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After an update, I can no longer run VMWare Workstation, it fails to open. Trying to install it fails on the virtual network, the patch no longer works.

How do I uninstall it completely so I can attempt a fresh reinstall?

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@Alvar Then fix it? –  tgm4883 May 3 '12 at 21:34
@tgm4883 great, you fixed the cry for help and the caps issue! :) –  Alvar May 3 '12 at 21:39
how did u manage to install it? i can install the bundle but can't install the extra's that it ask after opening VMWS –  sarveshlad May 3 '12 at 22:15
How did you installed it in first place? What was the error presented? –  Braiam Jun 26 '14 at 10:58

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VMWare Workstation doesn't ship in a deb, so it isn't registered in dpkg (which is why you can't find it in the software center). It does have an install and uninstall utility though.

To uninstall VMWare Workstation, you will need to run

vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-workstation

If you just run


by itself, it will print all the options you have available. If you run

vmware-installer -l

It will print a list of all VMWare products you have installed.

Similarly, to uninstall VMWare Player:

sudo vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-player
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