How to run Hyper-V and VMware workstation 9 in Windows 8

I am sure you have installed Windows 8 by this time and tested out all nice new features. I am personally happy with the new available feature in [easyazon-link asin=”B008H3SW4I” locale=”us”] Microsoft Windows 8 Pro [/easyazon-link] – the [easyazon-link asin=”0735625174″ locale=”us”] Hyper-V [/easyazon-link]. This is great since now you can build, deploy and work with virtualization right on your desktop without additional investment. However I  also like the competition – [easyazon-link asin=”0789749319″ locale=”us”] VMware [/easyazon-link] Workstation 9 and I would like to run them both on my [easyazon-link asin=”0735663815″ locale=”us”] Windows 8 [/easyazon-link] machine, since I have invested in few weeks back into high end laptop with a lot of power in order to be able to run virtualization and build my labs for testing 😉

Here is the right path to install and have both technologies on Windows 8 available:

  1. Install first [easyazon-link asin=”1937061981″ locale=”us”] VMware [/easyazon-link]workstation 9 on your machine
  2. Enable[easyazon-link asin=”047062700X” locale=”us”] Hyper-V [/easyazon-link] feature on Windows 8 and reboot
  3. Now you have both technologies available for your use 🙂

If you do not follow this path and enable first [easyazon-link asin=”0470449586″ locale=”us”] Hyper-V [/easyazon-link] and then try to install VMware workstation you will get error message that  telling you that this product cannot be installed on the machine where Hyper-V is already running. Also you should know, you won’t be able to run them both at the same time. You can run Hyper-V but if you want to start using VMware, you will need first stop Hyper-V service on your machine.

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