VMware Workstation Device/Credential Guard are not compatible

When using VMware Workstation 15 Pro with on Windows 10 with the Hyper-V role enabled I’ve got the following error when trying to install or start Windows 10 in VMware Workstation:

VMware Workstation and Device/Credential Guard are not compatible. VMware Workstation can be run after disabling Device/Credential Guard. Please visit http://www.vmware.com/go/turnoff_CG_DG for more details.

In 2013 I did a post about using VMware Workstation and Hyper-V together on Windows 8, link. The bottom line that the Hyper-V role conflicts with  VMware Workstation.  It looks like this is still the case. The same  solution can be used to  disable the Hyper-V role in Windows 10.

To disable Hyper-V from starting the following command can be used:

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

A reboot of Windows 10 is necessary. After the reboot I was able to boot the Windows 10 VM.

 

 

 

 

To enable the Hyper-V role again use the following command:

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto

A reboot of of the Windows 10 is necessary.

 

VMware/Microsoft has a KB article how to disable Windows Defender Credential Guard, link and link. I did not try this because the solution in this worked for me.

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