In the two packages were combined as VMware Workstation 12, with a free VMware Workstation Player version which, on purchase of a license code, became the higher specification VMware Workstation Pro. VMware Workstation Player formerly known as Player Pro ,  free for non-commercial use; a license may be purchased for commercial use, also providing eligibility for paid support. The features of the versions are compared on the VMware web site.
Getting Started with VMware Workstation Getting Started with VMware Workstation describes how to install and upgrade VMware® Workstation, create a typical virtual machine, and perform common virtual machine operations. Intended Audience This information is intended for anyone who wants to install Workstation and create a typical virtual machine. Unable to run VMware Workstation Pro / Player x after updates on Windows 10 VMware Workstation Pro and Player versions x and earlier failed to launch on Windows 10 , after Windows 10 KB updates were applied. This issue is fixed in the VMware Workstation Pro release. Mar 22, · Re: Unable to Install VMware Workstation 8 on Windows XP service pack 1 machine MShahed Mar 22, AM (in response to continuum) No, i installed the XP OS from the scratch.
Running VMware Workstation 8 as a server with shared virtual machines