VMWare Workstation 15&14 not opening at all, no error to go off of


Hey folks! I downloaded VMWare Workstation Pro 15.5 from [HERE](https://www.vmware.com/products/workstation-pro/workstation-pro-evaluation.html) and let it do it’s thing for the install, and everything works fine now!


OP below!


Hello! I’m trying to pen VMWare Workstation 15 and it just will not open at all, no windows, no error, nothing. This worked a week ago and I haven’t touched it since. I tried repairing it, uninstalling and reinstalling 15, uninstalling and downgrading to 14, nothing has helped.


The only thing I can think of is that Windows updated a couple days ago, but thats it. I have tried running as admin. Any help is appreciated

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  1. I don’t remember the exact update, but I was able to remove one that made workstation start working again. I am also still on win10 1903. Not at home right now or I would be able to provide the exact kb number. I will update in a few hours when i get back home. Also, I am running ws14.

  2. Got screwed over by this today. I resell a particular piece of software and give a demo of it in action in a VM running on VMWare Workstation.

    I always give VMWare Workstation a quick test the night before and all ran fine last night.


    Anyway turn up on site, go to prepare my demo, in the room with various heads of departments etc and get hit with an error about how Windows wouldn’t allow WMWare Workstation to run as it wasn’t compatible with Windows 10…


    Made us look stupid and off to a bad start. One of my colleagues started speaking trying to buy me so time and in the end fixed it by completely uninstalling and reinstalling latest version on trial and it worked again but what a pain in the arse and had no idea if it was going to work or not.

    Glad this isn’t just me and a known issue but yet another patch from Microsoft that’s caused me trouble…

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