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VMware I am trying to install the free trial for VMware, but what should I select as operating system? I dont have a dvd. The setup could not determine the operating system. I suppose I need to use the disk image, but I cant find where to click on it.

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Since you do not have a DVD, Vista is out, That leaves you with Windows XP (if you have it) or Linux/BSD. Your question does not give a lot of details, are you trying to install VMware Server or ESXi?
Both are free but there is a big difference, ESXi is a bare metal hypervisor and VMware Server is not. This means the ESXi does not need an operating system already installed but VMware Server does.
VMware has posted hardware that is compatible with ESXi but you should note that you really need at least 2 computer to run ESXi - one as the actual server and another to manage it. With VMware server you only need one machine and it is less sensitive to hardware but you have to have an operating system already installed on the machine, then load the VMware server and then create the virtual machine. What type of machine are you trying to create VMware supports practicaly all versiona of windows and linux. Can you detail what you have and what you have done so far to get the error message?

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Here's another solution:

These are instructions for Teamviewer users that have had their Teamviewer trial version expire. This is mostly due to choosing "Commercial" instead of "Personal" when installing.



Steps:

1. Uninstall your Teamviewer:
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2. Change Names on computer:


For Windows XP users:

a. Go to Start>Control Panel>System>Computer Name. Enter a different name in the "Computer Description Box." (your computer may not have a description at all. In this case, just enter in a name that you for sure have never used before.) At the bottom you will see "To rename this computer or join a domain, click Change." Click the "Change" button. Under "Computer name:", enter a different computer name that is no longer than 8 characters. Click "OK." It will prompt you to restart your computer, TAKE CARE TO NOT RESTART YOUR COMPUTER OR YOU WILL HAVE TO RESTART THE PROCESS!

b. Now, go back to Start>Control Panel>User Accounts>Change an Account>Computer Administrator (with name of your account)>Change my name. Change the name to a new name. Click "Change Name." AGAIN, DO NOT RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AT THIS POINT!

c. Disconnect your computer from the internet. (If you already know how to disconnect from the internet then skip the rest of step "c.") Now again go back to Start>Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager Look for the "Network Adapters" tab. Click the "+" sign next to "Network Adapters." You will have to temporarily disable every driver listed under here. So, right click on the driver, click disable. Do this for every driver listed under "Network Adapters." You may now restart your computer.

d. If you haven't restarted your computer yet by this point, restart it.

e. Restinall Teamviewer. During the installation process, SELECT PERSONAL, NOT COMMERCIAL!!!

f. Reconnect to the internet. If you did the driver disabling option, go back into Start>Control Panel>System>Hardware>Device Manager, right click the disabled drivers and enable all of them. Otherwise, just reconnect to the internet.

g. After the installation of teamviewer and reconnecting to the internet, you may now try to use Teamviewer again. You'll know if it was successful if you see a different number under "Your ID." You should now be able to use Teamviewer again.


For Windows Vista, 7, and 8 users:

a. Go to Start>Control Panel>System and Maintenance (may say System Security)>System>Advanced System Settings. Enter a different name in the "Computer Description Box." (your computer may not have a description at all. In this case, just enter in a name that you for sure have never used before.) At the bottom you will see "To rename this computer or change it's domain or workgroup, click Change." Click the "Change" button. Under "Computer name:", enter a different computer name. Click "OK." It will prompt you to restart your computer, TAKE CARE TO NOT RESTART YOUR COMPUTER OR YOU WILL HAVE TO RESTART THE PROCESS!

b. Now, go back to Start>Control Panel>User Accounts and Family Safety>User Accounts>Change your Account Name. Change the name to a new name. Click "Change Name." AGAIN, DO NOT RESTART YOUR COMPUTER AT THIS POINT!

c. Disconnect your computer from the internet. (If you already know how to disconnect from the internet then skip the rest of step "c.") Now again go back to Start>Control Panel>System and Security (Note: If you're viewing the Large icons or Small icons view of Control Panel, you won't see this link. Simply click on Device Manager)>Device Manager. Look for the "Network Adapters" tab. Click the "+" sign next to "Network Adapters." You will have to temporarily disable every driver listed under here. So, right click on the driver, click disable. Do this for every driver listed under "Network Adapters." You may now restart your computer.

d. If you haven't restarted your computer yet by this point, restart it.

e. Reinstall Teamviewer. During the installation process, SELECT PERSONAL, NOT COMMERCIAL!!!

f. Reconnect to the Internet. If you did the driver disabling option, go back into your Device Manager, right click the disabled drivers and enable all of them. Otherwise, just reconnect to the internet.

g. After the installation of teamviewer and reconnecting to the internet, you may now try to use Teamviewer again. You'll know if it was successful if you see a different number under "Your ID." You should now be able to use Teamviewer again.

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Second, scan for adware. Adware is software that is installed on your system, not specifically for malicious purposes, but for capitalistic purposes. Other people make money off of the data they collect from your computer. Either way it's certainly without your consent, often causes computer problems like this one, and you really don't want it there. Really. Adaware is a great tool that is also free to use for personal computers. Download it, install it, and have it scan your system before you go on.
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You havent mentioned the O/S you are using, try this if its XP

Here the small tricks to disable or unintal Deep Freeze ver 6 without password:
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MSI is a Microsoft Installer module native to newer MS operating system installers, not W98 or W98SE.

Regardless, your computer is definitely telling you that you lack some required resources that are mandatory to install the VMware software.

You should read the documentation carefully, especially "system requirements" because you are definitely missing something that is required to use the software. It may be any of the following:

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CPU/Processor Support: Perhaps you have a 64-bit version of software, rather than 32 bit. Your W98 and W98SE are 32 bit-only operating systems. 64-bit software will NOT run on W98x.

Other Software: Perhaps your version of VMware requires a specific DirectX, Java, or other software/version be installed FIRST. And some versions (many actually) will not run on W98x. MS consumer support was dropped for W98, meaning most new MS-software does not run on W98.

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