If so, look for a 32 bit download (x86, not x64) and see if that works instead.

  2. Hovsep A
    August 28, 2013 at 7:28 am

    "The MSI 'C:UsersAppDataLocalTempvmware_1372412506vmwareplayer_x64.msi' failed." - Workaround
    https://communities.vmware.com/thread/450552?start=0&tstart=0