Successfully uninstalled 10.0.6 and re-installed 10.0.5, this version runs for me.
My colleagues have no problems with 10.0.6 (all installed from the same binary).
The only difference we can see is I'm on a Windows 8.1 64bit host, and they are still on Windows 7.
I also upgraded to 10.0.6 this morning and it is also crashing with the same error.
I'm on Win 7 Sp1 64-bit
It occurred to me too.
Only worked when performed as "Administrator".
It is not the solution, but it worked.
Hello, I can confirm this problem. Yesterday tried to install with build-in upgrade, then remove - full download/install - still crashed on start.
Error message was related to libcurl something...
Reinstalled previon version.
My Windows version is Win 7 Pro 64-bit on HP Elitebook 8770w
Looks like I was taking part of the same beta test as you all? :-(
Just updated to 10.0.6 from inside VMware Workstation on my Lenove W530 running Windows 8.1 64bit and VMware Workstation does not start at all.
After uninstalling 10.0.6, reboot and installing a seperately downloaded 10.0.6 everthing worked fine for me until VMware workstation crashed in the middle of my work and could not be started again :-(
The error is related to libcurl.dll according to the system aplication log
Me too. "VMWorkstation has stopped working" crash after following the built-in upgrade notification. Running Windows 8.1 64bit. I'm downloading VMWare 10.0.3 from the MyVMware account, but I can't find anywhere to download the previous working version 10.0.5. Any ideas? Hope the 10.0.5 VMs are backwards compatible with 10.0.3. Can't do any work until this is resolved!
You sir, are a genius! Downloading as I type. Thankyou so much! I'll be downloading 'updates' manually from now on, so I can always revert to the previous version, rather than be left with a broken application!
Uninstalling 10.0.6 and replacing with 10.0.5 works just fine. Phew! Thanks again!
VMware 10.0.6 seems to be unstable and not well tested. Upgrading from Windows 7 64 Bit first failed from within VMware 10.0.5. Afterwards I succeeded to fully download and install 10.0.6, but now I am getting a "VMware has stopped" error. I guess I rather go back to 10.0.5 ...
Had the same crashing issue after upgrading and after some research I found this post that gives some details why the crashing is happening.
To fix the issue simply do the following;
Search for the file libcurl.dll in your VMware Workstation installation folder.
(I found 3 instances on my windows 8.1 machine)
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\x64
C:\Program Files (x86)|VMware\VMware Workstation
C:\Program Files (x86)\VMware\VMware Workstation\OVFTool
Make a copy of the files in the first 2 folders having a modified date of 28/04/2015
Replace with a copy of the file in the 3rd folder (\OVFTool) with modified date of 04/02/2015
Start up VMware Workstation
This fixes the issue and no uninstall or reinstall required, I've tested it and have not experienced any issue.
I take no credit for this as the issue was discovered in the post below which has more details on the exact issue.
Confirmed on my Leonvo T440p.
Have advised everyone at my company not to upgrade to 10.0.6 (we all use Lenovo).
I upgrade from VM workstation 10.0.5 to 10.0.6 and after that my VMware Workstation software didn't start but crashed with a fatal error.
I did a reinstall of VM workstation 10.0.6 and then it started. However.....
I disovered i.e. that the Virtual Network Editor only has the 3 default VMnets. I had about 7 specific VMnets configured.
All gone :-(
The replacement of libcurl.dll fixed the issue for me as well.
Dell Latitude E6530 running Windows 7 Pro 64bit.
Thank you so much, saved me a lot of time!
Aryour fix worked for me.
I've marked it as the correct answer.