1. Joined : Dec 2015
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    Windows10
       29 Oct 2016 #1

    Running hyper-v and vmare on same windows install.


    You cannot run vmware and hyper-v at same time, but you can set up windows to do one or other, selecting which at boot time,

    From an administrative command prompt make a copy of current boot menu and label it with a suitable label e.g. "No Hyper-V".

    Note the first command gives you a GUID and you then copy it and use it with the second command.

    C:\>bcdedit /copy {current} /d "No Hyper-V"
    The entry was successfully copied to {ff-23-113-824e-5c5144ea}.

    C:\>bcdedit /set {ff-23-113-824e-5c5144ea} hypervisorlaunchtype off
    The operation completed successfully.

    No you can boot in hyper-v mode or vmware mode.
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  2. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Oct 2016 #2

    Does it work with the Server 2012 R2 or 2016?

    Hyper V is corrupting my drives when it shuts down so might try VMWare
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  3. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,362
    Windows10
       29 Oct 2016 #3

    veldthui said: View Post
    Does it work with the Server 2012 R2 or 2016?

    Hyper V is corrupting my drives when it shuts down so might try VMWare
    No idea - all this does is allow you not to activate hyper-v services so you can run vmware.
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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 24
    Windows 10 Pro
       29 Oct 2016 #4

    I may give it a try. I need to update my old Exchange server and I was thinking of Exchange 2013 as stable but I now find out by trial it does not install under Server 2016 just because the GUI is no longer available in 2016. Would have to go for Ex2016 if I wanted to updated to Server 2016. Sounds very expensive so might give it a miss now. Would still love to find out why Hyper V under 2012 R2 and 2016 is corrupting my drives on the Hypervisor shutdown.
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  5.    30 Oct 2016 #5

    Hi there

    This has been posted several times -- OK I agree it's better than having to uninstall / re-install HYPER-V each time - but this actually is one of the (VERY RARE) cases where I WOULD suggest a Dual boot. That way you can keep the HYPER-V system totally separate from the one running VMware. You won't pay extra for software licences you've already installed on Windows.

    Note -- the same principles apply to VirtualBox as well as VMware - these products don't run when HYPER-V is enabled (and vice-versa).

    Depending on what you need to do on the HYPER-V system you could make that a minimal windows install if most of your main work is done on the other system - or even on the VM's.

    I'm actually running 2 concurrent Windows VM's with HYPER-V running on both of them -- with a decent processor and fast (Hardware RAID 0) HDD setup the performance of the 2nd level VM is fine !!!!!! (Host --Linux CENTOS 7-->VM Windows 10 Pro X-64, running HYPER-V---Windows 7 VM

    2nd VM also Windows 10 PRO X64 running HYPER-V with XP as the VM.

    TIP though --for people encouraged to try this sort of stuff out (2nd level VM's --i.e a VM running on a VM) you need to ensure :

    1) Host is as efficient as possible -- Windows 10 is not really suitable for this since it's essentially designed as a Non server single user system -but it CAN be done.

    2) You need PLENTY of RAM -- at least 16 GB - better 32 or even 64 GB RAM.

    3) decent processor -- ideally something like dual Xeon - or anything with HYPER THREADING --although the average i7's will work.

    4) Above all FAST HDD's -- about 85% of the bad performance I've seen with most people's computers is usually the appalling SLOW consumer grade HDD's they have in them -- FAST HDD's with a decent size cache and of course some type of hardware RAID.

    5) The HOST OS should ideally run headless and act simply as the server - but provided you aren't doing too much work on it then you can of course have a GUI etc. Put the HOST OS on an SSD if at all possible.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  6. Joined : Dec 2015
    Posts : 2,362
    Windows10
       31 Oct 2016 #6

    jimbo45 said: View Post
    Hi there

    This has been posted several times -- OK I agree it's better than having to uninstall / re-install HYPER-V each time - but this actually is one of the (VERY RARE) cases where I WOULD suggest a Dual boot. That way you can keep the HYPER-V system totally separate from the one running VMware. You won't pay extra for software licences you've already installed on Windows.
    This rather depends on your needs - I use Hyper-V mostly but have a vmware install that I use occasionally - to set up a completely separate Windows install is over-kill in my case.
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