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Running VMware Workstation and Hyper-V on a Windows 8/8.1/10 Machine

You may want to run both VMware Workstation and Hyper-V on Windows 8/8.1 or Windows 10. When you enable Hyper-V on these operating systems this actually removes the functionality to be able to use VMware Workstation as your operating system is effectively virtualized.

Note – This isn’t a supported method, however it enables them to both be installed on the same machine. However only one will work at one time.

To Turn off Hyper-V You will need to run the below command and reboot your computer.

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

To Turn this back on you will need to run this below command.

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto

If you want to take this further you could create another option when starting up your machine. This will add an option on your boot menu called ‘Disable Hyper-V’

bcdedit /copy {current} /d “Disable Hyper-V”
This entry was successfully copied to {xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx)

Note – You will need to copy the ID from the xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx value that is returned from the above command.

bcdedit /set {xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx) hypervisorlaunchtype off

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