Fully Disable Hyper-V to turn back to vmware/virtualbox.

2 min readJun 23, 2020

I am a regular Vmware/Virtual box user. These are type 2 hypervisors. But I decided to try out Hyper-V technology shipped with Windows 10 pro. As it a type 1 hypervisor, there must be performance improvement and no doubt there was visible difference. But we can only use one thing at a time either vmware/virtualbox or hyper-v. Then I disabled hyper-v and tried using Vmware but I got this error message : “VMware Workstation and Device/Credential Guard are not compatible”.

After trying every possible solution of google results. Still problem persists.

Then i found this video which solved the problem:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bmwyN6oiUU8


✔️ Open the Registry Editor by pressing the shortcut Win+R and typing “regedit” in the Run window. To do it, navigate to the section HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\DeviceGuard. Create a new value with the name EnableVirtualizationBasedSecurity. Assign the value data “0”.

✔️ open “Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features”

then click on “Turn Windows features on or off” and uncheck the Hyper-v checkbox. Then click ok.

✔️ Now run these commands line by line in cmd with admin priviledges.

  1. bcdedit /create {0cb3b571–2f2e-4343-a879-d86a476d7215} /d “DebugTool” /application osloader
  2. bcdedit /set {0cb3b571–2f2e-4343-a879-d86a476d7215} path “\EFI\Microsoft\Boot\SecConfig.efi”
  3. bcdedit /set {bootmgr} bootsequence {0cb3b571–2f2e-4343-a879-d86a476d7215}
  4. bcdedit /set {0cb3b571–2f2e-4343-a879-d86a476d7215} loadoptions DISABLE-LSA-ISO, DISABLE-VBS
  5. bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

And then just reboot. VMware/Virtualbox will work just fine.

Author: Prabhsimran (https://www.linkedin.com/in/pswalia2u/)