VMware: Installing VMware vSphere Client 4.1 or 5.0 on Windows 8.1

Today I tried installing VMware vSphere Client 4.1 on my Windows 8.1 update 1 workstation and I received this error message:

This product can only be installed on Windows XP SP2 and above.

 

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Solution

1. Download the vSphere ClientCLient installer

2. Properties > Compatibility > Run this program in compatibility mode for: Windows XP SP2

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5 thoughts on “VMware: Installing VMware vSphere Client 4.1 or 5.0 on Windows 8.1

  1. Hi, I have exactly the same problem, but running the installation program after changing the compatibility as explained above, does not help me. I still get the same error. I’m on Windows 8.1 Pro, and the executable is: VMware-viclient-all-4.1.0-258902.exe
    Any suggestions will be much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance.
    /Hans

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