How to fix VMware and HyperV are not compatible

VMware and HyperV are not compatible

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. In this short article, we shall discuss “how to Remove HyperV Role: Fix VMware and HyperV are not compatible”.

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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.

Why this this error prompted?

The error message in the image below is “VMware Workstation and Hyper-V are not compatible. Remove the Hyper-V role from the system before running VMware Workstation”. Please see Enable HyperV on Windows: How to install Windows 11 on HyperV.

This error shows that there is a conflict between VMware Workstation and Hyper-V. Two virtualization technologies are on the same system.

The reason for this error is that these two virtualization solutions use different virtualization technologies and they cannot run simultaneously because they interfere with each other.


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

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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 the parameter below to the end of the file and save

hypervisor.cpuid.v0 = “FALSE” . 

Method 2: 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 on how to Remove HyperV Role: Fix VMware and HyperV are not compatible. If you have any questions, please let me know in the comment session.

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