I recently installed Windows 2000 on VMware Workstation 15.5.2 and I tried to install VMware tools for windows 2000 but is showed me a popup that said "Microsoft Runtime DLLs cannot be installed on this operation system. Please see Microsoft KB835732 for detalies."
I dont know how to set up VMware tools and i need it for the resolution to change to fullscreen as it wont allow me to change it from the control panel....\\
How do I fix this problem?
I have / had the same problem.
There are two similar questions on this forum, but alas the links to Microsoft they provide are waaay outdated and don't work anymore:
So I searched the Microsoft site directly: Explore
The first hit helped to solve the problem: Microsoft Update Catalog
I downloaded the patch for Windows 2000, transferred it to the virtual machine, and run it. After reboot, the VMware Tools installed just fine.
Supplement: I'd recommend to store the downloaded file somewhere, I wouldn't count on Microsoft keeping it forever.
Apparently there is an update that replaces KB835732 for Windows 2000.
It is KB891861: