Windows 10: Running Hyper-V and VMware on the same machine? Solved

  1.    25 Oct 2015 #1

    Running Hyper-V and VMware on the same machine?


    As the title indicated, anybody tried running both successfully on Win 10?

    I've seen people doing that on Win 8 forum( Solved Hyper V and VMWare on the same machine - Page 2 ), so I'm wondering if this method would work on Win 10...

    Any help/pointers would be great as I need to use Hyper-V for my course and VMware for work.

    Thank you.

    Solved - that method works!
    Last edited by aether; 25 Oct 2015 at 05:29. Reason: Solved
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  2. Posts : 2,303
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.608)
       29 Oct 2015 #2

    I have VMWare Workstation 10 installed. Once I enabled Hyper-V to test something but then VMWare would not load. It would display a message that is not compatible with Hyper-V and I should disable it to use it again. I disabled Hyper-V and I am now able to use VMWare again. So yes, you can do it, but not at the same time. To use VMWare you must disable Hyper-V. If you want to use Hyper-V you can temporarily enable it but then you cannot use VMWare. I see no reason enabling Hyper-V if you have VMWare, unless perhaps to use an old virtual machine created with Microsoft Virtual PC or Windows Virtual PC or Hyper-V. But again this machine can be imported and converted to VMWare, I have done that and then I only had to install VMWare Tools to get the drivers.
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  3. Posts : 9
    Windows 10 , windows 8.1 & Kali Linux
       31 Oct 2015 #3

    aether said: View Post
    As the title indicated, anybody tried running both successfully on Win 10?

    I've seen people doing that on Win 8 forum( Solved Hyper V and VMWare on the same machine - Page 2 ), so I'm wondering if this method would work on Win 10...

    Any help/pointers would be great as I need to use Hyper-V for my course and VMware for work.

    Thank you.

    Solved - that method works!

    HAHA Same here i am student of MCSA so i need Hyper-v and but i love using VMWare.

    I too tried to run but couldn't

    I Must also try the link that u gave

    Thanks
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  4. Posts : 2,303
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 1706 (CU build 15063.608)
       31 Oct 2015 #4

    As said before, you can have VMWare installed and then enable Hyper-V, but then you cannot use VMWare until you disable Hyper-V. They cannot be used at the same time because they conflict for resources.
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  5.    31 Oct 2015 #5

    Hi there

    Same with VBOX -- you can't have HYPER-V running at the same time as these other systems. Just boot with different option depending on what virtualisation software you want.

    My own view is that if you want to TEST HYPER-V but prefer VMware workstation / player - simply using an SSD create a VM which has HYPER-V installed -- just create a minimal Windows VM with HYPER-V. Now install a guest on that VM.

    The VM in a VM won't be too horrible if your main machine (Host) has a decent amount of RAM and a decent SSD - especially if you only want th HYPER-V system for testing purposes. You will have to run this combo on an SSD though - a spinner will degrade performance too much even on a machine with a fast processor.

    For INDIVIDUAL machines processing power (so long as you have at least an i3 or better) is not normally the bottleneck with VM's -- it's often lack of RAM but above all SLOW DISKS.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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