Workstation 7 Fails as have CPU support for CMOV, PAE, TSC, and FXSAVE instructions

Posted on 12:49 AM by Bharathvn

Workstation 7 Fails as have CPU support for CMOV, PAE, TSC, and FXSAVE instructions

Symptoms

  • Workstation 7 does not install on your computer
  • The Workstation 7 installation fails
    You receive the following error:

    Error: This product can only be installed on a machine with CPU support for CMOV, PAE, TSC, and FXSAVE instructions.

Resolution

Due to changes in how Workstation 7 runs virtual machines, a new requirement is that host system CPUs must support PAE (Physical Address Extension) instructions. This was not a requirement in Workstation 6.x or earlier. Contact your CPU vendor to determine if your CPU has support for PAE.
Note: This also applies to Player 3.0, which has the same CPU installation requirement. This was not a requirement of Player 2.x or earlier.
If you are unable to install Workstation 7 on your host system because of this, install Workstation 7 to a different host that has a newer CPU or install an older version of Workstation.