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Upgrading on a Windows Host
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Upgrading from Version 2 or 3 to Version 4

Upgrading from Version 2 or 3 to Version 4

The Upgrade Process

The Upgrade Process

In most cases, upgrading from version 2 or 3 is a four-step process. If you are upgrading from Workstation 2 on a Windows 2000 host that has host-only networking, there is an additional step. See Upgrading on a Windows 2000 Host with Host-Only Networking below for details.

You may upgrade from version 3 to version 4 using the VMware Workstation 4 upgrade product. To upgrade from version 2 to version 4, you must have the full VMware Workstation 4 product.

  1. Uninstall the version now installed on your computer. For details, see Removing Version 2 or Removing Version 3, below.

    Note: The uninstaller may offer to remove licenses from your registry. Do not remove the licenses.

  2. Reboot your computer.
  3. Install version 4.

    Note: When you are upgrading with an upgrade serial number, the installer checks for the presence of a version 3 license on the computer. If it finds no version 3 license, it prompts you to enter your version 3 serial number.

  4. Reboot your computer.
Removing Version 2

Removing Version 2

To uninstall version 2, use the VMware Workstation uninstaller.

  1. Launch the uninstaller.
    Start > Programs > VMware > VMware for Windows NT Uninstallation
  2. Click Yes.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions. You may safely keep your existing license in the Windows registry.

After you reboot, follow the instructions in Installing VMware Workstation 4 on a Windows Host.

Removing Version 3

Removing Version 3

To uninstall version 3, use the VMware Workstation uninstaller.

  1. Launch the uninstaller.
    Start > Programs > VMware > VMware Workstation Uninstallation
  2. Click Yes.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions. You need to keep your existing license in the Windows registry.

After you reboot, follow the instructions in Installing VMware Workstation 4 on a Windows Host.

Upgrading on a Windows 2000 Host with Host-Only Networking

Upgrading on a Windows 2000 Host with Host-Only Networking

If you have set up host-only networking for VMware Workstation 2 on a Windows 2000 host, the upgrade process has five steps.

  1. Uninstall your host-only adapter (or adapters).
    1. On the host computer, start the Add/Remove Hardware Wizard.
      Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Hardware
      Click Next.
    2. Select Uninstall/Unplug a Device. Click Next.
    3. Select Uninstall a Device. Click Next.
    4. Select VMware Virtual Ethernet Adapter, then follow the wizard's instructions.

      If you have more than one host-only adapter, repeat these steps for each of them.

  2. Uninstall version 2.

    Note: The uninstaller may offer to remove licenses from your registry. Do not remove the licenses.

  3. Reboot your computer.
  4. Install version 4.

    Note: When you are upgrading with an upgrade serial number, the installer checks for the presence of a version 3 license on the computer. If it finds no version 3 license, it prompts you to enter your version 3 serial number.

  5. Reboot your computer.

You may then reconfigure host-only networking under VMware Workstation 4.

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