VMware Player Expired License
When opening VMware Player it says, “Expired license” in the title bar. Lower down in the application it says, “Your evaluation license has expired. To continue commercial use of this product, purchase a license.”
This can happen if you install VMware Workstation then unistall it after the trial expired.
To resolve the issue open regedit & browse to HKLM\Software\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation & delete the License.ws.9.X.XX.XXXXXX value. Now when you open VMware player the message will be gone & will say, “(Non-commercial use only)” which is what the free version sould say.