I migrated a Windows VM from VirtualBox to VMWare with the free personal licence option for testing, and I found that once the VM booted to the log in screen, I couldn’t get past it.
The keyboard and the mouse just didn’t work.
The thing that made it work, was to disable the network on the VM, and then reboot it.
Strangely enough, it worked.
Oh, and if you want a free licence, you can get one here:
And, if you have trouble with the sound drivers and the like, it’s available here: