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VMWare lost network connection

Today when I opened VMWare Workstation 12, I got a message about an update.  I tried to install it, but it failed.  The second time it failed again.  I restarted and tried again, and for the third time it failed, so after closing and reopening VMWare I clicked the Remind me later link.  But when I opened a VM, it had no Internet connectivity, and I got a message:

Could not connect 'Ethernet.0' to virtual network 'VMnet8'.

Any suggestions on how I can fix this problem?

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Helen Feddema

8/22/2022 - Mon

Download new installer from vmware site, remove all stains of workstation that you have and reinstall new version.
Helen Feddema

I don't really care about the update -- is there any way to just fix the network connection?
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You need to install vmware host system network drivers. They are lost during failed update. On the bright side - all VMs are stored in your user profile and will come back after proper reinstall.
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Helen Feddema

The Repair feature fixed the problem.