VMware Workstation and Hyper-V are not compatible

After I upgraded my workstation to Windows 10,  I am no longer able to power on guest OS on VMware operating system and received error as below

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

After some searching, I found that it is caused by ‘hypervisorlaunchtype’ on windows loader is set to ‘Auto’.

Disable Hyper-V


To disable Hyper-V role, follow the steps below

  •  Open ‘cmd’ prompt with elevated privileges i.e.) with Administrator access
  • To disable Hyper-V, run following command

  • Restart computer

Enable Hyper-V


To enable Hyper-V, follow the steps below

  •  Open ‘cmd’ prompt with elevated privileges i.e.) with Administrator access
  • To disable Hyper-V, run following command

  • Restart computer

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  • if you’re using Windows 10, and need to use VMWare. You have to do those steps
    After some updates in Windows 10, the Hyper-v is on by default.

    • suky

      I’ve done the steps, and restarted windows (although I didn’t shut if off completely) and it didn’t work. The same error of “You are running VMware Workstation through an incompatible hypervisor. You cannot power on a virtual machine until this hypervisor is disabled” appears. Any ideas? – Thanks! 🙂

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  • On my win 10 box vmware worket without problems and now even if I did enabled/disabled Hyper-V as described here and even if I have manually disabled it from control panel it still not working … grrr