Run VMware/VirtualBox and Hyper-V on Same Machine


Sometimes, you have to use VMware or VirtualBox, but you have Hyper-V installed on your machine (usually to develop Windows Phone application). VMware or VirtualBox can’t run side-by-side with Hyper-V. They have different type of Hypervisor.

If you want to run VMware/VirtualBox and Hyper-V on same machine (but not side-by-side), you can set-up your hypervisor launch options in BCD. Simply, open Administrator’s Command Prompt (Run as administrator) and then:

Disable Hypervisor Launch Options: to run VMware or VirtualBox

C:\WINDOWS\system32>bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off
The operation completed successfully.

OR

Enable Hypervisor Launch Options: to run Hyper-V

C:\WINDOWS\system32>bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto
The operation completed successfully.

Don’t forget to reboot your machine. And voilà: you can use Hypervisors that you want.

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