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VMWare Workstation: Failed to create the requested registry key error: 1021 (Fix)

by on Nov.21, 2012, under Random()

Today I came across an error saying ‘Failed to create the requested registry key error: 1021′ when installing VMWare Workstations 8.0. This error occurred because I’ve already had other VMWare products installed on my machine in the past.

In order to fix this problem I had to remove the old VMWare registry entries.

For 32-bit systems remove the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.

For 64-bit systems remove the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\VMware, Inc.

After removing these keys I was able to successfully install VMWare Workstations 8.


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