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Where are the Downloads??

  • 1.  Where are the Downloads??

    Posted 29 days ago

    It has become impossible to download Workstation Player since Broadcom came into the picture.  The website keeps asking me to complete my profile to "Gain access" to more product downloads.  All I want to do is download the FREE to use non-commercially version of Workstation.  The links on WMware take you to Broadcom to no avail.  Can someone please comment on where to download Workstation Player?



  • 2.  RE: Where are the Downloads??

    Posted 29 days ago

    I was able to figure it out by following the steps in this blog post: Downloading VMware Fusion and Workstation Free for Personal Use | mikeroySoft.com

    Hope it helps!




  • 3.  RE: Where are the Downloads??

    Posted 29 days ago

    Thank you for the walkthrough.  I got to the Workstation Player download page, and when I tried to click on the download icon, the page tells me I am "Not Entitled".  This is a free product for those to use for non commercial purposes but it is unattainable because of some newly formed blocks instituted by Broadcom.




  • 4.  RE: Where are the Downloads??

    Posted 29 days ago

    Have you tried downloading Workstation Pro 17.5.2? It's now free for non-commercial purposes.

    Broadcom made the decision to "simplify" their desktop virtualization portfolio. Part of that was to discontinue Fusion and Workstation Player products.



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  • 5.  RE: Where are the Downloads??

    Posted 28 days ago

    I chose to download the Pro version of WS, and then had to go and enter my address and email address, now the download link says "Account verification is Pending. Please try after some time."

    Will give it some time, but a simple process has been made unnecessarily difficult, that is, assuming account verification executes in due time. WTG Broadcom.

    Thanks for everyone's input.




  • 6.  RE: Where are the Downloads??

    Posted 28 days ago

    I purchased the commercial version and I still can't download it.  They emailed me a site ID and yet their web-site claims it's not valid.  I wasn't born yesterday, this is one of the worst web experiences I've had since the 1990s.  They took my money but I am not able to access what I paid for.




  • 7.  RE: Where are the Downloads??

    Posted 28 days ago

    Even without a site ID, you should be able to access the download section. From there, you can download the Personal Use version of Workstation Pro (it has the same SHA2 hash as the commercial version, so both files are likely identical).

    Here's what worked for me:

    Log into the Broadcom portal, select VMware Cloud Foundation from the cloud menu (top-right), then select My Downloads (left side), search for "Workstation" (or Fusion, etc), click on VMware Workstation Pro, click on the desired product and version (Personal Use), agree to the Terms and Conditions (if necessary), finally click on the HTTPS Download button.

    PS: These steps are very similar to the link Chuck Renner posted above...




  • 8.  RE: Where are the Downloads??

    Posted 28 days ago

    here :  https://knowledge.broadcom.com/external/article?articleNumber=368667




  • 9.  RE: Where are the Downloads??

    Posted 28 days ago
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    Yep, thank you for your reply, but this company makes it impossible to download anything, at least for an individual.  I'm done...




  • 10.  RE: Where are the Downloads??

    Posted 26 days ago

    Do folks know whether or not the VmWare Workstation Pro for [ windows ] Personal Use and VmWare Fusion Pro for [ macos ] Personal Use installers will upgrade an existing VmWare Workstaion Player [ windows ] and VmWare Fusion [ macos ] install picking up the existing virtual machine configurations they had in place?




  • 11.  RE: Where are the Downloads??

    Posted 26 days ago

    I cannot even get past the original screening process. It gets stuck in a loop, and then spits me back to the download page. 

    Download page
    This page gets stuck loading for roughly 30s-1min, and then spits me back to the previous screen



  • 12.  RE: Where are the Downloads??

    Posted 26 days ago

    There are some working legacy links:

    https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/

    VMware Workstation Player 17.5.2
    https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/player/17.5.2/23775571/




  • 13.  RE: Where are the Downloads??

    Posted 26 days ago

    Thank you very much.  The link gives access to not only the latest, but many of the prior versions of WS.

    Why a billion dollar company couldn't figure out how to give access to these downloads is anyone's guess.




  • 14.  RE: Where are the Downloads??

    Posted 26 days ago
    Cheers for the links. Unfortunately there’s no download for the MacOS build, which is what I was looking for. I guess I’m gonna have to make do with Virtualbox for the time being.

    > On 17 Jun 2024, at 8:46 pm, Pnut12 via Broadcom <mail@broadcom.com> wrote:
    >
    > Thank you very much. The link gives access to not only the latest, but many of the prior versions of WS.
    >
    >
    > Why a billion dollar company couldn't figure out how to give access to these downloads is anyone's guess.
    > -------------------------------------------
    > Original Message:
    > Sent: Jun 17, 2024 06:16 AM
    > From: Stefan Ribeli
    > Subject: Where are the Downloads??
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    >
    > There are some working legacy links:
    >
    > https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/ <https: softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/="">
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    > VMware Workstation Player 17.5.2
    > https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/player/17.5.2/23775571/ <https: softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/player/17.5.2/23775571/="">
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    > Original Message:
    > Sent: Jun 13, 2024 02:33 PM
    > From: Pnut12
    > Subject: Where are the Downloads??
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    > It has become impossible to download Workstation Player since Broadcom came into the picture. The website keeps asking me to complete my profile to "Gain access" to more product downloads. All I want to do is download the FREE to use non-commercially version of Workstation. The links on WMware take you to Broadcom to no avail. Can someone please comment on where to download Workstation Player?
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  • 15.  RE: Where are the Downloads??

    Posted 26 days ago

    VMware Fusion 13.5.2 (for macOS 12,13,14)
    https://softwareupdate.vmware.com/cds/vmw-desktop/fusion/13.5.2/23775688/universal/core/




  • 16.  RE: Where are the Downloads??

    Posted 18 days ago

    Thank you very much, this is the only solution that worked for downloading Fusion.