How To Install VMware Workstation On A Computer With Hyper-V Installed

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    When you try to install VMware Workstation on a computer with Hyper-V installed, you get this error:

    VMware Workstation

    Error: This product may not be installed on a computer that has Microsoft HyperV installed.

    To install VMware Workstation on a computer with Hyper-V installed, uninstall the Hyper-V role (Add / Remove Windows Features), then install VMware Workstation, then reinstall the Hyper-V role.

    If you are currently using Hyper-V VMs, you may need to point Hyper-V to the location of these after you reinstall.

    ❗ Note: There are reports that you can only run x32 bit VMs in VMware Workstation on a computer with Hyper-V installed.

    ❗ Update: I’ve now tried this myself and found that it doesn’t work. It seems that there is no way to make VMware Workstation work on the same computer as Hyper-V (running simultaneously, anyway). After installing both Hyper-V and VMware Workstation on the same computer, you get this error when you try to start VMware Workstation VMs:

    VMware Workstation

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

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