I spent last two months understanding why I was unable to install VMware products on my Windows 7 Professional x64 Workstation: double click on the installer, accept UAC warning….and nothing happens!! No errors, no events in Event Viewer, no process in the task manager…nothing ! I don’t remember how many hours I spent googling for a solution…
One month ago I reinstalled the workstation due some other issues and I was happy to install VMware Workstation, VMware Player and VSphere Client again…but all the products failed to install AGAIN !! I was really frustrated 🙁
Yesterday I was speaking with an high-skilled IT guy so I asked him about this issue and his answer was “I never had this issue before….really strange!” and we both start again to deep investigate the issue.
We found an useful article on VMware Community forum about similar issue installing VMware Player (https://communities.vmware.com/thread/408832): user Andrè describe the process “fixcamera.exe” as VMware Setup killer: I checked the Task Manager and I have it running on my system ! I killed the process and start the setup again: IT WORKS ! Finally I solved this issue !!!