Friday, January 18, 2019

VirtualBox and Hyper-V on Windows 10 PRO

I have recently installed Windows PRO. During installation of Hyper-V, it duly warns you that you will no longer be able to use VirtualBox. Which is true, because when I start a VM in VirtualBOx I get the message:

WHvCapabilityCodeHypervisorPresent is FALSE! Make sure you have enabled the 'Windows Hypervisor Platform' feature. (VERR_NEM_NOT_AVAILABLE).
VT-x is not available (VERR_VMX_NO_VMX).

Apparently all you need to do to re-enable VirtualBox is:

open CMD as Administrator
bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

reboot your machine

To restore Hyper-V you simply run:
bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype on

I haven't tested yet but it should work IMHO

bcdedit is this

Windows Boot Manager
identifier              {bootmgr}
device                  partition=\Device\HarddiskVolume2
path                    \EFI\Microsoft\Boot\bootmgfw.efi
description             Windows Boot Manager
locale                  fr-FR
inherit                 {globalsettings}
badmemoryaccess         Yes
default                 {current}
resumeobject            {b32f6aed-59a4-11e8-b3f7-b9390bbf0244}
displayorder            {current}
toolsdisplayorder       {memdiag}
timeout                 30

Windows Boot Loader
identifier              {current}
device                  partition=C:
path                    \WINDOWS\system32\winload.efi
description             Windows 10
locale                  fr-FR
inherit                 {bootloadersettings}
recoverysequence        {b32f6aef-59a4-11e8-b3f7-b9390bbf0244}
displaymessageoverride  Recovery
recoveryenabled         Yes
badmemoryaccess         Yes
isolatedcontext         Yes
allowedinmemorysettings 0x15000075
osdevice                partition=C:
systemroot              \WINDOWS
resumeobject            {b32f6aed-59a4-11e8-b3f7-b9390bbf0244}
nx                      OptIn
bootmenupolicy          Standard
hypervisorlaunchtype    Auto

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