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When attempting to install VMWare Workstation 6 (as well as when I attempted to install an evaluation version of 9), the installer fails with an error simplay stating that '~\vmware workstation.msi failed'. This is in 64-bit Windows 7.

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I suggest to move this question to superuser site as it is an installation problem of a software. – ruffp Oct 6 '12 at 9:11
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I found that stopping after the temp directory gets created and running 'vmware workstation.msi' directly instead of using the already-running installer allowed me to finish the installation.

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Do you have Avast! antivirus installed?

That was the cause of my failed installation message. I tried deactivating it for some time and it didn't work. I had to totally uninstall it, install vmware and then reinstall the antivirus.

It won't work if you use the disable feature of the antivirus, you must completely uninstall it.

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