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What if I just bought VMware Workstation 7?

If you purchased VMware Workstation 7 between 08/01/2011 and 09/30/2011, you are eligible for a complimentary electronic upgrade under the VMware Workstation 8 Technology Guarantee Program.  Here are the details:

  • If you purchased VMware Workstation 7 electronically from VMware or a VMware reseller during this time period, you will automatically receive your VMware Workstation 8 license key(s) via email. No further action is required to receive your upgrade. Please allow up to 30 days to receive your complimentary electronic upgrade to VMware Workstation 8.
  • If you purchased a VMware Workstation 7 retail box through a VMware Reseller during this time period you will need to submit your license key(s) and proof of purchase online by October 31, 2011. Get started.  Please allow up to 30 days to receive your complimentary electronic upgrade to VMware Workstation 8.
  • Customers with an active support and subscription ("SnS") contract are eligible to upgrade to Workstation 8 for free on the VMware license portal:
    1. Log into the VMware License portal using your VMware.com account credentials
    2. Locate the VMware Workstation 7 product name for the license key(s) you would like to upgrade
    3. Expand the product name and click the "Upgrade" button
    4. Follow the prompts to upgrade your license key(s) to VMware Workstation 8
    5. After receiving your new license keys, you can download VMware Workstation 8 software from the  Workstation Download Page

If you cannot wait to for your complimentary upgrade to VMware Workstation 8 to arrive, we suggest you make the most of our free 30-day trial offer until then.

7 thoughts on “What if I just bought VMware Workstation 7?

  1. Arcole

    Hello,
    I bought a licence in july …
    I think that youshould propose a discount price in that situation.
    thanks for your answer.
    Vincent.

  2. Chris

    I bought a license June 24th. If I would have known about the timeframe for the new version I would have waited. In the future, it would be nice if VMware would consider providing notices of upcoming releases a few months in advance.

  3. MaybeOnce

    I purchased Workstation 7 last November and think that upgrades should be included for a year and then offer an upgrade subscription along with maintenance.
    Nice product, but only a one month ‘Technology Upgrade Guarantee’? Sorry, as an independent consultant, I can fine better value in other offerings.

  4. Kristian Alvestad

    I bought mine June 24. Any chance of a complimentary upgrade?
    I thought I was eligible for a free upgrade since I read the dates wrong:-P Thought it said from january 8. to november 30. So this was kind of a downer. Would have waited If I had known.

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