Monday, November 12, 2012

VMware Workstation 9 and Windows 8 - Hyper-V issues

I recently installed Windows 8 on a laptop, as well as VMware workstation 9. Later on, I added Hyper-V roles. When I tried to power Workstation back up, I got the following error message:

VMware Workstation and Hyper-V are not compatible. Remove the Hyper-V role from the system before running VMware Workstation.

Removing the  Hyper-V role, entirely, seems to suffice. I tried removing the Hyper-V role and shutting down the Hyper-V management service without rebooting, but that did not help. After rebooting, the Hyper-V management service was gone and VMware Workstation could launch VMs properly again.

1 comment:

Martin said...

You may try it with a little script (run as Administrator):

C:\Windows\System32\bcdedit.exe /set {current} hypervisorlaunchtype off
shutdown /r /f /t 0

This way, you can run vmware and Hyper-V on the same machine (not simultaneously, but one of them after a reboot)

Reactivate Hyper-V with hypervisorlaunchtype auto