Install Both Hyper-V and VMware Workstation on Windows 8 Without Errors

21 Oct

Very good solution … worked for me


One of the cool features of Windows 8 is the ability to run Hyper-V client side. No more needing Windows Server to host the VMs, you can now create and manage your VMs right inside Windows 8 using the client version of Hyper-V. However, if you’re still a die-hard fan of VMware Workstation fan (like me), or want the networking features/functionality of VMware Workstation alongside Hyper-V, you may need to work around a common error that appears if you’ve already enabled Hyper-V before installing Workstation.

If you’ve tried installing VMware Workstation after you enable Hyper-V on Windows 8, you probably encountered this error:


Fear not, however, because that error is needlessly there. You can still install VMware Workstation, you just need to first disable Hyper-V, then reenable Hyper-V. Enabling/Disabling Hyper-V will leave your existing VMs untouched, albeit, you may need to tell Hyper-V where they are after enabling it again…

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