VMware 12.0.1 Update (Linux Host) - Crashes Windows 7 Guest - and a Solution..
I updated my x86_64 system (Fedora 22, kernel 4.2.4) to VMware 12.0.1, and the Windows 7 (SP1) guest appeared to start OK, but when I tried to go to fullscreen, I got a black window, with an error message flashed briefly in a small blue window.. The fullscreen window eventually appeared, but was very sluggish, and when I tried to run Photoshop I got the blue-screen-of-death with a 'page fault' error.. I tested this on two different x86_64 systems, with similar results.. I de-installed version 12.0.1 and (re) installed 12.0.0 again, and all is well..
After more tests, I found a solution:
Rather than 'update' from 12.0.0 to 12.0.1, you have to deinstall 12.0.0 first: