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  • 1.  VMWare Workstation Pro 17 - installed using new download for personal use - still showing Commercial Licence

    Posted 29 days ago

    I was previously on a 1 year VMUG Advantage evaluation license for Workstation Pro 17 which was slated to expire mid 2025. 

    After I read the news that VMWare workstation Pro will now be free for Personal use, I went to download the latest installer and installed over my existing copy of Workstation Pro 17.

    When I launch the product, I still see it stating that it's on the Commercial License and it still has an expiry date on it.

    I've tried uninstalling it and selected the remove "Product license information" before installing it again

    Still seeing the same issue - what's happening?

    Am I now forever stuck with only using Commercial Licenses? Is Workstation Pro just going to stop working after Jun 2025 and will I be forever stuck in this loop of needing a Commercial License?

    Any help is appreciated.



  • 2.  RE: VMWare Workstation Pro 17 - installed using new download for personal use - still showing Commercial Licence

    Posted 22 days ago

    I have same problem - after NEW instalation i look to this screen.

    I need help about this - i need for my house small server with few linux machines and that is problem for me. All machines i have prepared on my laptop and i need migrate to new tini server - but 30 day expiration period is a bad for me. I thing if home personal use and that is showing commercial licence - but i download workstation from broadcom web from as workstation personal use.




  • 3.  RE: VMWare Workstation Pro 17 - installed using new download for personal use - still showing Commercial Licence

    Posted 22 days ago

    I need help about this - i need for my house small server with few linux machines and that is problem for me. All machines i have prepared on my laptop and i need migrate to new tini server - but 30 day expiration period is a bad for me. I thing if home personal use and that is showing commercial licence - but i download workstation from broadcom web from as workstation personal use.




  • 4.  RE: VMWare Workstation Pro 17 - installed using new download for personal use - still showing Commercial Licence

    Posted 22 days ago

    HI Eiken

    Maybe if you uninstall and delete configuracion and then install Vmware Workstation? Better you try a fresh install in a VM,  to se how it works?



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    Alex
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  • 5.  RE: VMWare Workstation Pro 17 - installed using new download for personal use - still showing Commercial Licence

    Posted 21 days ago

    See https://knowledge.broadcom.com/external/article?articleNumber=367660 for instructions on how to switch from a commercial license key to the personal use. 



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    - Paul (technogeezer)
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  • 6.  RE: VMWare Workstation Pro 17 - installed using new download for personal use - still showing Commercial Licence

    Posted 21 days ago

    i have try check two , and install , but it still display "30 day" , i just wanna know can i  still use ? if after 30 day ;

    or can i change mode after 30 day end ?