Does anybody know where a Windows 10 update attempt will look for incompatible applications ?
Right now I am trying to update a Windows 10 and it complains about VMware Workstation.
But there is no version of Workstation installed. Once upon a time there was WS installed but apparently it was not uninstalled properly.
So the question is how does Windows 10 detect Workstation ?
I already cleaned up the registry manually but it looks like I overlooked at least one key or service ...
Checked Workstation drivers and all of them have been removed.
Any other ideas ?
Not sure if this is a wild goose chase. If I run the winget cli (kind of a misnomer) on a Windows VM, it lists over a thousand packages.. Some programs obviously install packages that have different names than the executable. Search for google and if finds such packages as "IAP desktop" and "CLOUD SDK". Even though this is a VM, search on vmware finds Workstation Pro, workstation player and HORIZONCLIENT. I had no idea there were that many packages on the system. Alas, it does not offer to remove them but perhaps it would lead to a registry entry. I don't have a Windows system to try it on, I only run on Linux and Mac.
That said, I did not find the executable on line, I downloaded the solution from github and built it with Visual Studio. Had to do some seemingly unnatural acts to do so.
If you want to wander down that path, we should probably continue off line. I would think the VMware folks have recommendations for other ways to uninstall.