Today downloaded VMware Player 12 to my Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit laptop. I am trying to install it but get the error This installation package is not support by this process type contact product vendor.
How can I install the player software?
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VMware Player 12 is a 64-bit application. It cannot be installed on a 32-bit operating system
For a typical host system, we recommend that you have a 1 GHz or faster 64-bit processor (2GHz recommended) and 2GB RAM minimum (4GB RAM recommended). You must have enough memory to run the 64-bit host operating system, plus the memory required for each guest operating system and for applications on the host and guest. See your guest operating system and application documentation for their memory requirements. VMware Player requires approximately 150MB of disk space to install the application. For more details on minimum PC requirements, see the VMware Player Documentation.
- 64-bit x86 Intel Core 2 Duo Processor or equivalent, AMD Athlon™ 64 FX Dual Core Processor or equivalent 1.3GHz or faster core speed
- 2GB RAM minimum/ 4GB RAM recommended
- Workstation 12 Player installation:
300MB of available disk space for the application. Additional hard disk space required for each virtual machine. Please refer to vendors recommended disk space for specific guest operating systems.
NOTE: Workstation 12 Player requires a 64-bit host operating systemHHost operating systems* (64-bit):
- Windows 10
- Windows 8
- Windows 7
- Windows Server 2012
- Windows Server 2008
- Ubuntu 8.04 and above
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and above
- CentOS 5.0 and above
- Oracle Linux 5.0 and above
- openSUSE 10.2 and above
- SUSE Linux 10 and above
VMWare Player 6is the last version that supports both a 32-bit and a 64-bit operating systems running on the host PC. However you can purchase Workstation 12 Player and downgrade to Player 6 Plus via the My VMware Portal - please reference knowledge base article "How to downgrade license keys in My VMware"
Try VMWare Player v6
This is the last version to work on 32bit Windows