How to enable Hyper-V on a VMware Workstation

VMware Workstation Player(formerly Player Pro) is a desktop virtualization application that is available for free for private use. With a commercial license, Workstation Player can run restricted virtual machines created with VMware Workstation Pro and Fusion Pro.

When faced with this error when installing the Hyper-V role on a VM machine, follow these steps.


Method 1:
Step1: Select the hardware tab on VM and select processors option on the left pane.

From the drop-down list under virtualization select the preferred mode  as Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI option.
-Check the Virtualize Intel VT-x/EPT or AMD-V/RVI checkbox as well.

Step 2: Exit the VMware Workstation application and locate the VMware folder using the windows explorer, locate the corresponding .VMX file of the virtual machine and add hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = “FALSE” perparameter at the end of the file and save. See useful link:

Method 2:
Step 1: From the command prompt, type the following command to enable Hyper-V on your computer.
Launch the command prompt as an administrator and type the following commands, Note: This command does not enable Hyper-V as a hypervisor and reboot.

c:/>hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = "FALSE"
c:/>mce.enable = "TRUE"
c:/>vhc.enable = "TRUE"

Note: to enable this command again via command prompt simply this command as an administrator

c:/>bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto

I hope you found this blog post helpful. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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