callmejack2000
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Windows 10 2004 with player 12 ?

My CPU incompatible with anything above version 12 of workstation player

The new Windows 10 2004 won't install unless I remove Player 12.

Will there be a way to run player 12 on windows 10 2004 once I upgrade ? will it really break something or Microsoft is just being too cautious by blocking version 12 ?

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Alex_Romeo
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Hi,

I'm sorry but there's nothing you can do. It is not in the compatibility matrix.

If you want to check this is the link:

VMware Knowledge Base

ARomeo

Blog: https://www.aleadmin.it/
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scott28tt
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VMware Employee

As you will see from the KB posted above only the original Win10 build has supported WS12.

You could TRY the workarounds mentioned in the links from this thread: Statement for Workstation 15.0 and earlier being blocked by Microsoft KBs

As I see it your only other options are to avoid that Win10 update or to replace your old hardware.


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callmejack2000
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It's been working fine with windows 10 1909 with no issues. I don't remember that windows 10 was blocking the update back then, I think there was just a recommendation to uninstall VmWare 12. I will try to uninstall VmWare, upgrade windows 10 and reinstall it afterwards.

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Chris30110
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Good question, I'm in the same boat, I headed to the VMWare store to buy the upgrade unfortunately there is no upgrade from 12 pro to 16 so I'm left out of pocket $330 buying a full copy instead of the $164 for the upgrade, I guess for me the other option is to buy the vmug advantage which I believe has workstation but it is a 12 month subscription. VMVare if you are listening it would be nice to be able to buy the upgrade instead of the full product again.

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