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. It is an industry standard for running multiple operating systems as virtual machines (VMs) on a single Linux or Windows PC. IT professionals, developers, and businesses who build, test, or demo software for any device, platform, or cloud rely on Workstation Pro. VMware Workstation Pro allows you to run multiple virtual machines, OCI containers, and Kubernetes clusters at once on the same Windows or Linux PC. Here are some similar VM errors, the virtual machine has terminated unexpectedly during startup with exit code 1 (1×0), and Windows failed to start, a recent hardware or software change might be the cause.

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

Method 1: How to enable Hyper-V on a VMware Workstation
Step1: Select the hardware tab on VM and select the 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 windows explorer, locate the corresponding .VMX file of the virtual machine and add hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = “FALSE” parameter at the end of the file and save.

Method 2: How to enable Hyper-V on a VMware Workstation
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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