Yeah well not just that... there is a bug in the way vmware interacts with 2.7 kernels so it wouldn't matter how much kernel source I had the situation could be assimilated to flogging a dead horse. Actually to get it running you need to install the vmware update any any version and then compile the new modules with vmware. That's just to answer other people's questions in the future when they find out they can't get vmware to work :P
I do have another question though, since I'm too lazy to read all the documentation, must I install my drivers in my windows xp guest OS? I'd imagine no, since vmware virtualizes all the hardware it must have the drivers in-built.