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VMware Workstation 16 on Win7

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8 minutes ago, asdf2345 said:

Also have a download for a older 20H2 build that I'll try first

Good Job. This 20H2 build still installs without an issue. https://prnt.sc/ukjoi2

edit: vm launching still works in 20H2. https://prnt.sc/ukjpt9

Edited by Jaguarek62

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Hi, if anyone is interested, I got VMware Player 16.0 "official" release working on Windows 7.

Download: http://69.112.236.57/nextcloud/index.php/s/RWKwBkLoFPdWz93

This is still largely untested, especially the VMware installer is flaky, but VMware itself works very well on my main Win7.
You're supposed to reboot right after the installation and then put contents of vmware16_win7 folder in VMware\VMware Player\x64.

The video:

Edit: Added the VMware Workstation installer. If license key registration fails, try to install VMware Workstation 15.x first, and then directly upgrade to 16.

Edited by Illen
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On 9/20/2020 at 6:30 AM, asdf2345 said:

Got a bit further by abandoning the plan of getting the installer working, and deciding to replace all VMware 15.5.6 files on a 7 install with 16.x files.

Looks like I will need some sort of Windows 7 extended kernel

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Man, I thought this was day was long in the future... sad to see it coming up so soon...

On an unrelated note, glad to see there are other fellow W7+ users also part of the "Never Combine/Use small icons" club... welcome!

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