VMWare Workstation just popped-up this message to you when trying to start a VM? Then read further to find the fix.

According to MicrosoftMany third-party virtualization applications don’t work together with Hyper-V. Affected applications include VMware Workstation and VirtualBox. These applications might not start virtual machines, or they may fall back to a slower, emulated mode.

To make the VM start in VMWare Workstation, you have to disable Hyper-V on your local Windows. Let’s check its status first. The easier way to do this is using the command bcdedit in cmd. Run cmd as Administrator.

bcdedit /enum 

As you can see Hyper-V is active. We have to set it on off using the command bellow.

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off 
Now reboot and after Windows restarts, start again your VM in VMWare Workstation. Now your VM should start without any problems. At least this was the case for me.

Notes: If you want more details about disabling or uninstalling Hyper-V, follow this link.
I found the fix in this forum here.

Conclusion: I only wanted to show you how can you fix the issue in the fastest way possible. It was not my intention to present you all possible ways to fix it. I hope this solution worked for you and now you can enjoy your working VM.


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