Windows 8 – Install Hyper-V and VMWare Workstation 9 side-by-side 2

To start with the bad news. For now there is no solution. When Hyper-V is enabled, VMWare Workstation 9 simply refuses to install or to run. But there is a way to install and use VMWare Workstation 9 while having Hyper-V installed.

The trick is to create an extra boot option. Here are the steps to take:

At the command prompt, type the following: bcdedit /copy {default} /d “No Hypervisor”
The above command should say: The entry was successfully copied to {guid}. Copy that guid to the clipboard including the curly braces.

Now, type the following command: bcdedit /set {guid_hvoff} hypervisorlaunchtype off
In the above command, replace {guid_hvoff} with what you copied in step 2. The above command just sets a property in the boot entry that will not load the hypervisor on boot.

This way you can switch between the both of them on startup.

2 thoughts on “Windows 8 – Install Hyper-V and VMWare Workstation 9 side-by-side

  1. Reply whatF Dec 21,2012 15:06

    tried but failed.
    says “the boot configuration data store could not be opened. access is denied

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