VMware popped up with an upgrade screen to the latest ver.11 version for workstation. Foolishly, I upgraded, after which I was no longer able to cut and paste from Windows 7. It also disrupted the vm ability to autosize the vm screen when switching to full screen or resizing the window. I have tried reinstalling, uninstalling, reinstalling the original ver.11.0 that I had from January, etc. I've tried scrubbing all of the vmware files I could find on the system and deleting any registry entries left behind (although I could have missed something.)
Also of significance is that I am unable to install/reinstall vmtools. The menu item to do so is greyed out and I have not been able to find a solution.
As of now, I've reinstalled 11.0 and the appliance once again. I have very limited cut and paste between windows and the virtual machine. About the only thing I've been able to cut and paste is from the URL window in IE into a text file edit in the vm, and that's unstable. It may or may not work after the initial paste. I definitely cannot cut and paste larger texts from other sources - at least as far as I've tested.
I've tried numerous permutations of uninstalling and reinstalling to no avail. If there are any VM experts, I could really use some help with this one. Anyone have any constructive ideas?