I kept getting this error when I was installing the VMWare Remote Console:

Failed to install the hcmon driver

and then the installer would exit.

To get around this, I launched an elevated command prompt and executed the installer through the shell.

Search for cmd in your start menu and right click it.

Run as administrator. Accept the UAC prompt and change to the directory that has your VMRC installer.


Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.14393]
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C:\Windows\system32>cd c:\users\tw\Downloads


This will execute the installer with elevated privileges so you can install the hcmon driver without error.

1 Comment

_nd345 · March 24, 2017 at 2:08 pm

thanks! (moronic win10)

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