Quote: Originally Posted by nickelocene
I'm actually having trouble to get VMware to work under Windows 7. I'm using Windows 7 Pro. x64, not RC but the final version from MSDN. I can't get either 6.5.1 or 6.5.3 to work. Installation was successful, and I can run VMware. But when I try to open either an existing machine or a new one, nothing happens. Don't know what the problem is. Any suggestion?
I'm using EXACTLY the same build of Windows 7 x-64 as you -- downloaded from MSDN.
Did you do a NEW install (of Windows 7) or an upgrade.
If you did an upgrade UNINSTALL vmware workstation and TOTALLY re-install it.
It should prompt you to re-boot your system and ask for a Licence key>
Ensure that your license hasn't expired - especially if you are installing a "Trial version" of vmware. If it has download a new copy and install on a BRAND NEW copy of Windows 7 ( I.E clean install - not update) which doesn't have any entries in the registry for previous vmware installs.
The first time you open an existing VM it might prompt you with some message like did you move or copy this vm -- just tick the "I copied it box".
Also ensure your Guest VM has sufficient RAM to run -- if your HOST has only 2GB RAM then don't give the guest more than 1GB otherwise not only will the guest VM take ages to start (if it does at all) your HOST system may also lock up due to lack of resources.
Vmware workstation is normally VERY robust -- I'm totally at a loss to understand why it doesn't appear to work on your system.
So long as your GUEST VM is a 32 bit OS you don't even need to have the INTEL / AMD Virtual stuff (forgotten exactly what it's called) set in the BIOS either. For running a 64 bit guest then you WILL need to enable the feature.