Right-click the installer and run "As Administrator"
I am Trying but it doesn't work!
Any luck with resolving this? I’m having the same issue on a new laptop. Have tried taking ownership and running as admin too.
Here are the steps I did to get it working.
1) uninstall 15.5.1
2) install 15.5.0
3) VMware bothered me with restart required after a few reboots so I ran windows update; a few were needed
4) finally could proceed with 30 day trial as usual
5) updated to 15.5.1