Windows 10: Run Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware on same Computer

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  1. WinClub New Member

    Run Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware on same Computer


    How to: Run Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware on same Computer

    Run Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware on same Computer [​IMG]
    Information When hypervisor is enabled at boot of computer, only Type 1 Hypervisors like Hyper-V can run virtual machines. To run virtual machines on Type 2 Hypervisors like VirtualBox or VMware, hardware Hypervisor must be turned off.

    Microsoft Hyper-V is a Type 1 Hypervisor. When a Type 1 Hypervisor is enabled, Type 2 Hypervisors (VMware Workstation, VirtualBox etc.) virtual machines cannot run. Virtual machines can be created and their settings edited both in Virtual Box and VMware Workstation, but their virtual machines can't be run. When tried, an error message tells that VM cannot be started.

    Error message in VirtualBox:

    Run Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware on same Computer [​IMG]


    Error message in VMware Workstation

    Run Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware on same Computer [​IMG]


    Both VirtualBox and VMware error messages are quite confusing, not clearly telling what the problem is.

    The same is true the other way around. When hardware Hypervisor is disabled, VirtualBox and VMware virtual machines can be started, but running a Hyper-V VM shows an error message. Contrary to messages from Virtual Box and VMware it clearly tells the cause:

    Run Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware on same Computer [​IMG]


    This is because of the difference between Type 1 (native) Hypervisors and Type 2 (hosted) Hypervisors. Type 1 must be enabled even before operating system is loaded. When enabled, even the physical Windows installation on the host computer runs on hypervisor. Type 2, hosted Hypervisors run on top of the OS. Windows is loaded first, and hypervisor only thereafter.

    An image from Wikipedia article Hypervisor shows the difference better than I could ever explain:

    Run Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware on same Computer [​IMG]


    Problem is that because Type 1 Hypervisor needs to be enabled or disabled at boot before the OS starts loading, it can't be toggled ON / OFF live when Windows is running. It always requires a restart.

    This tutorial will show how to setup your Windows 10 computer to run virtual machines regardless which hypervisor is enabled and virtualization software used.
    [table][tr][td]Method One:[/td] [td]Turn Hypervisor ON or OFF as required[/td] [/tr] [tr][td]Method Two:[/td] [td]Create Boot Menu entries to select Hypervisor[/td] [/tr] [/table]




    Method One [/i] Turn Hypervisor ON or OFF as required
    1.1) Open an elevated Command Prompt (tutorial), run the following command:

    bcdedit

    1.2) This shows a list of boot entries on your computer. On the list, find your current OS with identifier {current}, and check if it has hardware Hypervisor turned ON or OFF:

    Run Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware on same Computer [​IMG]

    (Click / tap screenshots to enlarge.)
    • hypervisorlaunchtype AUTO, Hypervisor is ON and enabled
    • hypervisorlaunchtype OFF, Hypervisor is OFF and disabled
    1.3) If Hypervisor is ON, you can run Hyper-V virtual machines, but to run virtual machines in VirtualBox or VMware Workstation, you must turn Hypervisor OFF with following command:

    bcdedit /set {current} hypervisorlaunchtype off

    1.4) Restart the computer. You can now run VirtualBox and VMware Workstation virtual machines, while Hyper-V virtual machines cannot be started. To again run Hyper-V virtual machines, enter the following command and restart computer:

    bcdedit /set {current} hypervisorlaunchtype auto

    1.5) If your current OS has Hypervisor turned OFF, you can run VirtualBox and VMware Workstation virtual machines. To run Hyper-V virtual machines, run command shown in step 1.4 and restart, and command shown in step 1.3 when you want again run VirtualBox or VMware Workstation virtual machines.

    1.6) Important to remember is that to toggle Hypervisor ON or OFF, it always requires a restart.


    Method Two [/i] Create Boot Menu entries to select Hypervisor
    2.1) Check if Hypervisor is ON or OFF as told in steps 1.1 & 1.2.

    2.2) Copy the current OS boot entry to a new one:
    • If Hypervisor in current OS is ON, use following command (#1 in next screenshot):
      • bcdedit /copy {current} /d "W10 No Hypervisor"
    • If Hypervisor in current OS is OFF use following command:
      • bcdedit /copy {current} /d "W10 With Hypervisor"
    2.3) The new boot entry will be added last to list. Note its identifier (#2 in next screenshot). In my example case now, my current OS has Hypervisor ON. To edit the new boot entry to turn HyperVisor OFF, I enter the following command (#3 in next screenshot):

    bcdedit /set {identifier of new entry} hypervisorlaunchtype off

    Run Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware on same Computer [​IMG]


    2.4)
    If Hypervisor on your current OS is turned OFF, turn it ON in new boot entry with following command:

    bcdedit /set {identifier of new entry} hypervisorlaunchtype auto

    2.5) Restart the computer. In this example case now, as my default OS has Hypervisor ON allowing Hyper-V virtual machines to run (#1 in next screenshot), selecting No Hypervisor option (#2) allows me to boot to Windows 10 with hypervisor OFF to run VirtualBox or VMware virtual machines:

    Run Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware on same Computer [​IMG]


    If your default OS has Hypervisor OFF, you could select option 2 to run Windows 10 with Hypervisor, allowing you to run Hyper-V virtual machines.
    That's it, geeks. Easy and fast to turn Hypervisor ON or OFF, depending on which virtualization software you want to use to run virtual machines.

    Kari+

    :)
     
    WinClub, Jul 17, 2018
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  2. Kari Win User
  3. VirtualBox or VMware

    Hello

    I am using Windows 10 Home and Hyper-V isn't available on this version of OS.

    Hence I wanted to use Virtualbox or VMware to run virtual machine and as far as I know Hyper-V isn't even required, I own a HP laptop and cannot find Advanced tab in my BIOS setting to enable or disable Virtualization for 64-bit in Virtualbox.

    Can I ever run VirtualBox or setup Virtual Machine via these software?

    How to get Advance Tab under BIOS for HP laptop ?

    Thanks

    [Moved from: Windows / Windows 10 / Windows Settings / PC]
     
    SaurabhBhatt1, Oct 27, 2019
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  4. Kari Win User

    Run Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware on same Computer

    Hyper-V vs VMWare Workstation pains

    Slightly off topic, nothing to offer to OP, but I thought to mention that I just made a new tutorial about how to run VMware Workstation, VirtualBox and Hyper-V virtual machines on the same computer: Run Hyper-V, VirtualBox and VMware on same Computer
     
  5. jimbo45 Win User
    Hyper-V vs VMWare Workstation pains

    Hi there @Kari

    always appreciate your work

    You really are one of the guys who make this Forum such a great place to be

    Cheers
    and have a great weekend.

    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Oct 27, 2019
    #5
  6. Cannot turn off Hyper V, cannot run Virtual Box machines or VMWare machines

    Since the latest update:

    Edition: Windows 10 Pro

    Verion: 1607

    OS Build: 14393.222

    I can no longer turn off Hyper V and thus cannot run Virtual Box machines or VMware machines.

    When I attempt to turn off Hyper V and restart Windows as requested, Windows simply re-enables Hyper V.

    Then when I try to run a Virtual Box machine, I get an error like this:

    Failed to open a session for the virtual machine Centos 70.

    VT-x is not available (VERR_VMX_NO_VMX).

    Result Code:

    Component:
    ConsoleWrap

    Interface:
    IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

    When I try to start a VMware machine, I get this:

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

    But as I have noted, I am not able to turn off Hyper-V since the Anniversary Update.

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
     
    Joseph Heaphey, Oct 27, 2019
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