install VMWare Player on Windows 7

I am continuing to get this error when installing VMware Player 4.02. on Win 7 Pro  64/bit

The MSI %temp%\vmware_1332345030\vmwarevmicisocket64.msi failed.

the number of course changes when I run again.  I have cleaned out my temp directory, I also moved my temp directory to c:\temp in the environment variables.  I have tried installing under another user name (all with admin rights) to no avail.  Please advise any suggestions.
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Jimmy_MCSOAsked:
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coolsport00Commented:
Do you have any other VMware products installed? Like, vSphere Client? VMware Workstation? etc? IF So...uninstall everything. Delete all VMware folders if the uninstall doesn't do so. Then, go into your host registry and delete, or at least rename the VMware references there, then retry the install.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Disable ALL Anti-Virus.
Jimmy_MCSOAuthor Commented:
No other VMware products installed, and I have disabled AV.
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CSI-Windows_comCommented:
Please follow the instructions in the below article and upload a verbose MSI log for that specific MSI.

The installation will likely generate serveral "MSI?????.LOG" files - it will be important to search for the .MSI name in the log to confirm it is the correctly log file.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Installation/A_5177-Installation-Logging-How-To-Create-a-Verbose-Windows-Installer-Log-and-Submit-it-With-Your-Question-Including-MSIs-That-are-INSIDE-Setup-exes.html
Jimmy_MCSOAuthor Commented:
The problem is that it deletes that that msi file when it fails
CSI-Windows_comCommented:
The logs will still be available in TEMP and since you already know the name of the MSI you can just search for the name inside any of the MSI logs that have time date stamps that indicate they were generated by your install attempt.
Jimmy_MCSOAuthor Commented:
These are the 2 setup logs it left in the temp directory
vmsetup.20120321103141.log
vmsetup.20120321103141.vmwarevmc.log
Jimmy_MCSOAuthor Commented:
Ok I found a way around it.  When I installed VMworkstation.  That worked fine  Thanks for all your suggestions

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Jimmy_MCSOAuthor Commented:
My own solution, was a work around to get this working.
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