how to get Oracle vm VirtualBox 6.0 and wsl working at the same time


when i Turn on Windows Subsystem for Linux option in Windows features on or off

VirtualBox out an error every time i run a vm

Call to WHvSetupPartition failed: ERROR_SUCCESS (Last=0xc000000d/87) (VERR_NEM_VM_CREATE_FAILED). Result Code: E_FAIL (0x80004005) Component: ConsoleWrap Interface: IConsole {872da645-4a9b-1727-bee2-5585105b9eed}

is there a way to fix the VirtualBox error without turn off wsl

asked on Stack Overflow Sep 20, 2019 by bob

1 Answer


I found it! After much research, and trial and error, here is what enabled me to run VMs in VirtualBox on Windows 10 with Windows Subsystem for Linux installed:

In an elevated (admin) cmd.exe or PowerShell, do:

bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off

and make sure Hyper-V and Windows Sandbox are disabled in Windows Features (which you can get to by entering OptionalFeatures.exe at a command prompt, or via the Control Panel).

Also, Virtualisation options should be enabled in the BIOS, and I think (I don't have time to test right now) that "Virtual Machine Platform" and "Windows Hypervisor Platform" should be enabled.

VirtualBox 6.0.14, Windows Version 10.0.18362.356.

answered on Stack Overflow Oct 21, 2019 by drkvogel

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