After my recent new desktop purchase. I had always intended to run multiple machines on it using VMware Workstation. I started with the 30-day trial. Just as I went to sit down and knock out some work, I was hit with the your trial has expired.
So, I head over to the website to purchase the software; $189. No problem. Oh, wait, there is an update. Fine download that too. Might as well get it all done at once right?
I purchased the software, downloaded, installed the new version (which automatically removed the older 6.0.x version) and rebooted. Next I started VMware. But instead of getting the program I expected, I received a dialog with an error:
Application failure. hr = 0x80004003: (null)
WHAT???? I can’t believe I just purchased software from a reputable company (is it?), upgraded to the latest version and I get this. I did my research and found a solution on the VMware forums here.
I can’t believe the only solution offered is by the community. Why hasn’t VMware/EMC addressed this by now? What is even more confusing is I didn’t originally receive the error when I first installed the software!
After wasting 1.5 hours, I am finally going to get to work. 😦