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:
# vmware-installer --uninstall-product vmware-workstation
- remembering to answer 'yes' to the ''Do you wish to keep your configuration files?'' message.
Then install 12.0.1 as a new install..
Now everything seems to be working OK, again..
Robert Gadsdon. October 31, 2015.