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Uninstalling and manually installing VMware Tools

To uninstall VMware Tools in Windows XP:

  1. Click Start > Control Panel.
  2. Open Add/Remove Programs.
  3. From the list of installed software, select VMware Tools.
  4. Click Remove.
  5. When prompted, click Yes to restart Windows.
  6. Once restarted, open My Computer and navigate to C:\Program Files and remove the VMware folder if it exists.

To uninstall VMware Tools in Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8:

  1. Click Start > Control Panel.
  2. Click Programs and Features.
  3. From the list of installed software, select VMware Tools.
  4. Click Uninstall.
  5. When prompted, click Yes to restart Windows.

To uninstall VMware Tools using command prompt

In the Windows virtual machine, click Start > Run, type cmd, and click OK. …

  • In the command prompt, enter D:.
  • Run this command: setup /c.

To uninstall VMware Tools in a Linux guest operating system:

  1. Open a terminal window.
  2. Switch to the root user by running the command:

    su - root

  3. Run the VMware Tools uninstaller script:

    /usr/bin/vmware-uninstall-tools.pl

  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the uninstall.
  5. Reboot the virtual machine.

If you don’t have the VMWare tools installation disk you can copy iso from ESX host.


Categorised as: Hardware/Software, Linux/OSX, Networking, Server OS, Virtual Infrastructure, VMWare/ESX, Windows Upgrade


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