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How to uninstall Vmware tool on Windows OS manually

Postby blin » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:08 am

How to uninstall Vmware tool on Windows OS manually
1. Log into the Windows as the Local Administrator or a member of the Local Administrators group
2. Stop all VMware Services on the Windows.
3. Uninstall the VMware network bridge adapter:
a. Open the Network Connection options in the Windows host
 Windows XP: Click Start > Settings > Network and Dial-up Connections.
 Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 2008 Server: Open Start > Run, type ncpa.cpl, and click OK. The Network Connections Snap-in opens.
 Windows 8 and Windows 2012 Server: Open Run (Where is the Run command?), type ncpa.cpl, and click OK. The Network Connections Snap-in opens.
b. Right-click any network adapter icon and select Properties.
c. Select VMware Bridge Protocol and click Uninstall.
4. Uninstall all VMware devices:
a. Right-click My Computer and select Manage.
b. Click Device Manager.
c. Choose Show hidden devices from the View menu.
d. Double-click Network Adapters.
e. Right-click each adapter whose name begins with VMware and select Uninstall.
5. Delete folders on the Windows for the VMware product.

Notes:
o For all folders, if you have installed only one VMware product, you can delete the entire VMware folder listed. If you have installed other products, such as VirtualCenter Client, delete only the relevant subfolders for the product you are trying to remove.
o On a GSX Server machine, remove the subfolders for VMware GSX Server, VMware Management Interface, VMware Scripting API, and either VMware Virtual Machine Console or VMware Remote Console.
Delete these folders:
c. The program folder in which the VMware product was installed.

Note: If you have stored virtual machines in a folder under the program folder and want to save them, move them to a different folder before you delete the VMware program folder.

The default installation directory is:
 32-bit versions of Windows: C:\Program Files\VMware\
 64-bit versions of Windows: C:\Program File (X86)\VMware\
d. The application data folders.

The default locations are:
 Windows XP:
 C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\
 C:\Documents and Settings\username\Application Data\VMware\
 Windows Vista/7/8/Server 2008:
 C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\VMware\
 C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\VMware\
e. The VMware program group folder from the start menu.

The default location is:
 Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\VMware\
 Windows Vista/7/8/Server 2008: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\VMware\

6. Delete the VMware shortcut icons from the desktop.
7. Delete these files:

Note: Your system may not have all of these files.
o C:\Windows\system32\vmnat.exe
o C:\Windows\system32\vmnetbridge.exe
o C:\Windows\system32\VMNetDHCP.exe
o C:\Windows\system32\vmnetdhcp.leases
o C:\Windows\system32\vmxw2ksetup.dll
o C:\Windows\system32\vnetprobe.exe
o C:\Windows\system32\vnetprobelib.dll
o C:\Windows\system32\vnetinst.dll
o C:\Windows\system32\vnetlib.dll
o C:\Windows\system32\vnetlib.exe
o C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmnet.sys
o C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmnetx.sys
o C:\Windows\system32\drivers\VMparport.sys
o C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmx86.sys
o C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmnetadapter.sys
o C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmnetbridge.sys
o C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmnetuserif.sys
o C:\Windows\system32\drivers\hcmon.sys
o C:\Windows\system32\drivers\vmusb.sys

8. Delete the __vmware_user__ local user and the __vmware__ local group from the Windows system, if they exist.
9. Remove these registry keys for the VMware Product on the Windows Host. Refer to the list below for the product which you are removing.

Note: Before making any registry modifications, ensure that you have a current and valid backup of the registry and the virtual machine. For more information on backing up and restoring the registry, see the Microsoft article 136393.
o Workstation 4.5/5.0/5.5
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\317A1D89C83432A4A86B143BC7A4D274
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\317A1D89C83432A4A86B143BC7A4D274
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\317A1D89C83432A4A86B143BC7A4D274
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\317A1D89C83432A4A86B143BC7A4D274
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\317A1D89C83432A4A86B143BC7A4D274
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{98D1A713-438C-4A23-8AB6-41B37C4A2D47}
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.
o Workstation 6.x/7.x
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\2BC5FF3A53BF85647815E9EDD1563BAA
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\2BC5FF3A53BF85647815E9EDD1563BAA
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\2BC5FF3A53BF85647815E9EDD1563BAA
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\2BC5FF3A53BF85647815E9EDD1563BAA
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\7A26F0EA2A1AF704F9C48439B99DDAD8
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\7A79579133DA8984D9E8376086814B46
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\UpgradeCodes\3F935F414A4C79542AD9C8D157A3CC39
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\2BC5FF3A53BF85647815E9EDD1563BAA
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A3FF5CB2-FB35-4658-8751-9EDE1D65B3AA}
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.
o Workstation 8.x/9.x/10.x
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\A57F49D06AE015943BFA1B54AFE9506C
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\A57F49D06AE015943BFA1B54AFE9506C
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\UpgradeCodes\3F935F414A4C79542AD9C8D157A3CC39
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{0D94F75A-0EA6-4951-B3AF-B145FA9E05C6}
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.\Installer\VMware Workstation
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Applications\vmware.exe
o VMware Player 2.x/3.x/4.x/5.x/6.x
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\AE11A35A5900F39468AF1AE5A8684A50
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\AE11A35A5900F39468AF1AE5A8684A50
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\AE11A35A5900F39468AF1AE5A8684A50
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\AE11A35A5900F39468AF1AE5A8684A50
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\7A26F0EA2A1AF704F9C48439B99DDAD8
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\7A79579133DA8984D9E8376086814B46
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\AE11A35A5900F39468AF1AE5A8684A50
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{A53A11EA-0095-493F-86FA-A15E8A86A405}
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\UpgradeCodes\3F935F414A4C79542AD9C8D157A3CC39
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.
o ACE Manager 1.0.1
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\BC5E922F5258EE74BAC9B3AA1D6E0B1B
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\BC5E922F5258EE74BAC9B3AA1D6E0B1B
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\BC5E922F5258EE74BAC9B3AA1D6E0B1B
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\BC5E922F5258EE74BAC9B3AA1D6E0B1B
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\Products\BC5E922F5258EE74BAC9B3AA1D6E0B1B
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{F229E5CB-8525-47EE-AB9C-3BAAD1E6B0B1}
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.
o ACE Player 1.0
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Features\2C06509C057477E4FBEAC7E383CDFF3D
 HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Installer\Products\2C06509C057477E4FBEAC7E383CDFF3D
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Features\2C06509C057477E4FBEAC7E383CDFF3D
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\2C06509C057477E4FBEAC7E383CDFF3D
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\UserData\S-1-5-18\2C06509C057477E4FBEAC7E383CDFF3D
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{C90560C2-4750-4E77-BFAE-7C3E38DCFFD3}
 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.
10. Reboot the Windows host system.
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