Problem – Failed to install hcmon driver:

While trying to install VMware’s VMRC on Microsoft Windows 10 the installation fails with error “Failed to install hcmon driver”

In my case I was trying to install VMRC version 7.0.1-2508353

Failed to install hcmon driver


The solution that resolved the error for me was to run the installer with elevated privileges.

  • Open a command prompt as administrator.
  • Launch the installer from the elevated command prompt.

Failed to install hcmon driver

Failed to install hcmon driver

Author: Phil Eddies

I am an IT Operations Manager, managing all aspects of the IT infrastructure and service for a mid sized UK based company. I have been working full time in IT since 2001 in 1st to 3rd line and System Administration roles. MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, Citrix CCA