I'm just doing a VMWare Workstation 8 installation. However, on trying to boot (or create) a VM, it's reporting "Could not get vmx86 driver version: The handle is invalid."

It recommends reinstalling, which I've done.

Also, VMWare Player just hangs.

Was going to post on the VMWare forums, but can't seem to create a new discussion (even though I've registered/logged in).

It's our own fault for being too eager to upgrade, I guess.


just run VMware workstation/player as administrator and you won't get this error.

  • Yes, running VMware as asministrator fixed my issue. – Adam Mendoza Feb 8 '12 at 9:51

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