this worked for me
That did the trick for me as well - I usually right-click and run as Administrator but didn't see the option so it escaped my mind. Thanks for the reminder!
Thank you, stopping the services did the trick... Windows 10 1607...
I had same problem and I solved this way: Right click on installer file then select "troubleshoot compatibility" after you will get test run.
Actually this will skip current version option.
I'm sure you found the solution by now but I found simply using msiexec from a command prompt worked for me.
msiexec /i "path\packagename"
Worked for me! Running on elevated cmd prompt.
launch cmd as 'Run as admini....'
copy & paste the installer directory e.g. c:\Users\your username\Desktop\VMware-VMRC-9.0.0-4288332.msi