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VMware : Could not get vmci driver version

I recently faced one issue. While starting my VM in VMware workstation 12 in Windows 10, I got the following error:


You can resolve it as follows :

  • Go to VM directory, i.e., folder in which you have saved VM disk images.
  • Open directory of the VM that you want to start
  • Open .vmx file in editor – VMware virtual machine configuration (.vmx) of that
  • Change the parameter
    vmci0.present = "TRUE"
    vmci0.present = "FALSE"
  • Save the file
  • Now open the VM, it should work.


  • When I booted the VM, networking was not functioning properly.
  • So I had to reset the network to defaults, after which my networking started to work properly.
  • You can do so as following :
    • Open Virtual Network Editor.
    • Select Change Settings.
    • Select Restore Defaults.


  • I am not sure that you would also face network issue.
  • But, if you do face network issue, please make sure that you know what you are doing.
  • As resetting the network would remove all the modification done to VMware network. Don’t reset it to defaults, unless you know what you are doing.
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