Software Update: VMware Workstation Player 16.2.1

VMware has released version 16.2.1 of Workstation Player. Player is free software to create and run virtual machines. However, a fee is charged for commercial use. Simply put, it is a simplified implementation of other VMware products, such as Workstation Pro, Server, and ESX Server. Microsoft Virtual PC virtual machines and Symantec LiveState Recovery disks are also supported. In addition, several pre-installed virtual machines can be installed via this page are downloaded, such as Debian, Ubuntu, and Fedora. Version 16.2.1 fixes the following two issues:

Resolved Issues

  • The Color Theme option is not visible in the VMware Workstation preferences.
    The color theme is not visible in the VMware Workstation preferences because the feature is now deactivated by default. To use the color theme feature, the user must activate the feature manually.
  • The Custom Hardware button in the New Virtual Machine wizard is not working.
    While creating a virtual machine, if you click the Customize Hardware button on the New Virtual Machine Wizard, the wizard crashes.

Version number 16.2.1 build 18811642
Release status Final
Operating systems Linux, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2019, Windows 11
Website VMware
File Sizes

508.49MB – 584.27MB

License type Freeware/Paid