Uninstalling Vmware Fusion

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You can uninstall a virtual machine by deleting its files.

One method for uninstalling a virtual machine is to use the Virtual Machine Library to delete the virtual machine files.

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Shut down or power off the virtual machine.

How do I uninstall VMware Fusion from my Mac? Delete the app (“VMWare Fusion.app”), and you are done. If you want to be extra insistent on deleting it, use the free “AppCleaner.app” to delete VMWare Fusion.app, and it will find some extra stuff. Completely uninstall VMWare on macOS. GitHub Gist: instantly share code, notes, and snippets. If you intend to re-install VMware Fusion after the uninstall, ensure that you have your serial number because you will need it when re-installing. Also, you must quit VMware Fusion prior to attempting the uninstall. If you have VMware Fusion open, the uninstall fails. It will remove all registry entries related to VM Tool, and also remove older version of VM tool if exist. Go to Start Run Type CMD For 32 Bit OS: setup /c.

Procedure

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  1. Select Window > Virtual Machine Library.
  2. Click the thumbnail of the virtual machine to uninstall.
  3. Select Edit > Delete.
  4. In the Remove Virtual Machine dialog box, select a method of uninstalling the virtual machine.
    Depending on the type of virtual machine you are uninstalling, you might be presented with different options for deleting the virtual machine.
    Option
    Action
    Move to TrashRemoves the virtual machine from the Virtual Machine Library window and moves all the virtual machine files to the Trash.
    Keep File Removes the virtual machine from the Virtual Machine Library window, but does nothing to the virtual machine files in the Virtual Machines folder.
    Delete Permanently Removes the virtual machine from the Virtual Machine Library window and deletes the virtual machine files permanently. The files are deleted permanently and not moved to the trash.

Error 1316. A network error occurred while attempting to read from the file C:WindowsInstallerVMware Tools.msi

During the uninstallation of VMware Tool form Windows Server, it gives below error: Perform below steps to troubleshoot this issue.

Uninstall VM tool to perform complete cleanup:-

Try to Uninstall VM Tool by using below command. This command will perform complete cleanup on Windows Server. It will remove all registry entries related to VM Tool, and also remove older version of VM tool if exist.

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Go to Start >> Run >> Type CMD

For 32 Bit OS: setup /c

For 64 Bit OS: setup64 /c

If this step doesn't remove VM tool properly and if you see any error or tool still there, perform below task to manually uninstall VM tool from Windows Server. Follow below article to uninstall by removing registry keys and installation folders.

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Error: Enter an alternate path to a folder containing the installation package 'VMware Tools64.msi'.

Sometimes you also face below error during uninstalling VMware Tool. During the uninstallation process, it gives below error and keep prompting pop up for 'VMware Tools64.msi'

If you will give source path of VMware Tool.msi, it returns error 'The file 'Z:VMware Tools.msi’ is not a valid installation package for the product VMware Tools…

Solution

  • Open Registry Editor,
  • Find “[HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftInstallerProducts8E24D35BB278E034284D0860A513CF1E” and delete it.
  • Now try Reinstalling VMware Tool and check, it should work.

Reference for VMware Tool MSI Installer Package:-

If Automatic Installation of VMware Tool doesn't work, so you have to mount *MSI installer package manually on Windows server. Path for Installation package is stored in ESXi datastore in below location.

/usr/lib/vmware/isoimages/*.iso

You may also download it from below link:-
https://packages.vmware.com/tools/esx/index.html


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