VMware Workstation 4.5
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.
If you used the tar installer to install version 2 or 3 or an earlier release of version 4 and you plan to use the tar installer for version 4.5, you do not need to take any special steps to uninstall the older version. Just follow the installation instructions Installing VMware Workstation 4 on a Linux Host.
Note: When you are upgrading with the upgrade product, 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.
If you used the RPM installer to install version 2 or 3 or an earlier release of version 4, take the following steps to upgrade to version 4.5. If you are currently using version 3.0, you need to uninstall the RPM package of prebuilt modules that was installed with 3.0 before you uninstall the 3.0 software. You do not need to take this step if you are currently using version 2.0 or 3.1.