So i am trying to install VMware Workstation, but during the setup i get the error:

This port is in use by another program.

I can't seem to proceed to install it and i have no idea how to solve it. Please help. enter image description here

I am on windows 7 64 bit operating system.

  • Do you have any server software installed on you computer? I encountered similar error once, while having XAMPP, and thus Apache, launched. Jul 24, 2015 at 19:47
  • @Virzen I have since solved my own issue see answer :)
    – user7869
    Jul 24, 2015 at 19:49
  • Please mark it as "accepted" then, so this question won't show up in "Unanswered" section any more. Thanks! Jul 24, 2015 at 19:51
  • @Virzen i cannot for 2 days. Due to low rep.
    – user7869
    Jul 24, 2015 at 19:52
  • Ok, make sure you do it as soon as you can then. :) Jul 24, 2015 at 19:55

1 Answer 1


I have since solved the issue.

If you have Skype installed like I do - this application uses the port. So you can turn it off in Skype like so:

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Make sure it is unticked. This solved my issue, hopefully it will help others.

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