I have discovered that my installation of three updates on Saturday September 28 2019 has caused the failure of VMware Workstation Pro 14.1.7 to start. On Sunday, when I attempted to run VMware Workstation, it produced a Notification that said "VMware Workstation Pro can't run on Windows".
Luckily, I was able to find that, when I uninstalled the three updates, it was the uninstallation of KB4517211 that allowed VMware to run.
Now, this morning, KB4517211 has installed itself autonomously - I thought that should not happen any more - and VMware again "can't run".
So, once again uninstall KB4517211, restart and VMware can now run. Microsoft Updates now paused for 7 days.
I would like someone to tell VMware about this: I cannot find a way to do it myself. Even better if Microsoft and VMware can sort this out.
I hope that this post is not unnecessarily duplicating news from others: this is the first time I have posted anything, so don't really know where (or how) to do it.
Happy days, Guy