I have the VMWare MSI '' failed issue. Unfortunately this question does not have an answer yet.
I'm stuck at step 4 of the official VMWare troubleshouting website regarding this issue
Basically it says
Run the installer of the currently installed version of Windows installer [original text "Workstation" seems to be wrong] and choose Repair
However, when I follow the link, it only brings me to Windows Installer Redistributables for Version 4.5. Windows 7 needs Windows Installer 5.0. Microsoft says:
There is no redistributable for Windows Installer 5.0
I have also tried
Start Windows Installer Service
Run MSIExec /UNREGISTER
Run MSIExec /REGSERVER
regsvr32.exe /s %windir%\system32\msi.dll
How can I repair Windows Installer 5.0?
Windows 7 SP1 x 64
old VMWare Workstation 8.0.6
trying to install new VMWare Workstation 10