If the upgrade process of VMware Tools is incomplete, you can uninstall and then reinstall the VMware Tools.

About this task

Prerequisites

  • Power on the virtual machine.

  • Log in to the guest operating system.

Procedure

Select a method to uninstall VMware Tools.

Operating System

Action

Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or Windows 10

In the guest operating system, select Programs > Uninstall a program.

Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008

In the guest operating system, select Programs and Features > Uninstall a program.

Windows XP and earlier

In the guest operating system, select Add/Remove Programs.

Linux

Log in as root and enter vmware-uninstall-tools.pl in a terminal window.

Mac OS X Server

Use the Uninstall VMware Tools application, found in /Library/Application Support/VMware Tools.

What to do next

Reinstall VMware Tools.