After upgrading to Windows 10, you will get the following error trying to power on guest OS on VMware:

‘VMware Workstation and Hyper-V are not compatible. Remove the Hyper-V role from the system before running VMware Workstation’

That is caused when ‘hypervisorlaunchtype’ on Windows loader is set to ‘Auto’.

Disabling Hyper-V

To disable Hyper-V role, follow the steps below

Open ‘cmd’ prompt with elevated privileges i.e.) with Administrator access, and then run following command

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

Restart the computer

 

Enable Hyper-V

To enable Hyper-V, follow the steps below

Open ‘cmd’ prompt with elevated privileges i.e.) with Administrator access and then run following command

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype auto

Restart the computer