Misleading VMWare Errors and the solutions

Did you recently install WMware Workstation and started to get wired error messages? Then hopefully this short blog post can help you

Error 1 VMware Workstation and Device/Credential Guard are not compatible. VMware Workstation can be run after disabling Device/Credential Guard

You have just installed VMWare and ready to kick it off, but hey, VMWare Workstation / Pro does not start , its giving the below error :

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.

Solution 1

I know it does not make sense as well. Why should you turn off Credential Guard (CG) because you want to run a VM ? Anyway, if you go ahead disable CG but Vmware is still not keen to start or if you have neither CG or DG enabled and the workstation does still not work.

Please make sure to turn off /disable Hyper V , unlike Windows 8, both of them does not like to work together.

You can simply disable it with the below comand :

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

or You can go: Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features\Turn Windows Features On or Off and from there untick Hyper V

Error 2 ” The Operation Was Cancelled by The User “

Now you have your VM’s running, and let’s say you want to do a configuration change in the VM or

when you want to start your VMWare Workstation but out of suddenly, it’s giving you “Operation canceled by YOU 🙂 ” error. Or for any other reason ( which I have not faced yet) simply go to the solution and apply the easy fix

Solution 2

Simply just close Your One Drive, and It will work. Yes I know this one was too easy to think of :S

To do so: Open One Drive App, Go to Settings – Select Close One Drive as below

PS: if you want to re-enable your Hyper V , you can use the below command

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto

Don’t forget to reboot your Windows.

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