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Upgrading on a Windows Host

Upgrading on a Windows Host

Upgrading from an Earlier Release of Version 4

Upgrading from an Earlier Release of Version 4

The Upgrade Process

The Upgrade Process

Upgrading from an earlier release of version 4 is a four-step process.

  1. Use the Add or Remove Programs control panel to uninstall the version now installed on your computer.

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

  2. Reboot your computer if you are prompted to do so.
  3. Install version 4.5.
  4. Reboot your computer if you are prompted to do so.
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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