On my last computer I installed and used VMWare Player 3 without a hitch. I just installed it on my new machine and I cannot get VMWare tools to download. I click on the "Install VMWare Tools and, after half a minute of trying to connect with the update server, I get a "The update server could not be found. Check your Internet settings or contact your system administrator." error message. I did many searches but all I can find are workarounds involving downloading VMWare Workstation and getting the tools out of the download. I'm not sure I know enough to make that work. Anyone know what the problem could be here. I can surf the web on the guest OS so I know I have internet connectivity. I don't know why it cannot connect to the server to download the tools. I tried it in three guest OS (SP, Linux Mint, and Opensuse) and same error message on all three. Any help would be appreciated. I would rather get VMWare Player to work than try VirtualBox which I have used before. NOTE: My OS is Windows XP. Also, the internet connection when surfing in the Guest OSs is really slow.